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Submit grasses for identification

If you live in Texas have a grass or other plant you’d like identified, please send a contact below and you may attach photos either to my response email or upload them to imgur and send the web address below

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A guide to distinguishing Texas cedar trees (Juniperus species)

If you are a Texan, you’re likely to be familiar with at least one cedar tree species. What we call “cedars” here in Texas are actually members of the juniper genus (Juniperus spp.). If you find yourself wondering “what cedar species is this?”, here is a simple guide to Texas junipers. Ashe juniper (Juniperus ashei) Growth […]

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Intro to Plant ID- Free PDF Download

Hey all! I’ve taken a leave of absence during the semester, but I was recently asked to host a wildflower walk and plant ID workshop. To supplement this event, I created a workbook for getting started with plant ID in Texas. Here it is: Intro_IDPacket2 If you have no plant ID experience and are looking […]

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Plant Profile: The Venus Flytrap

  Dionaea muscipula is captivating for all ages. With it’s gaping mouth and eyelash tentacles, it’s a hungry tangle of peculiarity. More commonly known as the Venus flytrap, she earns her name by consuming live insects via snap-trap mechanism. But when sunlight is abudnant, what would push a plant to turn to predation, rather than a […]

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The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: A Guide to Distinguishing Texas Thistles

Perhaps you’re enjoying the views of your backyard, state park, or hiking trail, and you stumble upon a large purple flower with spiny leaves. It’s reminiscent of your grandmother’s shag carpet- only more purple. You may have heard of the perils of invasive thistle, but did you know that there are many native counterparts? Panic […]