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Name: Cat
Edinburg, TX
in the deep south tip of Texas
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TexasPuddyPrint
Oct 23, 2010 7:21 PM CST
Sweet Buckeye cat!!! One of these days I'll find some at the ranch. They are still flying but no luck on my quest :o)
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Name: Linda Williams
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Nov 10, 2010 11:04 PM CST
I've still got two of the Two-tailed Tiger Swallowtail cats left that haven't pupated yet. They really are slow...and the foliage available now is getting pretty crappy!
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I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
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Name: Sheila F
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Sheila_FW
Nov 11, 2010 7:33 AM CST
Linda...do you have a suggestion as to the needs of the agalinis plant? I have seeds and have tried to get them going several times with no success. Do you have a picture of it's seedling also?
Name: Linda Williams
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member Enjoys or suffers hot summers Organic Gardener Salvias Herbs Bluebonnets
Native Plants and Wildflowers Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Forum moderator Purslane Hummingbirder Cat Lover
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LindaTX8
Nov 11, 2010 10:14 AM CST
Well, I don't know a lot. Agalinis edwardsiana just likes parts of the Hill Country and comes up out on the property...it's xeriscape and probably likes our somewhat crappy soil, but the fact that there were none in 2009 and many in 2010 means it does like some rain. I've never thought to take pics of the small plants or seedlings. Here no plants show up until late summer usually and some won't appear until September. There's two areas I know about in San Antonio where I see Agalinis...one has a moister environment and better soil. I think it's A. heterophylla there. And there's another species that grows on land (doesn't look like good soil...looks kind of chalky) that's a bit elevated near a mall in town. A. tenuifolia, I think. If you'd like to try seed for A. edwardsiana, I seem to have lots to gather this year.
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I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
Name: Sheila F
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member Tip Photographer I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Texas Butterflies Garden Art
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Sheila_FW
Nov 11, 2010 7:03 PM CST
Thanks Linda...I have some seeds that Trois gave me at a RU in Arlington. I may have waited too long, but going to try anyway. Thanks for the picture too.

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