Saturday, April 11, 2009

Deep Ditch Botany

Recent travel has provided ample opportunity for roadside botanizing, and some of this trip's best finds were in a ditch just outside Port Arthur, Texas. Two plants from my "most memorable Texans" list also have family members tucked away corners of Ohio. Be on the look-out for these beauties' close relatives in Shawnee and Adams counties!

Indian Paintbrush, Castilleja indivisa is the species found in Texas, our Ohio native is the more demure Costilleja coccinea.

Pink Evening Primrose, or Showy Primrose, Oenothera speciosa is currently performing throughout Texas and Louisiana. With any luck, you may catch its act in Ohio - in a couple of months!

These are just two of the many photos I am looking forward to sharing with you as our travels continue.

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