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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Dec 19, 2013 9:52 PM CST
I went to Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge and found a few blooming wildflowers today.
Camphor Daisy
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Pepper Grass
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Golden Rod
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Aster
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Not blooming, but interesting considering this was a marsh.
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Yaupon Holly
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Dec 20, 2013 7:01 AM CST
So nice, Jay. Look at that Opuntia in the marsh. Very interesting! Do you know which one it is?
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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Dec 20, 2013 7:41 AM CST

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Jay, you are so lucky to have plants blooming at this time of year! Smiling
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Name: June
Rosemont, Ont. (Zone 4a)
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JuneOntario
Dec 20, 2013 9:51 AM CST
Tee, Anahuac, TX has its own local Opuntia species, Opuntia anahuacensis. (I'm not a botanist, I consulted Google).
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Dec 20, 2013 10:14 AM CST
Thanks, June. That's interesting. Don't know why I didn't think of Googling.
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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 20, 2013 1:31 PM CST
Itis does not even list Opuntia anahuacensis and the Plant List considers it a synonym of Opuntia stricta. There are four species of Opuntia that are recorded in Chambers County where Anahuac NWR is located, O. engelmannii, O. humifusa, O. macrorhiza, and O. stricta. Not sure which one is in the picture, except that it is not O. humifusa.
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Dec 20, 2013 1:39 PM CST
Thanks for the info, Jay.
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Name: June
Rosemont, Ont. (Zone 4a)
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JuneOntario
Dec 20, 2013 3:55 PM CST
Jay, I got my information from http://opuntiads.com/O/opuntia-species/opuntia-species-a/opu...

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