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For HJ

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One reason we went to New England on our recent trip was to fulfill the wishes of our Austin friend Helen-Jo (HJ) Hewitt. Before her death last November at the age of almost 91, she’d asked, as a longtime member of the New England Wild Flower Society, if I’d disperse her ashes among the ferns and orchids at the Garden in the Woods in Framingham, Massachusetts. On June 1st, accompanied by Eve and the Society’s Director of Philanthropy Tracey Willmott and horticulturist Anna Fialkoff, I did so.

At the same time, I meant to take some memorial nature photographs in the gardens but a light rain got in the way. On June 12th I stopped back by for an hour to take my pictures, some of which I’ll post here on and off over the next few weeks, beginning today with the flower and seed capsule of a celandine poppy, Stylophorum diphyllum.

© 2018 Steven Schwartzman

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June 30, 2018 at 4:31 AM

Developing leaves of a white prickly poppy

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White Prickly Poppy Leaves Developing 0906

Argemone albiflora is the only poppy native to central Texas. Not for nothing is the plant known as a white prickly poppy, as you can tell from this downward view of fractal-like young leaves in Great Hills Park on the still-wet morning of April 14.

© 2016 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

May 13, 2016 at 5:17 AM

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