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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Aug 27, 2013 2:52 PM CST
Walked along a 5 mile trail through a wildlife management area this morning. These are some of the wildflowers I saw.

Rattle Box - Sesbania drummondii
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Saltmarsh morning-glory - Ipomoea sagittata
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I think this may be a white variety of I. sagittata
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Tievine - Ipomoea cordatotriloba
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Swamp Smartweed - Polygonum hydropiperoides
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Anglestem primrose-willow - Ludwigia leptocarpa
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Pokeweed - Phytolacca americana
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Purple passionflower - Passiflora incarnata
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American lotus - Nelumbo lutea
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Spatterdock - Nuphar avena
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Fragrant water lily - Nymphaea odorata
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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Aug 27, 2013 7:18 PM CST
Looks like you had a very good day. Thanks for sharing. Wish I could take that same walk in person.
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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Aug 28, 2013 8:45 AM CST
Did you walk the entire 5 miles?
Nice flowers... I grow a couple of rattleboxes in my garden...

Are you legally permitted to collect seeds? Most national forests and arboretums... don't permit...
Name: Christine
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Aug 28, 2013 10:22 AM CST

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Looks like a very nice walk indeed! Thumbs up
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Aug 28, 2013 6:58 PM CST
Yes, I walked the entire 5 miles. Collecting in this area would be illegal.
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Name: stone
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stone
Sep 3, 2013 8:31 AM CST
Yes... but, are you a collector?
I've perused yer site... but can't tell if ne of your pics were taken in a garden setting.
Name: Greene
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greene
Sep 3, 2013 9:12 AM CST
I just had a look as well to see Horntoad/Jay's collection of plants and can see photos of flowers near a wall, porch, pool and pond and think all are lovely garden settings.
Hope you were not suggesting that anyone would collect plants from a protected location along the 5 mile hike.
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Sep 3, 2013 11:11 AM CST
Almost all of the plant photos on my website were taken in the wild. I do collect, but not from from private property are protected areas.
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Sep 3, 2013 11:12 AM CST
Almost all of the plant photos on my website were taken in the wild. I try go out every couple of weeks are so to take pictures. I do collect, but not from from private property are protected areas.
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Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
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Gleni
Dec 15, 2013 8:20 PM CST
Native Fringe Lily growing in my garden. Thysanotus tuberosus. About 1"across.


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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
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frostweed
Dec 15, 2013 10:40 PM CST

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Gleni, that is really gorgeous, are they common in your part of the world? Smiling
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Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
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Gleni
Dec 15, 2013 11:23 PM CST
Josephine, yes they are common here in the sandy wallum islands. It is one of my favourite native flowers.They are quite an aesthetically coloured and structured flower that draw the eye despite size. The native plant people say it is a good container plant and I was surprised to find I had several growing in an old wheel barrow.
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horntoad
Dec 15, 2013 11:26 PM CST
frostweed said:Gleni, that is really gorgeous, are they common in your part of the world? Smiling

I agree with Josephine. It is beautiful and interesting.

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Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
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Gleni
Dec 15, 2013 11:36 PM CST
Also from today. This must be the last bloom for the season for this terrestrial ground orchid. I was surprised to see this flower on an uncleared allotment. Dragon Orchid Cryptostylis subulata. Alias Large-tongued Orchid, Cow Orchid, Moose Orchid.


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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horntoad
Dec 15, 2013 11:46 PM CST
Very cool flower. I googled some more pictures of it and I can see where it gets its name.
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Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Dec 16, 2013 7:36 AM CST

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Glen, those are such beautiful flowers and both of them live up to their names. Green Grin!

And Glen, please send more pictures when you can. It's winter here so not much growing right now.
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Dec 16, 2013 7:41 AM CST
I agree. Can't get enough of those wildflower photos. Here the only color out there now are a few blooms on the 'Alabama Crimson' honeysuckle.
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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
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frostweed
Dec 16, 2013 8:20 AM CST

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That Dragon Orchid is very neat as well, it looks like orchids are plentiful in you area.
I wish that was the case here, but we have very few and they are not common, however we are blessed with many beautiful wildflowers. Smiling
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Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
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Gleni
Dec 16, 2013 3:21 PM CST
Thanks Josephine. I will try. I tend to be a bit of a dummy in finding them though.

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Slender Rice Flower (Pimelea linifolia subs linifolia)
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