Juan Fernando Castillo
Omar de rosas
On the last day of our vacation, we decided to hit a couple more state parks. Bummer though -- Palmetto Palm State Park was closed because of the Oct 31 flood! We were just able to walk around a short trail on the north side of the river. Nonetheless, nature was there. :)
Spotted while wife was in "Heirloom Elegance" quilt shop.
Observed while wife was at "Golden Needles and Quilts" in Rockport -- it was nice being this close to the ocean; I knew I would see some new stuff. :)
I think this is right -- but I may have to look back. I've seen this plant before.
Elizabeth and I went to Goose Island State Park, in particular to find the turtles documented by some folks earlier in the month: http://www.inaturalist.org/projects/inat-observation-of-the-day/journal/4990
Alas, we didn't see the turtles, but that's ok -- we spotted LOTS of other really exciting things. :)
The Amaranthaceae, the Amaranth family, represent the most species-rich lineage within the flowering plant order of Caryophyllales. Now including the former goosefoot family (Chenopodiaceae), the extended family contains approximately 180 genera and 2,500 species.