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Cardinal Flower Lobelia cardinalis

Observer

redpenny

Date

September 11, 2020 05:46 PM CDT

Description

Martin Dies Jr. State Park, Hen House Unit, Slough Trail

This specimen was growing in an ephemeral stream bed. I observed others in the bottomlands among cypress trees.

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What

Carolina Laurelcherry Prunus caroliniana

Observer

redpenny

Date

July 28, 2020 07:03 PM CDT

Description

Martin Dies Jr. State Park. Hen House Unit, near the water tower.

Woody shrub.

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What

Winter Bentgrass Agrostis hyemalis

Observer

redpenny

Date

August 1, 2020 10:54 AM CDT

Description

Growing high up on the cut bank of the upper Neches River.

Seeds have a slightly purple color and appear to be not fully developed.

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What

Whiteleaf Mountain Mint Pycnanthemum albescens

Observer

redpenny

Date

July 28, 2020 05:55 PM CDT

Description

Martin Dies Jr. State Park. Sandy Creek Trail along powerline right-of-way.

I've heard that this plant likes it's space. The right-of-way certainly gave it enough space to stretch out!

I got really excited about this specimen because it is such a large plant that allowed me to get lots of angles, branching pattern, flowers, pale and non-pale leaves, etc!

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Observer

redpenny

Date

July 28, 2020 06:44 PM CDT

Description

Martin Dies Jr. State Park. Slough Trail.

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What

Milkweed Assassin Bug Zelus longipes

Observer

redpenny

Date

July 29, 2020 07:39 PM CDT

Description

I am unsure if this is a female with recently hatched nymphs. The little insects around her are not fire ants.

Sitting on Purple Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata)

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What

Blue Mistflower Conoclinium coelestinum

Observer

redpenny

Date

August 1, 2020 09:05 AM CDT

Description

Observed on the Upper Neches River Authority campground at the start line for the Neches Wilderness Race for kayaks/canoes.

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What

False Nettles and Allies Genus Boehmeria

Observer

redpenny

Date

July 28, 2020 04:28 PM CDT

Description

Inundated (in standing water). Growing near buttonbush and bald cypress.

Martin Dies Jr. State Park. Sandy Creek Trail next to the boardwalk.

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Green Arrow Arum Peltandra virginica

Observer

redpenny

Date

July 28, 2020 04:25 PM CDT

Description

Inundated (in standing water). Growing near buttonbush and bald cypress.

Martin Dies Jr. State Park. Sandy Creek Trail next to the boardwalk.

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What

Rice Cutgrass Leersia oryzoides

Observer

redpenny

Date

July 28, 2020 04:26 PM CDT

Description

Inundated (in standing water). I assume this is an aquatic grass. iNaturalist suggests that it is Rice Cutgrass.

Martin Dies Jr. State Park. Sandy Creek Trail next to the boardwalk.

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Observer

redpenny

Date

July 28, 2020 04:21 PM CDT

Description

Referring to the small, floating leaves. Unsure if this is Water Spangles (S. minima) or Giant Salvinia (S. molesta)

Martin Dies Jr. State Park. Sandy Creek Trail next to the boardwalk.

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What

Buttonbush Cephalanthus occidentalis

Observer

redpenny

Date

July 28, 2020 04:19 PM CDT

Description

Martin Dies Jr. State Park. Sandy Creek Trail next to the boardwalk.

Inundated. Surrounded by other aquatic plants. Woody shrub.

I photographed the flowers, leaves, undersides of leaves, branches, and bark.

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What

Palamedes Swallowtail Papilio palamedes

Observer

redpenny

Date

July 28, 2020 04:14 PM CDT

Description

Martin Dies Jr. State Park. Slough Trail (near where it meets Sandy Creek Trail).

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What

Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis

Observer

redpenny

Date

July 27, 2020 12:29 PM CDT

Description

These birds can be found here year-round. They seem to be attracted to the holly bushes. They rarely appear at the same time as the resident mockingbird. It is rare to see the female by herself. She is usually closely followed by two males.

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Observer

redpenny

Date

July 17, 2020 07:17 PM CDT

Description

These brown insects have been sucking the juices from my tomato plants and causing the tomato to become transparent and mushy. I had beautiful roma tomatoes until the really hot (95+ degrees F) and humid (65%+ humidity) weather of July set in.

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What

Eastern Cauliflower Mushroom Sparassis spathulata

Observer

redpenny

Date

July 14, 2020 08:51 AM CDT

Description

Found in bottomland hardwood forest with large (26 inch diameter), spaced-out trees. Lots of biodiversity among the overstory species. Estimated 80% closed canopy.

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What

Alligatorweed Alternanthera philoxeroides

Observer

redpenny

Date

June 26, 2020 07:32 PM CDT

Description

Aquatic plant growing in B. A. Steinhagen Lake (Dam B). Found while kayaking from Martin Dies Jr. State Park. Stems are filled with air pockets to make it float.

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What

Dainty Sulphur Nathalis iole

Observer

redpenny

Date

July 6, 2020 04:15 PM CDT

Description

Found in horse pasture near gate. High-traffic area with compacted soil. Mostly bare ground. Landing on bitter sneezeweed (Helenium amarum).

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Observer

redpenny

Date

July 15, 2020 07:53 AM CDT

Description

Yellow, brown, and black banded wasp. Slightly smaller than a red wasp (Polistes carolina). Apparently picks a fight with them anyway! One of the many insects attracted to my purple passionvine (Passiflora incarnata). Found in early morning on a cloudy and cooler day (81 degrees).

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Observer

redpenny

Date

July 15, 2020 08:38 AM CDT

Description

One of the many insects hanging out on my trellis for my purple passionvine (Passiflora incarnata). Found in morning (8am) on an cooler-than-normal, cloudy day (81 degrees F).

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What

Metric Paper Wasp Polistes metricus

Observer

redpenny

Date

July 15, 2020 08:48 AM CDT

Description

One of the many species of insects attracted to my purple passionvine (Passiflora incarnata).

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What

Fuscatus-group Paper Wasps Subgenus Fuscopolistes

Observer

redpenny

Date

July 15, 2020 07:54 AM CDT

Description

One of the many insects attracted to my purple passionvine (Passiflora incarnata) and garden kale plants. For a short time, it had a face-off with another wasp. Red body, black wings.

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What

Fall Field Cricket Gryllus pennsylvanicus

Observer

redpenny

Date

July 15, 2020 08:52 AM CDT

Description

Found in lawn of St. Augustine, Centipede grass, and Bahiagrass. Early morning during cloudy (somewhat cooler) weather. (81 degrees F). Crawls quickly through the grass to avoid being photographed.

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Observer

redpenny

Date

January 26, 2020 03:29 PM CST

Description

Bottomland hardwood seep near Warren, TX. Dominate overstory: beech trees.

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What

Mouse-ear Chickweeds Genus Cerastium

Observer

redpenny

Date

March 2, 2020 05:42 PM CST

Description

A "weed" growing in the yard. Full sun. Surrounded by Chickweed (Stellaria media), Corydalis spp., Henbit Deadnettle (Lamium amplexicaule), Field Madder (Sherardia arvensis) and Common Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale). Estimated ~9 inches tall. White flowers.

I let this corner of the yard grow to provide flowers for pollinators at a time of year when most ornamental flowers aren't blooming yet.

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What

Southern Magnolia Magnolia grandiflora

Observer

redpenny

Date

March 1, 2020 08:11 AM CST

Description

Growing on the campus of East Texas Baptist Encampment

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Tiny Bluet Houstonia pusilla

Observer

redpenny

Date

March 1, 2020 08:12 AM CST

Description

Growing on the campus of East Texas Baptist Encampment

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Carolina Jasmine Gelsemium sempervirens

Observer

redpenny

Date

March 1, 2020 08:00 AM CST

Description

Growing on the campus of East Texas Baptist Encampment

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Longleaf Pine Pinus palustris

Observer

redpenny

Date

March 1, 2020 08:20 AM CST

Description

Growing on the campus of East Texas Baptist Encampment

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What

American Holly Ilex opaca

Observer

redpenny

Date

February 22, 2020 05:13 PM CST

Description

Growing in a Shortleaf Pine / White Oak / Southern Red Oak / Hickory / Dogwood / American Holly forest. Soils high in iron, in fact, this used to be a mine for iron ore.

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