The Anemones Are Coming!

It’s time again for the Anemones to start blooming! We are seeing lots of observations of the leaves, so keep your eyes open for those beautiful blooms to come any time now!

Thank you to everyone who helped us last year to document the less common Carolina Anemone (A. caroliniana). We collectively documented 46 observations by 15 observers at ~19 locations! That’s quite an increase from the previous year of 4 total observations! Are you ready to make 2020 an even better year?

We would love for everyone to join us in looking for the Carolina Anemone! All you need to do is learn what to look for and post your observations to iNaturalist. That’s it! Your data is automatically included.

On the DFW Carolina Anemones project page there are links to all the important information, such as how to tell them apart from Tenpetal Anemones, where to look for them, and locations still needing to be checked. You can find all of that here: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/carolina-anemones-of-dfw/journal/22090-important-links

Don’t think you’ll remember all that while you are skipping through the wildflowers? It’s ok! Take photos of the flower, entire stem, and leaves. Post your observation ID as “Anemone” and we’ll tell you which species it is.

If you are interested in coming to a field information session once the Carolina Anemone is in bloom, leave a comment below or email Kimberlie at kimberlietx@gmail.com to receive announcements on the date and location. (To be determined once Mother Nature gives us the go-ahead.)

Thank you for helping us to learn more about this lesser known Windflower! Your efforts are invaluable and greatly appreciated!

@kimberlietx and @pfau_tarleton

Posted by kimberlietx kimberlietx, February 04, 2020 01:13

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Here's a list of firsts-in-bloom for 2020 thus far:
1st Anemone berlandieri (Jan 6, San Antonio): https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/37473672
1st Anemone caroliniana (Feb 8, near Brenham): https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/38431999
1st Anemone edwardsiana (Feb 8, SW of Kerrville: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/38443098

Still waiting on first-in-bloom for these:
Anemone okennonii
Anemone tuberosa (only 1 observation on iNat, near El Paso)

Link to all 5 Texas species:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=18&subview=grid&taxon_id=883652&view=species

Here's data on bloom times for Texas comparing berlandieri and caroliniana:
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1o7aDn7e_tvmkY7EkiYBB7n45VPphl7VbBaSiSMg6PSg/edit?usp=sharing

Posted by pfau_tarleton about 2 months ago (Flag)

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