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Developing leaves of a white prickly poppy

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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

Buffalo bur buds opening

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I photographed these opening buffalo bur buds, Solanum rostratum, along the Muir Lake Trail in Cedar Park on July 27th. The buds themselves are soft and fuzzy, but look at all those prickles elsewhere on the plant, especially on what will become the seed capsules.

© 2015 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

September 11, 2015 at 5:49 AM

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