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Centaury - long stemmed

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Centaury - Zeltnera exalta - long-stemmed
Dry Creek
June 29, 2010

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Centaury - Zeltnera exalta - long-stemmed
Dry Creek
June 29, 2010

It seems that I've been driving by this clump of centaury along the driveway for weeks, too busy to photograph. At the tail-end of its bloom, these are anemic examples of what they were at the beginning of June, blooming a week or two behind the larger and more flamboyant venusta. These flowers are about 3/8ths of inch in diameter and are liable to go unseen in the taller dry grasses. The late spring rains seem to have brought large populations of both varieties this year.

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I read once this was Lady Bird Johnson's favorite wildflower. Easy to see why it would be.

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