We gathered with around 25 other iNatters for the Big Thicket BioBlitz -- it was the best time ever to explore with fellow naturalists.
Today many of us went to the Turkey Trail and saw some really neat plants.
Many of these ID's are tentative -- I'll have to work a bunch on them later. Lots of new things for me! :)
Before Elizabeth and I met with the group of other naturalists, we hit a few fabric stores during the day. This store was part of a quilter retreat center or something. Anyways, I sure enjoyed walking around in this field filled with wildflowers.
I'll work on ID's of these observations later on -- I wanted to get them uploaded first. :)
The family Melastomataceae (alternatively Melastomaceae) is a taxon of dicotyledonous flowering plants found mostly in the tropics (two thirds of the genera are from the New World tropics) comprising some 200 genera and 4500 species. Melastomes are annual or perennial herbs, shrubs, or small trees.