Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Mexican Hats on Addicks Dam

The vegetation on the slopes of Addicks Dam varies somewhat with the seasons. This time of the year patches of yellow prairie coneflowers -- aptly called Mexican Hat in recognition of their sombrero-like flower heads -- enliven the green meadows and complement the panorama of tall prairie grasses swaying in the wind.

Prairie grasses and cone flowers with Addicks Reservoir grounds in the background

 Scientific name: Ratibida columnifera aka Ratibida columnaris

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