Common Names: Hooker's Eryngo
Found this today. Trying to compare it to the yellow sandshell. ID info would be appreciated. I do have this shell if there are questions.
Recently Dead - found on a clay ledge about four foot above the waterline.
Found in a muddy/clay spot. Only one specimen found.
Thanks, Marsha May for the ID correction.
Found 16 live and numerous dead specimens on a rocky outcrop in the Sabine River south of Hawkins, TX.
Sorry for no scale.
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.
Found in a seine while seining in salt marsh.
Underneath bark of a dead tree limb.
Time: ~3PM Weather: Sunny
This Plestiodon was on a pine tree trunk in a mainly pine forest near a salt marsh.
Time: ~2PM Weather: 78F Sunny
This large flavigaster was found swimming in a salt marsh. The snake was beneath the water, slithering through pond weeds. It had recently eaten a meal.
This copperhead was found at about 4:30pm underneath a piece of corrugated tin by a shack surrounded by dense forest. The shack was approximately a quarter mile from a salt marsh. This individual seemed to be about 2.5 ft long.
Caught with a seine net in the a salt marsh, length= 3.7cm
Species: Spermacoce glabra Michx.
Family Apiaceae – Carrot family
Genus Eryngium L. – eryngo
Species E. hookeri Walp.
Species: C. marshallii
Edible fruit but with toxic seeds.
"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