How do you spend your winter?

How do you spend your winter? Many species of wildflowers spend their wintertime growing leaves, stems, and roots, but especially their leaves. Leaves are the means for converting the light energy from the sun into the chemical energy of starch, which is then stored in the plant's roots. This process of making food continues throughout the winter and into early spring. Then, when conditions like the temperature, moisture, and the amount of daylight are just right, the plant will produce its pretty blooms using its stored food. I took the image of the leaves yesterday. The images of the flowers were taken earlier this year in May. This is Texas Bindweed (which sometimes has a pink eye in the center). #DoctorBot #LakeKirby

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