Drying Up

I saw this flower the other day–shriveled and dried up.  It took me a little while to figure out what it was.

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It is, of course, partridge pea–one of my favorite plants.  Here is what it looks like on a warm summer day:

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Then at night the leaves close together, like the houseplant called “sensitive plant.”

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About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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