Headed down to the Lower Rio Grande Valley for a staff meeting with the other urban wildlife biologists.
Palo Alto Battlefield was my next stop -- although, I got here too late... They closed the front gates after 30 minutes. Oh well -- I spotted some neat things while I was there. :)
Borrichia frutescens - growing along an open salt pan area along the nature trail at Long Key State Park.
This is one of the plants on an old oil pad where I test water. I'm trying to learn the plants I see at this site.
Borrichia frutescens is a species of flowering plant in the aster family known by the common names sea oxeye, sea oxeye daisy, bushy seaside tansy, and sea-marigold. In Veracruz it is called verdolaga de mar. It is native to the United States and Mexico, where it occurs along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts. Its distribution extends from Virginia south to Florida and west to Texas in the US, and along the Mexican Gulf Coast to Yucatán....