Meet the Flower That Only Lives 24 Hours

When I learn something new about a plant it makes seeing them the next time even more impressive. Hartweg Evening Primrose or Hartweg Sundrops (Calylophus hartwegii) greets the world in the evening, stays up all night, and then by the evening of the next day it is spent. After it is done for the blooms…

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A Plant that Can Possibly Draw Lightning

In these unprecedented times of 2020, I rediscovered a native beauty growing in a cotton field. While this plant is a low growing plant, the specimens in this field came up to over my knee. They are quite distinctive plants observed from 75 MPH and even more remarkable up close. Devil’s claw or unicorn plant…

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Heaven In a Wildflower

William Blake was right – you can see heaven in a wildflower. While I really do not like the color pink – this is near perfection and apparently is a rare sighting. While genetics causes this mutation there is a Texas legend about pink bluebonnets. Here is the story by Greg Grant. A number of…

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The Vital Importance of Seeds

  Just pointing this out here at the beginning – without seeds we would not have some of the clothes we wear, we would not have fruits and vegetables, nor would we have beauty to look upon through wildflowers. Some trees we would not have to offer us shade on hot days if it were…

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