two adolescent specimens dead in young stand of Tsuga canadensis, presumably from Dutch Elm Diseae
Cedar Elm (Ulmus crassifolia)
20 January 2017
Ray Roberts Lake State Park, Isle du Bois
Pilot Point, Denton County, Texas
This small Cedar Elm was growing on the side of the trail next to the Kids' Fish Pond (Bluestem Campground).
Source: "Ulmus crassifolia," Archive of Central Texas Plants, University of Texas, accessed 1.21.17: http://www.sbs.utexas.edu/bio406d/images/pics/ulm/ulmus_crassifolia.htm
not abundant but scattered at site
A very interesting and important herb. Found along a trail in primary forest adjacent to the ruins. Two Spanish names are Cresta de gallo and Tusilla, also known as Snakeweed.
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Rosales is an order of flowering plants. It is sister to a clade consisting of Fagales and Cucurbitales. It contains about 7700 species, distributed into about 260 genera. Rosales comprises nine families, the type family being the rose family, Rosaceae. The largest of these families are Rosaceae (90/2500) and Urticaceae (54/2600). Rosales is divided into three clades that have never been assigned a taxonomic rank. The basal clade consists of the family Rosaceae; another clade consists...