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Turk’s cap flower

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Turk's Cap Flower 7938

Here’s a flower of Malvaviscus arboreus, known as Turk’s cap and Texas mallow, that I photographed in Great Hills Park on July 18th. The plant was in a heavily shaded place in the woods—its familiar habitat—so I had to use flash. Don’t the clumps of pollen remind you of caviar?

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UPDATE: If you check out yesterday’s post showing a feather, at the end of it you’ll see I’ve added suggestions about the identity of the bird that shed the feather.

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman

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  1. When I saw this picture this morning and the chance to reblog, I just had to do it. Who could resist such a scrumptious picture of Turk’s Cap when it is blooming right now in all our gardens!
    Ann of Dallas Garden Buzz

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