Common; small white flowers; growing in leaf litter on top of large rocks; 10 cm tall.
Rocky Bluff by Colorado River in Brown County. Shaded area in cedar elm forest and grassy area next to river.
Returning home from the 2012 Texas Society of Mammalogists conference in Junction, TX.
Uncommon in shade of Quercus sp.; stinging hairs present and painful; small reduced flowers; 20 cm tall.
Texas Tech Field Station. Large fields dominated by Medicago, Eriodium, and occasional Prosopsis. Heavy deer presence.
Collected at 2012 Texas Society of Mammalogists conference in Junction, TX. Collected with Caleb Philips and Russell Pfau.
Showy flowers of this shrub alongside the fence at Box Canyon.
Many plants in flower on rocky slopes.
Many small plants in flower on rocky slope above the canyon.
Being eaten by red admiral caterpillars deep in this forested area.
Blackberry seedling growing in the base of a phoenix palm.
Brief description of what you observed
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...