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Carnea-group Green Lacewings (Complex Chrysoperla carnea)

Observer

arachon

Date

July 14, 2021 06:13 PM CEST

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Eastern Pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis)

Observer

balajidevarajan

Date

July 25, 2021 11:50 AM CDT

Description

Can you help identity what the pondhawk is holding in the first picture? Is it preying on some larvae?

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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)

Observer

kalamurphyking

Date

June 19, 2019 06:43 PM CDT

Description

Photo 1:
First Meal
I had seen the egg with baby showing in the morning. In the early evening I checked again & found a hatchling. The first meal a newly hatched caterpillar has, is its own egg. And this cutie was happily munching away. I gathered a few fresh saucer magnolia leaves and put the dried egg leaf on top of one so it would have fresh food when ready.
Photo 2:
Little Devil Has Horns
I'm guessing the horns are meant to scare off predators but I think they are kind of cute. Making good progress on that egg.
Photo 3:
Swallowtail Hatchling
I left this one uncropped so you can see how tiny it is. I have a papertowel on the bottom of the butterfly habitat to keep moisture levels down. And plenty of fresh leaves available. When I went to bed, the baby was still eating the egg.
Unfortunately, the next morning, it was dead. Egg was gone but the baby never moved on to the fresh leaves. No evidence of any disease but it might have been parasitized before I brought the egg inside. I have no way of knowing. I am grateful for what I did get to see and hopeful for another chance someday. This species might be more difficult to raise than monarchs, queens and tersa sphinx with which I've had success.
Observation of the ready to hatch egg is here: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/83947025
Observation of the female laying said egg is here: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/83801208

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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)

Observer

kalamurphyking

Date

June 19, 2019 12:19 PM CDT

Description

Ready To Hatch
After seeing the swallowtail laying eggs, I searched both my saucer magnolia trees. I was only able to find one egg & it was on the leaf I photographed the butterfly actually laying it. No clue why just 1 egg. It was green when I found it. I brought it inside to my butterfly habitat. I have raised many monarchs so thought I'd try with this one.
6 days later the egg looks like this. No longer green, it is translucent & you can see the tiny caterpillar inside.

This is the photo of the butterfly actually laying this egg: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/83801208

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Buffalograss (Bouteloua dactyloides)

Observer

lisa281

Date

September 13, 2019 06:35 PM CDT

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Eastern Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron radicans)

Observer

lisa281

Date

April 30, 2021 04:22 PM CDT

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Eastern Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron radicans)

Observer

lisa281

Date

April 30, 2021 04:53 PM CDT

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Rough Earthsnake (Haldea striatula)

Observer

jennifer_jiang

Date

February 20, 2022 11:27 AM CST

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Milkvetches (Genus Astragalus)

Observer

katelyn_perkins

Date

February 20, 2022 02:24 AM UTC

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Hispid Cotton Rat (Sigmodon hispidus)

Observer

amypd60

Date

March 3, 2022 03:03 PM UTC

Description

What died in my garden?

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White-lined Sphinx (Hyles lineata)

Observer

jennadiaz

Date

March 6, 2022 02:15 PM UTC

Description

Fuzzy

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Grey Field-Speedwell (Veronica polita)

Observer

vicki76

Date

March 6, 2022 12:50 PM CST

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Barred Owl (Strix varia)

Observer

balajidevarajan

Date

February 27, 2022 06:34 PM UTC

Description

Lifer! Lucky! Grateful!
I decided to go on a random birding drive without a specific spot in mind. 60 miles later and after stopping at railway crossings, gas station and several detours to click kestrels and other birds (separate posts), I was on a off-beat side road where I didn't miss spotting this large bird at 5:30pm. I was delighted to see a barred owl for the first time! I was there at the right time - how lucky!
Today, nature rewarded my 3 month old wish to see an owl! Happy with the quick turnaround! Grateful!
The owl and I exchanged few stares before it took off.

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Elm Borer (Saperda tridentata)

Observer

lisa281

Date

May 8, 2021 10:22 PM CDT

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Osage-Orange (Maclura pomifera)

Date

April 30, 2021 02:29 PM UTC

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Hairy Vetch (Vicia villosa)

Observer

sehnature

Date

May 21, 2020 12:00 PM CDT

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Plains Coreopsis (Coreopsis tinctoria)

Observer

lisa281

Date

June 17, 2018 09:25 AM CDT

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Red Deadnettle (Lamium purpureum)

Observer

abigailmm

Date

March 20, 2021 03:20 PM CDT

Description

Showing square "stacked" arrangement of leaves

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King Island Melilot (Melilotus indicus)

Observer

lisa281

Date

April 30, 2019 04:40 PM CDT

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What

Climbing Prairie Rose (Rosa setigera)

Observer

lisa281

Date

October 5, 2018 12:54 PM CDT

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White Prairie Rose (Rosa foliolosa)

Observer

lisa281

Date

September 28, 2019 10:06 AM CDT

Description

Rose hips

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Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)

Observer

lisa281

Date

January 8, 2020 10:46 AM CST

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Spanish Gold (Grindelia ciliata)

Observer

cameronsk

Date

October 26, 2020 05:35 PM UTC

Description

This stalk is about 5 feet and 6 inches tall.

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Slippery Elm (Ulmus rubra)

Observer

lisa281

Date

July 31, 2020 11:43 AM CDT

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Plums, Cherries, and Allies (Genus Prunus)

Observer

an_observer

Date

November 23, 2020 07:09 AM UTC

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Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)

Observer

tadamcochran

Date

July 14, 2017 09:23 AM CDT

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Wand Riverhemp (Sesbania virgata)

Observer

janetwright

Date

September 19, 2020 09:32 AM CDT

Description

A set of four observations as follow-up to a question about ID of https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/57845999 (same plant as this one). The plants are in a stand of a dozen or more at the edge of salt marsh. This observation and the 4th are about 20m apart, and all plants are about the same height (2m+) and stem diameter, so they are likely to be all one species, but there is enough variation in pods and flowers that I wanted to show variants. Sesbania virgata always has upturned curved pods, but in the past I have only seen it with yellow flowers. This particular plant had no flowers. just curved pods, but the other three did have flowers. The four observations are:https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/60113578
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/60113579
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/60113581
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/60113584

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Coyote (Canis latrans)

Observer

gardeneratlaw

Date

September 8, 2020 11:14 AM UTC

Description

Hunter Camera

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Tree-of-Heaven (Ailanthus altissima)

Observer

sahi2018

Date

September 9, 2020 11:46 AM CDT

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Texas Snakeweed (Gutierrezia texana)

Observer

pfau_tarleton

Date

November 9, 2019 12:11 PM CST

Description

The plant on the left in the third photo showing a side-by-side comparison is Amphiachyris dracunculoides: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/35627414

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Broomweeds (Genus Amphiachyris)

Observer

pfau_tarleton

Date

October 26, 2019 12:21 PM CDT

Description

First two images show two species for comparison purposes.

Specimen on left: Note U-shaped base of flower, more dense branching (2nd pic), and shorter/wider petals compared to Gutierrezia (right; https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/34926031).

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Texas Snakeweed (Gutierrezia texana)

Observer

pfau_tarleton

Date

October 26, 2019 12:21 PM CDT

Description

First two pics show two species for comparative purposes.

Specimen on right: Note V-shaped base of flower, less dense branching, longer/narrower petals compared to Amphiachris (left; https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/34926032).

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Poison Ivies and Oaks (Genus Toxicodendron)

Observer

dianahatch

Date

November 7, 2018 02:17 PM CST

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What

Box Elder (Acer negundo)

Observer

lisa281

Date

August 21, 2020 11:56 AM CDT

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Leafhopper Assassin Bug (Zelus renardii)

Observer

lisa281

Date

July 27, 2020 09:27 PM CDT

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Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris)

Observer

jsuplick

Date

May 15, 2020 08:39 AM CDT

Description

Photo credit to my husband, Michael Matuson.

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Dragonheads and Obedient Plants (Genus Physostegia)

Observer

lisa281

Date

May 13, 2020 04:38 PM CDT

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What

White Ash (Fraxinus americana)

Observer

techang13507

Date

July 20, 2019 10:37 AM HST

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Chinese Privet (Ligustrum sinense)

Observer

mmeador

Date

May 3, 2020 07:44 AM CDT

Description

Closeup of privet flowers. Seen during morning walk in residential neighborhood.

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Noogoora Burr (Xanthium strumarium)

Observer

nathantaylor

Date

September 5, 2018 04:19 PM CDT

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What

Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis)

Observer

sammyjames

Date

March 2017

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Cedar Elm (Ulmus crassifolia)

Date

May 14, 2020 08:19 AM UTC

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What

Western Soapberry (Sapindus drummondii)

Observer

lisa281

Date

August 7, 2019 07:16 PM CDT

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What

Western Soapberry (Sapindus drummondii)

Observer

lisa281

Date

August 25, 2019 04:15 PM CDT

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What

Western Soapberry (Sapindus drummondii)

Observer

lisa281

Date

April 19, 2020 05:49 PM CDT

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What

Western Soapberry (Sapindus drummondii)

Observer

lisa281

Date

April 26, 2020 04:16 PM CDT

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What

Western Soapberry (Sapindus drummondii)

Observer

lisa281

Date

April 29, 2020 06:53 PM CDT

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What

Western Soapberry (Sapindus drummondii)

Observer

lisa281

Date

May 10, 2020 03:58 PM CDT

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What

Cedar Elm (Ulmus crassifolia)

Observer

alecxymartinez

Date

May 21, 2020 05:46 PM UTC

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What

American Elm (Ulmus americana)

Observer

cladonia_chris

Date

March 2020

Place

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Little suspicious of this one.

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Wax-leaf Ligustrum (Ligustrum japonicum)

Observer

yrgannon

Date

July 10, 2018 01:19 PM CDT

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What

Wax-leaf Ligustrum (Ligustrum japonicum)

Observer

ginak54

Date

May 3, 2020 03:40 PM UTC

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Red-seeded Dandelion (Taraxacum erythrospermum)

Observer

suz

Date

March 20, 2016

Description

Source: https://gobotany.newenglandwild.org/species/taraxacum/laevigatum/

Characteristics: downward turning bracts with upward turning phyllaries

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Prickly Ash (Zanthoxylum hirsutum)

Observer

bob777

Date

May 2, 2020 10:15 AM CDT

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What

Eastern Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron radicans ssp. negundo)

Observer

bob777

Date

May 10, 2020 12:50 PM CDT

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Hercules' Club (Zanthoxylum clava-herculis)

Observer

suz

Date

March 31, 2016

Description

Source: http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=ZAHI2.

Note: According to Flora of NC Texas, twigs and leaf rachises densely to sparsely spreading-pubescent (latter extreme is the common form in nc TX); leaflets with shallow, rounded teeth. When I zoom in on the closeup photo of the leaflets, those are the characteristics that I see.

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Prickly Pears (Genus Opuntia)

Observer

lisa281

Date

August 29, 2019 12:40 PM CDT

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What

Winecup Mallow (Callirhoe involucrata)

Observer

lisa281

Date

June 3, 2019 12:57 PM CDT

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What

Prickly Ash (Zanthoxylum hirsutum)

Observer

bob777

Date

April 10, 2020 01:05 PM CDT

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Texas Geranium (Geranium texanum)

Observer

rymcdaniel

Date

April 21, 2017 01:25 PM CDT

Description

Brushy Creek/Champion Park
4/21/2017
Geranium sp.

I saw a number of these Geraniums around Williamson county in 2017 and unknowingly took shots of them in previous years as well. At first glance they look like G. carolinianum. However, they have 5 purple anthers instead of the 10 yellow anthers of G. carolinianum.

The only Geranium I have found in the literature which has only 5 anthers is G. pusillum. However, other characteristics of this plant, such as the pubescense on the sepals and pedicels and also the petal shape is different from what is described for G. pusillum. In fact the pubescence on these plants is a much better match for G. texanum (minute appressed hairs abaxially on the sepal veins mostly with retrorse appressed hairs on the pedicels), which is what I thought these plants were until I noticed the 5 purple anthers.

As mentioned, I have seen them in various places around Williamson county from out near Camp Tejas in the western part to Brushy Creek and Berry Springs more centrally and also Granger Lake in the east. However, though they appear to be somewhat common in Wilco, I have not been able to find any other Geranium observations in Texas on iNat that seem to match these (though only a small percentage of observations have photos good enough to use). Anyway, I thought I'd tag some of the frequent observers of Wilco plants and the surrounding areas to keep their eye out for this one. If anyone happens to have any other clues what it might be, that would be great, but I'd also like to see if the range is any greater than what I have seen.

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Common Star-of-Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum)

Observer

flowerfreak

Date

March 2020

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Not sure of the difference between Star of Bethlehem and Crow Poison. Am also noticing horizontal structures on the concave side of the leaf (see second photo). Not sure what those are for. @sambiology can you enlighten me? 8-)

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Tall Thistle (Cirsium altissimum)

Observer

lisa281

Date

June 7, 2019 06:14 PM CDT

Description

I’m not at all sure about this one.

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Sword-leaf Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium ensigerum)

Observer

bob777

Date

April 1, 2020 01:16 PM CDT

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What

Two-spotted Longhorn Bee (Melissodes bimaculatus)

Observer

lisa281

Date

June 12, 2019 06:40 PM CDT

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What

Pecan (Carya illinoinensis)

Observer

lisa281

Date

April 2, 2019 04:26 PM CDT

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What

Eastern Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)

Observer

lisa281

Date

August 18, 2019 03:05 PM CDT

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What

Western Soapberry (Sapindus drummondii)

Observer

lisa281

Date

July 20, 2019 06:36 PM CDT

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What

Wedgeleaf Draba (Tomostima cuneifolia)

Observer

nathantaylor

Date

December 13, 2019 04:33 PM CST

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What

Barbara's-Buttons (Marshallia caespitosa)

Observer

lisa281

Date

May 8, 2019 07:34 PM CDT

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Blue Water-Speedwell (Veronica anagallis-aquatica)

Observer

wlhwildlife

Date

April 23, 2019 09:56 AM CDT

Description

Need help with ID. Tiny flowers.

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Blue Water-Speedwell (Veronica anagallis-aquatica)

Observer

kimberlietx

Date

April 29, 2019 08:28 AM CDT

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What

Ivy-leaved Speedwell (Veronica hederifolia)

Observer

maryrosebeeken

Date

March 4, 2020 04:56 PM EST

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What

Ivy-leaved Speedwell (Veronica hederifolia)

Observer

sambiology

Date

February 19, 2020 09:19 AM CST

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Observer

rick57

Date

October 11, 2019 12:50 PM CDT

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What

Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina)

Observer

blakelahr

Date

October 2, 2018 08:06 AM EDT

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What

Grey Field-Speedwell (Veronica polita)

Observer

jbryant

Date

May 14, 1983

Description

Image scanned from 35mm Ektachrome slide.

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Greater Periwinkle (Vinca major)

Observer

hmfrye

Date

March 1, 2020 03:33 PM CST

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What

Chinese Pistachio (Pistacia chinensis)

Observer

suz

Date

April 29, 2019

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What

Inland Ceanothus (Ceanothus herbaceus)

Observer

gwaithir

Date

February 22, 2020 11:32 AM CST

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Rattlebush (Sesbania drummondii)

Observer

janetwright

Date

August 25, 2017 07:53 AM CDT

Description

3 of a series to compare Sesbania drummondii with S virgata. S drummondii has larger flowers, smaller leaflets, and hanging pods; S virgata has smaller flowers, larger leaflets, and curved, upturned pods

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/8454750
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/8454751
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/8454752

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Common Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

Observer

bob777

Date

January 31, 2020 12:26 PM CST

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Southern Dewberry (Rubus trivialis)

Observer

kimberlietx

Date

January 26, 2020 03:48 PM CST

Description

For keying out

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American Cochineal Bug (Dactylopius confusus)

Observer

alisonnorthup

Date

October 1, 2017 08:59 AM CDT

Description

on prickly pear

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What

Blue Water-Speedwell (Veronica anagallis-aquatica)

Observer

gwaithir

Date

April 29, 2019 09:06 AM CDT

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Slippery Elm (Ulmus rubra)

Observer

lisa281

Date

February 20, 2019 05:02 PM CST

Description

Finally! I’m pretty sure I found a flowering Slippery Elm (that I could reach!) Now if I can just find one that’s fruiting! This tree is very close to the outdoor classroom at the Heard, so it will be easy to get back to it.

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Ivy-leaved Speedwell (Veronica hederifolia)

Observer

sambiology

Date

March 22, 2018

Description

Helped out this morning with the Junior Master Naturalists! We went to this really amazing park that has some great trails in the back.

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Prickly Ash (Zanthoxylum hirsutum)

Observer

sambiology

Date

April 29, 2018 01:10 PM CDT

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What

Prickly Ash (Zanthoxylum hirsutum)

Observer

apcorboy

Date

June 11, 2019 10:43 AM CDT

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Shumard's Oak (Quercus shumardii)

Observer

evettehernandez

Date

November 27, 2019 01:16 PM UTC

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What

Scarlet Sesbane (Sesbania punicea)

Observer

abertomic

Date

August 26, 2019 09:58 AM EDT

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What

Scarlet Sesbane (Sesbania punicea)

Observer

chrishargreaves

Date

October 15, 2019 12:08 PM PDT

Description

Large infestation here

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Mississippi Map Turtle (Graptemys pseudogeographica ssp. kohnii)

Observer

sambiology

Date

November 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Took a nap this afternoon, but it was just too pretty to stay in bed! Stopped by Village Creek Historical Area to look for bugs.

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Prickly Fanpetals (Sida spinosa)

Observer

sambiology

Date

October 4, 2019 06:53 PM CDT

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What

Western Soapberry (Sapindus drummondii)

Observer

vvhistler

Date

September 2, 2018 06:57 PM CDT

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What

Texas Mountain Laurel (Dermatophyllum secundiflorum)

Observer

noelbennett

Date

October 3, 2019 10:42 AM UTC

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What

Rattlebush (Sesbania drummondii)

Observer

janetwright

Date

May 12, 2019 02:14 PM CDT

Description

on beach

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What

Chinese Pistachio (Pistacia chinensis)

Observer

lisa281

Date

August 10, 2019 07:15 PM CDT

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What

Western Soapberry (Sapindus drummondii)

Observer

rick57

Date

September 25, 2019 11:08 AM CDT

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What

Stiff-leaved Goldenrod (Solidago rigida)

Observer

bob777

Date

September 29, 2019 09:35 AM CDT

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