Notice the glandular pubescence on the calyx.... Thanks Sonnia.
This was a plant I learned in my early days as an aficionado of the writings of Euell Gibbons. It is well worth study.
This North American coneflower is the only extent member of the genus Dracopis. However it sometimes goes by the name Rudbeckia amplexicaulis in which case is ceases to be a monotypic genus.
Sabine River Basin
I'm wondering if anyone might have an idea what critter med the holes in these Asian clams.
Found in undisturbed clay soil. Nearly 100 specimens in scattered groups.
Guided by the Texas Department of Wildlife and Fisheries' experts it was an easy find. The Golden Orb is one of many mollusks that are diminishing in numbers and may well promise to go the way so many other. Of the three members of the Quadruls species know to have existed in the San Marcos only two are left. The shown location is not the actual site but one of the public access points to the river.
Species: Spermacoce glabra Michx.
I have a specimen to key this one out as it is a lot like Argemone albiflora I'll update this page when I get back to the books.
Species: H. parviflora
Planted by Hwy Dep
Family Apiaceae – Carrot family
Genus Eryngium L. – eryngo
Species E. hookeri Walp.
Species: C. marshallii
Edible fruit but with toxic seeds.
Wasp like animal. I'd like to know exactly what this is. Any help would be appreciated. These two seem to live in the ground with others here in NE Texas.
"Man of the Earth"
One root per frond.
Morella cerifera (L.) Small
I'll be watching this one for flowers.
Species: A. viridis
Asclepias viridis Walter
The flower is a little under an inch.
Other smaller flowers were often located under the main one.
The numerous small thorns were quite soft.
The whole thing reminds me a bit of a thistle.
When I first learned this green spored mushroom, it was Lepiota morgani.
Species: C. molybdites
Species: C. occidentalis
Look carefully an yu will see the companion plant Toxicodendron radicans inhabiting the same dying tree.
Some 3 or 4 generations ago, in my college days I learned this fungus as Lepiota lutea. Nothing stays the same, I guess.
The change seems fitting, as this is the first time I have encountered the organism outside of a house.
Species: L. birnbaumii
Species: R. emetica
Seems something took a bite out of this one before me.