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broomstraw, with seeds ready to fly, sooc

Broomstraw, Andropogon, which is a common feature of fields, and along roads, in Upstate South Carolina. It looks like the seeds/fruits are ready to fly. The plant is a feature of secondary succession, that is, it grows in a field left to itself, so much so that you can often see little else growing there, but broomstraw. Then it's displaced by blackberries and other, later stages.

 

Commonplace, but beautiful. Thanks for looking.

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Taken on December 14, 2011