TikTok Index for June 2021

2021.06.01 St George Island “Beach Morning Glory (Ipomea imperati) flourishes in the dunes of St. George Island. #dunes #floridanativeplantshttps://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdU8yBdc/

2021.06.01.01 Ipomoea imperati “A Morning Glory flower has a corolla made of five connate (fused) petals. #convolvulaceaehttps://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdU8Dgt1/

2021.06.01.02 Sabatia with lovely markings “Sabatia, a gentian on St. George Island with striking color markings a the base of the petals” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdU8SKvJ/

2021.06.01.03 Cephalanthus occidentalis on SGI “Buttonbush, Cephalanthus, in the Rubiaceae, with its spherical head of flowers, each with a white, tubular, 4-lobed corolla.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdU8UF2w/

2021.06.01.04 Sabatia take two “Sabatia, take two. Not much more than an inch broad, the flower of this gentian-family plant can still boast striking markings” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdULLKw3/

2021.06.02.01 Ruderal Petunia near I-10 “A South American native clings to independence at old house sites in sandy soils of the lower Coastal Plain. #petunia #escapee #tobaccohttps://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdU8s6NY/

2021.06.02.02 Pine log harvest. ANF “Slash Pine harvest in Apalachicola National Forest. #timber #forest #lumberhttps://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdU8oJau/

2021.06.02.03 Hymenocallis in ANF “Hymenocallis in Apalachicola National Forest. Note the corona produced between the anthers (similar to a Daffodil’s trumpet” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdU8Wsv6/

2021.06.02.04 Albizia foliage “Albizia julibrissin (sometimes called Mimosa), a legume from Asia, has set up housekeeping throughout the Southeasten US” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdU8sTKK/

2021.06.02.05 Albizia again “With Albizia, each floral pompom is a cluster of flowers – as can be seen from the several buds of unopened clusters” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdU8EQMd/

2021.06.02.06 Platanthera sprouting “The native Florida orchid, Platanthera chapmanii, blends into roadside vegetation until the flowers develop.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdU8wcCm/

2021.06.02.07 Native Phlox on roadside North of Blountsville “A lovely Phlox brightens one tiny spot along a 20-mile road in Calhoun County, FL.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdU8sFSS/

2021.06.02.08 Titi on ANF “Cyrilla racemiflora and Cliftonia monophylla are the only two species in the Cyrillaceae.https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdU8tSgh/

2021.06.02.09 Titi raceme “A raceme is an unbranched inflorescence in which the many flowers are each borne on a short stalk (a pedicel)” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdU8vHyv/

2021.06.03.01 Earth Air Fire Water on the beach “You can boil plant needs down to the ancient elements of Earth – Air – Fire – Water. Given those assets, plants support life on Earth” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdU8w33S/

2021.06.03.02 Self-made plants and essential elements “Elements plants use: C HOPKNS CaFe, Mg B Mn SiNiCl CuZn MoNa. Plus many plants work with fungi for mutual gain.  #elements  #nutrients  #symbiosishttps://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdU8GQGv/

2021.06.03.03 Cabbage 1″A botanist deconstructs a head of Cabbage – the beginning” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdULFMD3/

2021.06.03.02 Cabbage 2 “The Head of Cabbage – step 2: a plan for dissection” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdU87qSr/

2021.06.03.03 Cabbage 3 “The Cabbage disassembled – step 3: outer leaves” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdULNhQE/

2021.06.03.04 Cabbage 4 “The Cabbage leaf removal continues – part 4: leaf 4 at 7:30, and leaf 5 at about 1:30” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdU8bME6

2021,06.03..05 Cabbage 5 “The Cabbage beheading continues – part 5: leaf 6 at 5:00 and leaf 7 at 9:00” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdU8oLLV/

2021.06.03.06 Cabbage 6 “The Cabbage disrobing – part 6, leaves 8-12, with #11 at 3:00 and #12 appearing at 7:00″ https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdULRBWU/

2021.06.03.07 Canbage 6a “The Cabbage – intermission.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdULdJfT/

2021.06.04.01 Cabbage 7 “The Cabbage loses yet more leaves. Part 7: 36 leaves have been removed.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdULRAK9/

2021.06.04.02 Cabbage 9 “The Cabbage stem – interlude to wax poetic over the apical meristem and nodes.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdU8KAaU/

2021.06.04.03 Cabbage 10 “Getting to the Apical Meristem, which created the stem, the leaves, and axillary buds (one per node, each of which has its own apical meristem.)” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUL1qFK/

2021.06.04.04 Cabbage 11 “A Red Cabbage Finale – where to go from here?” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUL8neV/

2021.06.04.04 Cabbage 12 Prep “Cabbage Prep – setting up the color extraction process.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdU8ThBD/

2021.05.04.05 Cabbage 13 extract “Denouement: Add some lemon juice to your Red Cabbage slaw to keep it from turning blue. #anthocyaninhttps://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdULFhX2/

2021.06.04.06 PterocaulonPterocaulon, a Rabbit Tobacco (Compositae) shows lovely secure t tissue – which means leaf tissue that clothes the stem.”   https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdULLqoo/ 

2021.06.05.01 Ipomoea imperatiIpomoea imperati again. Note the “emarginate” leaf tip. Botanical jargon is a shortcut for description, avoiding too many words” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdU8oAGs/

2021.06.05.02 Smilax tendrils “Smilax tendrils form from leaf tissue, either as stipules or modified leaflets. Tendrils are thigmotropic – twisting in response to touch.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdU8nnBU/

2031.06.05.03 Dietes “Irises (this one is Dietes bicolor, from Africa) have 3 petaloid styles, each paired with a single anther.https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdU8ERWS/

2021,06.05.04 Cynanchum angustifolium the leaner “No burden is he, to bear….” Two light and lovely vines let another herb do the heavy lifting. #adaptationshttps://vm.tiktok.com/ZMRrS9gUK/

2021.06.05.05 Cephalanthus guy “Flowers for Brains – the charicatures of Cephalanthus#inflorescence #rubiaceoushttps://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdULQpe9/

2021.06.06.01 MagnoliaMagnolia grandiflora pistils beginning to mature. Numerous, free pistils spirally attach to the stem in this single flower.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdULaVPG/

2022.06.06.02  Tomato architecture “Tomatoes are models for studying modular plant growth. Current studies give a lot of information hat could be of value to growers.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdULCJG9/

3021.06.06.04 Daylily flower “A Daylily is sacrificed at the end of its one day of flowering. #hemerocallis #monocot #flowerhttps://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUL6oS1/

2021.05.06.05 Daylily floral tube “A crude floral dissection of a Daylily flower, showing the “epipetalous” stamens and the “superior” ovary with its long style.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUL2m8D/

 2021.06.07.01 Ipomoea sagittataIpomoea sagittata, Saltmarsh Morning Glory – with arrowhead-shaped leaves. This is more Sagittate than Hastate” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUL2egN/

2021.06.07.02 Ipomoea sagittata dissection “Ipomea sagittata floral structure. Five epipetalous stamens.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdULYvMf/

2021.06.07.03 Ipomoea sagittata stigma “Saltmarsh Morning Glory has a basic floral formula of 5-5-5-2, 5 sepals, 5 petals, 5 stamens, and a pistil of 2 carpels (chambers).” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdULaRYH/

2021.06.07.04 Ipomoea sagittata leaf shape “Morning Dawn’s on St George, but the botanist focuses on a bayside Ipomea with really neat leaves.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdULFCb4/

2021.06.07.05 Puereria lobata in Tallahassee “Kudzu, Pueraria montana var. lobata, an invasive legume from Asia, famous for clambering over trees, shrubs#, meadows, and fences in the Southeast.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdULrNpW/

2022.06.07.06 Lonicera japonica “Lonicera japonica readies buds for a crepuscular flowering. #honeysucklehttps://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdULYUrR/

2021.06.07.07 Chinese Elm leaves “Chinese Elm shows 2-ranked phyllotaxy (leaf positioning) characteristic of the elm genus, Ulmus#phyllotaxyhttps://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdULam2A/

2021.06.07.08 Chinese Elm bark “Trees produce cork (i.e. bark) seasonally through a cork cambium that generates cells in a characteristic, unique pattern.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdULrqwb/

2021.06.07.09 Native Nurseries, Tallahassee “Native Nurseries in Tallahassee, where the gardener can lay hands on some nice native plants.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdULPBUo/

2021.06.08.01 The naming of Ipomoea sagittataIpomoea sagittata was named by French botanist Jean Poiret based in a plant collected in Algeria.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUL2AT9/

2021.06.08.02 Poiret and Ipomoea sagittata “Poiret published the name Ipomoea sagittata in 1789 – in Paris – on the eve of the French Revolution” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUL6x1G/

2021.06.08.03 Michaux and Ipomoea sagittata “Two decades after Poiret, Andre Michaux gave this plant a name (Convolvulus sagittifolius) that is a synonym – a superfluous binomial.https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdULmWEQ/

2021.06.08.04 Hibiscus moscheutos “The US native Hibiscus moscheutos makes a splash in wet waysides during early summer.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdULxBs1/

2021.06.07.05 Hibiscus moscheutos “Known to Linnaeus from its dried foliage, Hibiscus moscheutos was named for the musky aroma of its dead leaves.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdULBHex/

2021.06.08.06 Hibiscus moscheutosHibiscus has 5 great triangular sepals – collectively termed the “calyx.” Note the flower is also subtended by linear bracts.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdULYL12/

2021.06.08.07 Hibiscus moscheutos dissection “A Hibiscus long-section shows how the tube of united anther filaments is free from the developing pistil. #androeciumhttps://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdULMqXM/

2021.06.08.08 Catharanthus “A showing of Madagascar Periwinkle – follow link: https://botanyincontext.com/2019/09/02/powerful-periwinkles/” For the TikTok link: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdULUwKs/

2021.06.08.09 Hibiscus rosa-sinensisHibiscus rosa-sinensis, planted throughout the moist torrid zones. is the poster child for tropical flowers.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdULja5E/

2021.07.08.10 Hibiscus rosa-sinensis picotee “One of hundreds (thousands?) of selected forms of Hibiscus rosa-sinensis you’ll encounter. The colors are astonishing.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdULxYoN/

2021.06.09.01 Agalinus, a hemiparasite at our doorstep  “Agalinus flowers by our doorstep. It’s a hemiparasite, but aren’t we all.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdULsK3a/

2021.06.09.02 A Ludwigia near Ebro “A Ludwigia under powerlines near Ebro – great capitate stigma. #onagraceaehttps://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUL3ELb/

2021.06.09.03 More detail on the Ludwigia “The many stages of a Ludwigia. Four sepals that fold back when in flower and fruit.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdULnvCS/

2021.06.09.04 Pine Log State Forest “A cypress swamp and pond at Pine Log State Forest, Florida’s first state forest.”#bark #corkcambiumhttps://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdULVgsb/

2021.06.09.05 Titi at Pine Log State Forest “Cyrilla racemiflora, Titi, flowering along a swampy edge.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdULV2tM/

2021.06.09.06 Utricularia in swampy edges at Pine Log State Forest. “Utricularia, flowering in shallow waters at the edge of a cypress swamp in Pine Log State Forest.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdULgvUw/

2021.06.09.07 Palms on trucks “Florida native palms hit the road. #sabalhttps://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdULKsJa/

2021.06.09.08 Deep Sands in Pine Log State Forest “Longleaf Pine and Turkey Oak populate deep sands in North Florida and adjoining states. This pine is renowned for heavily resinous heartwood.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdULVe4j/

2021.06.09.09 Callicarpa at Pine Log SF “Callicarpa, Beauty Berry, is one more North Temperate plant that reminds us of the ancient floristic connection with Asia. #vicariad #disjuncthttps://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdULvCmf/

2021.06.09.10 Rhus copallina, with winged petioles “Sumac – it’s a Rhus. #pinnate #wingedhttps://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdULsp3u/

2031.07.09.11 The invasive Sapium in Pine Log SF swamps. “Sapium sebiferum (Euphorbiaceae) has invaded wet areas around the southern tier of states. #tallowtreehttps://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUNJRDe/

2021.06.10.01 Pontederia in Eastpoint “Florida wetlands are rich with biomass and plant diversity. Here in a roadside ditch we find a lovely colony of Pontederia cordata.https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdULGWD4/

2021.06.10.02 Pontederia fruiting “Fruiting bodies of Pontederia#achenes #anthocarp #synflorescencehttps://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdULGPcV/

2021.06.10.03 Pontederia “Flowers of Pontederia – with hyaline hairs along the stems, but stiptat glandular (and colored) hairs on flower parts.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUN1Y6K/

2021.05.10.04 The woody Ludwigia peruvianaLudwigia peruviana, another lovely but invasive plant in Florida’s wetlands. #onagraceaehttps://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdULWPv5/

 2021.06.10.05 Botanical musings “Many Southeastern native plants remind me of the Ruby-throated Hummingbird and it’s journey over the Gulf. #migration #campsis #cardinalflowerhttps://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdULK2v9/

 2021.06.10.06 Pontederia “Named In Linnaeus’s 1753 Species Plantarum, Pontederia cordata is the most recognized North American member of its small family of aquatic herbs.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdULKvNB/

2021.06.10.07 Turpentine pines “An epoch in Florida’s brutal turpentine industry is recounted in Matt Marino’s article – flowriter.net #forcedlabor #brutalityhttps://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdULGVFg/

2021.06.10.08 Planted palms “The native Cabbage Palm (Sabal palmetto) forms a greeting line, waving visitors through the gateway to St. George Island. #forgottencoasthttps://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdULVktc/

2021.06.11.01 Pine needle growth “Pines are common and ancient, but they do a lot of things outside what our standard textbooks might teach us about plants” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUL7b8o/

2021.06.11.02 Tradescantia “Spiderwort gets its common name from the spidery leaves and stem… and wort is a word for plant” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUL791C/https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdULwfC9/

2021.06.11.03 Desmodium loments “Desmodium fruit are a special kind of legume called a “loment” – in which the fruit constructs between each seed.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdULGAJt/

2021.06.11.04 SambucusSambucus (Elderberry) flowers successively into summer, producing crops of berries that some people have learned to use.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdULcc6A/

2021.06.11.05 Sambucus stem architecture “Elderberry produces long cane-like stems with opposite,compound leaves.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdULpKJD/

2021.06.11.06 Passiflora babies “Indulge your silliest passions by making flower dolls.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUL4gqc/

2021.06.11.07 Poiret’s birthday “Ipomoea sagittata, flowering on 11 June – the birthdate of Jean Louis Marie Poiret, who first named the plant from his work in Algeria” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUL3SJh/

2021.06.11.08 Handlens “Field botany demands you carry and use a handlens.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUN68FT/

 2021.06.11.09 GaillardiaGaillardia has great rays with banded colors. #compositehttps://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUNFToN/

2021.06.11.10 SalicorniaSalicornia thriving at the marsh edge on St. George Island. #halophytehttps://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUN6q26/

2021.06.11.11 Cnidosculus “The devilish Cnidosculus is not a plant for flower arrangements.#stinging #euphorbhttps://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUN859Y/

2021.06.12.01 KalanchoeKalanchoe (Mother of Hundreds) produces vegetative propagules along the leaf margin, at the terminus of veins.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUNyGv2/

2021.06.12.01 Sycamore buds “A simple way to know a Sycamore is that it’s leaf base surrounds and hides the axillary bud formed at the node.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUNBQeT/

2021.06.12,02 Sycamore balls “Sycamores produce female flowers in tight clusters that mature as balls of fruiting pistils (achenes) that disperse in a fall fluff.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUNyMR6/

2021.06.12.03 Dianthus have clawed petals “Dianthus (Carnations and their kin) have characteristic “clawed” petals.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUNRMVk/

2021.06.12.04 Pepoes at Publix “Melons, squashes, and cucumbers make a special 3-parted fruit we call a “pepo”.#inferior #parietal #placentationhttps://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUN2pSs/

2021.06.12.05 Tomato Berries in Publix “To a botanist, a tomato qualifies as a “berry” – while neither a blackberry nor a strawberry makes the cut. #fruit #botanyhttps://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUNUgU1/

2021.06.12.06 Taxonomy in the Produce “Botanists and Grocers may never agree as to the order of things. #systematics #merchandizinghttps://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUNSe7g/

2021.06.12.07 Palms after the storm “Palms have become a major emphasis during restoration in Mexico Beach, FL, following Hurricane Michael (Oct 2018).” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUN2a3T/

2021.06.12.08 Forest destruction from Hurricane Michael “Pine forest in FL Panhandle still shows great damage post-Hurricane Michael. Land use patterns recalibrated” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUNY4fo/

2021.06.12.09 Forest destruction by Michael “A land adapted to fire and storm is a landscape under pressure and in overwhelming transition. #postMichael #panhandle #florida #foresthttps://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUNkc7x/

2021.06.12.10 Crinum americanumCrinum anericanum (Ribbon Lily) floral structure and pollination syndrome. #sphingid #crepuscularhttps://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUNAxDV/

2021.06.12.11 Crinum americanumCrinum americanum flowering on St. George Island – 12 June.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUNSFcy/

2021.06.12.12 Ipomoea alba SGI “Moonflower, Moonflower… Ipomoea alba illuminates a balmy evening on St. George.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUN6Hdb/

2021.06.13 Utricularia at Camel Lake “Utricularia floridana – take 1. #carnivorousplants #utriculariahttps://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUNYbaC/

2021.06.13.02 Utricularia at Camel Lake “Utricularia at Camel Lake, ANF. Peak bloom – an astonishing display. Take 2 #bladderwort”  https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUNrmyY/

2021.06.13.03 Utricularia at Camel Lake “Utricularia– Take 3…. I said Wright Lake, but meant to say Camel Lake” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUNaBJS/

2021.06.14.01 Air movement “A stand of Sea Oats reminds us that the ever-present and ever-important grass family relies on air movement as its primary pollen dispersal mechanism.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMRrP6RmB/

2021.06.14.02 Nitrogen “Atmospheric nitrogen (N2), though abundant, is inert – unavailable to plants. Plants rely on soil micro-organisms to “fix” nitrogen for nutrition.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUNjWS7/

2021.06.16.01  Pine leader “Apical dominance is the way of life for young pines and many other plants. If a leader is lost, a new leader will be established.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUNwvcx/

1021.06.15.02 Pine growth “Pines end a season growrh by establishing “candles” – which are the bases for new development in a successive season. #candles #growth #pineshttps://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUNnauY/

2021.06.15.03 Physalis with great sepals “Physalis, a Coastal Groundxherry, is the native mini-version of Tomatillo – with its persistent, inflated calyx (sepals gone wild)”  https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUN9kCr/

2021.06.15.04 Legume chartreuse foliage “A legume stands out for its chartreuse, almost fern-like texture along road margins on St. George. #trifoliatehttps://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUNnAA4/

2021.06.15.05 Opuntia “An Opuntia shows two kinds of branches – the flattened green pad; and clusters called aerioles, which are short spinose side stems.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUNQc5k/

2021.06.15.06 Ipomoea mass flowering “A moth super-abundance of Ipomoea imperati on St George Island beaches. Hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions of flowers opened last night.” New Info: Subsequently discovered the flowers do not open in the evening…. They open first thing in the AM!!!! https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUNKrdr/

2021.06.16.01 Leaf margin comparison. “Sharpening our skills in describing leaf margins. #botany #leafhttps://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUNnPjD/

2021.06.16.02 Root spread on Chinese Elm “Tree roots spread to reach resources needed – water, nutrients, and even air. Yes, roots respire to grow, and therefore require oxygen.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUNGRmX/

2021.06.16.03 Hedge treatment “Landscape maintenance often turns good plants into bad actors in the stage setting that is our built world. Less tinkering could yield more grace..” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUNc3UW/

2021.06.16.04 Kalanchoe at TJ’s “The “o” and following “e” of Kalanchoe do not make a diphthong – so in a Latinized word, they are treated as separate syllables.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMRrBbW9F/

2021.06.16.05  Craspedia with Sunflower “Craspedia is like the disk of a sunflower made into a sphere – having no ray florets…. #compositaehttps://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUNGGkD/

2021.06.16.06 Pomes and poems “Apples and Pears are pomes – which means the pistils (therefore the see-bearing ovaries) are imbedded in a fleshy stem – which explains the lenticels.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUNWDY7/

2021.06.16.07  Crape Myrtle, MS reststop “Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica) has elegant clawed petals. #linnaeus #botany #flowershttps://vm.tiktok.com/ZMRrBhxfb/

2021.06.17.01 Cycad pair, Gulfport “A pair of cycads (Cycad revoluta) hangs out as a couple, waiting for assistance from Verizon in Gulfport. #cones #dioecioushttps://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUNVsP3/

2021.06.17.02 Cycad pair, Gulfport “A matched pair of cycads baring their private parts in full public view. How can this happen here, in Mississippi of all places? My Lord…!” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUNnyNA/

2021.06.17.03 Cycad pair, Gulfport “Cone-bearing plants make pollen and eggs, and produce seed, but without making flowers. Their seed are ‘naked'” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUNTrVy/

2021.06.17.04 Cycad pair, Gulfport “In growing season that yield cones, cycads produce no new leaves.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUNc6Yx/

2021.06.17.05 Bamboo near Cafe du Monde, Madisonville, LA “If you plant bamboo as a hedge, allow it some height. It can be kept short, but is not natural and the plant will challenge this plan.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUN7MxS/

2021.06.17.06 I-10 over Atchalafalya “I-10, through the Atchafalaya Basin is a spectacular vantage point to view a section of bottomland trees and swamp – the largest in the US” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUNcLPR/

2021.06.17.07 I-10 over Atchafalaya “Islands of vegetation anchored to Taxodium stands on the Atchafalaya Basin give “swamp” a special romance. #cypress #taxodium #tupelohttps://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUFeEWV/

2021.06.17.08. TX welcome station boardwalk “Welcome to the last of the Southern swamp forests. Texas, in 880 miles along I-10 will take you to the deserts and high plains of the West.https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUFhnnJ/

2021.06.17.09. TX welcome station boardwalk “Driving I-10 reveals lessons in climatology and biogeography that help explain the flora and ecology of North America, when moisture” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUFfHRk/  

2021.06.18.01 Hyatt House tree “A tree zoo – Oaks caged and walled off from fill and compaction of modern development. Reminds us oaks do not like their roots buried.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUFNbcE/

2021.06.18.02 Hyatt House tree well “The trappings of contemporary urban life – unintended consequences of preserving nature in the built environment” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUFLSoS/

2021.06.18.03. Hyatt House mulberry “Words matter. Botanists have hundreds of terms (jargon) that allow you to describe a leaf or flower concisely” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUFjw2T/

2021.06.18.04. Hyatt House stump “Chainsaws are the most dangerous tool in a gardener’s shed – you can kill or maim yourself so easily. Never use a chainsaw without training and prep’ https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUF2hJu/

2021.06.18.05. Whole Foods Veggies “Stems, leaves, and roots make a striking display in markets. Remember that Chard is a kind of beet, not a mustard (i.e. cabbage, collards)” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUFr19V/

2021.06.18.06. Ginger with roots “Rhizomes are stems that make us think they may be roots – but they have nodes, buds, and leaf scars – which roots do not have” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUFRuF1/

2021.06.18.07.  Whole Foods sans soda “Interesting…” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUFdV1G/

20 Whole Foods asparagus “Asparagus has been defined as part of a separate alliance from the Lilies – and most of what some folks considered “lilies” are, today, “asparagoids”” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUFyg7k/

2021.06.18.09. Whole Foods bananas “Bananas come to attention – though so very phallic, they are all sterile – because bananas are triploids” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUFheyr/

2021.06.18.19 Zilker BG Maple “Japanese Maple showcases the unmistakable characters that help us identify plants of the genus Acer.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUFFvwx/

20 Zilker BG Ginkgo “Ginkgo has personality” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUFeCc6/

2021.06.18.12. Zilker BG Hibiscus moscheutos hybrids “Summer in the garden can be given a real boost by cultivating some of the “diinner plate” Hibiscus – cultivars of H. moscheutos and other native species” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUFY9CA/

2021.06.18.13. Zilker BG Hibiscus moscheutos hybrids “Trees in the urban landscape need to be studied and curated to prolong life and avoid calamity” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUFSd3E/

20 Hyatt House oak “Trees in the urban landscape need to be studied and curated to prolong life and avoid calamity” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUFA4EX/

2021.06.18.15 Hyatt House walnut seasonal growth “Plants grow through repeated (iterative) generation of core modules – using a suite of vegetative and reproductive patterns” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUFACTE/

2021.06.18.16 Psyllid galls on Hackberry petioles “Celtis (hackberry) is known for forming galls specific to different psyllids (insects) – these are petiolar galls – see Pachypsylla venustahttps://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUFR1vV/

2021.06.18.17 Rosa ‘KnockOut’ “Rosa ‘Knockout” changes the rose industry” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUFxLPA/

2021.06.18.18 Rosa ‘Knock Out’ “The name of this rose, “Knock Out” took on various meanings as the Law of Unintended Consequences came into effect” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUFaRYB/

2021.06.19.01 Oak with epicormic shoots Lady Bird J Wildflower Center “Epicormic growth (small, new branches coming out, closely on older stems) tells you something has changed, some stress, such as crown or root loss.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUFudLw/

2021.06.19.02. Entry with Echinacea Lady Bird J Wildflower Center “A lovely shady meadow, aglow with Echinacea purpurea, welcomes visitors to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUFbqtR/

2021.06.19.03. Hydrocotyle Nodes Lady Bird J Wildflower Center “Some plants root continuously along their stems, while others root mainly at nodes – which are zones of great development.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUFmsex/

2021.06.19.04. Hibiscus laevis Lady Bird J Wildflower Center “Hibiscus laevis in the main courtyard at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, south of Austin” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUF75XS/

2021.06.19.05. Echinacea purpurea Lady Bird J Wildflower Center “The native Echinacea purpurea at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, doing its daisy-thing – using scores of flowers to make a single ‘blossom'” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUFWahH/

2021.06.19.06. Pycnanthemum albescens Lady Bird J Wildflower Center “A mint, Pycnanthemum albescens (NOT “arborescens”, which would refer to trees) at The LBJ Wildflower Center in Austin” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUFQYWf/

2021.06.19.07 Campsis radicans Lady Bird J Wildflower Center “Trumpet Creeper (Campsis radicans) has tubular flowers, dry fruit, and opposite, compound leaves we associate with other Bignons (Bignoniaceae)” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUFgS1R/

2021.06.19.08 Malvastrum Lady Bird J Wildflower Center “Malvaviscus is a native plant commonly planted in gardens. It’s red flower suggests visitation by hummingbirds.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUFg7WM/

2021.06.19.09 Chasmanthemum Lady Bird J Wildflower Center “A handsome native grass for gardens, Chasmanthemum latifolium infructescences are similar to the beautiful fruit of Sea Oats” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUFWdFY/

2021.06.19.10 Lady Bird J Wildflower Center tour “Touring the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center – Part 1” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUFcQgr/

2021.06.19.11 Lady Bird J Wildflower Center tour “Touring the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center- Part 2” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUFcUPX/

2021.06.19.12 Lady Bird J Wildflower Center tour “Touring the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center – Part 3” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUFuQU9/

2021.06.19.13  Malvaviscus Lady Bird J Wildflower Center “A botanical label…” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUFvU7q/

2021.06.19.14 Mimosa microphylla Lady Bird J Wildflower Center “Like several other related legumes, Mimosa microphylla responds to touch, hence the moniker Sensitive Plant” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUFqDBh/

2021.06.19.15. Rudbeckia maxima Lady Bird J Wildflower Center “Rudbeckia maxima lives up to its name at the Wildflower Center, with a towering column covered in disk flowers” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUFqJM9/

2021.06.19.16 Euphorbia wild poinsettia Lady Bird J Wildflower Center “Euphorbia cyathophora grows spontaneously throughout the lower Coastal Plain. Like many plants in this family, it produces flowers in a “cyathium”” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUFuVC2/

2021.06.19.17. Pavonia Lady Bird J Wildflower Center “The Malvaceous Pavonia – WOW – though the style branches to 10 lobes, there are only 5 carpels in the fruit. Neat” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUFWG3M/

2021.06.19.18 Cylindropuntia fruit Lady Bird J Wildflower Center

2021.06.19.19. Clematis fruit Lady Bird J Wildflower Center “Each Clematis flower produces multiple separate pistils- which means the many fruit in this cluster are the fallout of one flower” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUYNSbK/

2021.06.19.20 Hunnemannia Lady Bird J Wildflower Center “The handsome Mexican Tulip Poppy (Hunnemannia), with its pistils that look like those of the California Poppy (Eschscholzia)” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUYhvQY/

2021.06.20 .01 Passiflora and Cicadids at Chambers rest stop,TX “Passiflora incarnata at a Texas rest stop – serenaded by Cicadids.. in the tropics, many Passifloraa are tied intimately to Heliconias butterflies” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUYFY9T/

2021.06.20.02 Passiflora tendrils “More info on the Passiflora tendril- it’s ‘thigmotropic'” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUYAWQt/

2021.06.20.03 Magnolia virginiana at LA welcome station, Sabine River “Along I-10 in the Southeast you see Magnolia virginiana flashing its silver (glaucous) lower (we say ABAXIAL) leaf surfaces” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUYSKUF/

2011.06.20.04 Water hyacinth “The Amazonian Water Hyacinth (Pontederia, aka Eichhornia) has become a brilliant (terrible, yes, but brilliant) weed in warm climates worldwide.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUYMnRQ/

2021.06.21.04 Water and Oxygen “Water is stage and substance for cell biology, and the source of electrons to drive photosynthesis, generating the oxygen we breathe as a by-product”  https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdUYeMuR/

2021.06.22.01 Sabal palmetto flowers https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdyEKxsf/

2021.06.23.01 Cynanchum angustifiolium twining around Lythrum lineare “Cynanchum angustifolium twining around a Lythrum. The vine depends on other herbs for support as it produces fruit with wind-dispersed seed” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdyoh8n9/

2021.06.23.02 Arundo donaxArundo donax has been planted (and become challenging) worldwide. Beyond biomass, the main use seems to be in making reeds for wind instruments” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdyE33at/

2021.06.23.03 Sedges have edges, Rushes are round, Grasses are hollow from tip to the ground https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdfd8HS8/

2021.06.24.01 Vitex rotundifolia planted on St. George Island, a member of the Mint family https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdfdp2X4/

2021.06.24.02 Vitex rotundifolia on St. George, one more thing “Vitex rotundifolia is considered invasive and problematic on Southeastern beaches.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdfdVV26/

2021.06.24.03 Vitex rotundifolia, pollination and fecundity. “Vitex rotundifolia seems to be a robust beach dune colonizer” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdfRYwSw/

2021.06.24.04 Oaks re-establishing canopies in a Bay County park, following devastation of Hurricane Michael https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdfdwGda/

2021.06.24.05. Spanish Moss re-establishing itself following damage to tree canopies during Hurricane Michael https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdfRYwSw/

2021.06.25.01 Ambrosia leaves “It’ll take a few attempts to make sense out of Ragweed (genus Ambrosia). Here is the first volley.., #ambrosia #composite #monoecioushttps://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdPgWCTY/

2021.06.25.02 Lythrum lineare flowers https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdPp6T7s/

2021.06.25.03 Ambrosia development “Ambrosia (Ragweed)is a fast, very adaptable plant that generates a lot of wind-borne pollen. #hayfever #ragweed” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdPpDRTY/

2021.06.25.04 Ambrosia leaf arrangement “Ragweed shows a lot of variability in its development, switching unreliably from juvenile to mature architecture” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdPpBTAM/

2021.06.25.05 Ambrosia leaf shape “Ragweed leaves might be better described as bipinnately incised (or lobed), rather than compound” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdPpYhHE/

2021.06.25.06 Cakile on the beach “Cakile, a plant genus represented on beaches throughout the Northern Hemisphere. As a mustard (Cruciferae), it’s flowers resemble those of Alyssum..” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdPpBqGV/

2021.06.25.07 Cakile flowers, Mustard family “Cakile,again. #dunes #mustards #crucifershttps://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdPpH2nB/

2021.06.25.08 Lythrum lineare flowers, revisited “Flowers fully-open on Lythrum lineare, a roadside plant on St. George Island. I showed them just opening this AM. #anthesis” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdPpuvDB/

2021.06.25.09 Ilex stem development “A plant growing tip establishes branching patterns that guide development of future structure – plant architecture.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdPpmsfC/

2021.06.25.10  Agave in artsy landscape “We three Agaves from Occident are. Bearing purpose we reach up so far. Bolting, flowering, fruiting, then dying, Seed are our newest stars” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdPpau9Q/

2021.06.25.11 Pine speaking through art “Barrier islands are pure sand bars, so there isn’t much parent material to bring nutrients to the party. Growth is slow” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdPpNjpF/

2021.06.26.01  Sabal palmetto flowering “Flowering stalks (inflorescences) on Sabal palmetto generate thousands of flowers, each of which is short-lived.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdPpKp4p/

2021.06.26.02 Sabal palmetto flowering “Sabal palmetto flowers mature in sequence from the base to the tip of a stem. Botanists call this “acropetal” development.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdPpESKQ/

2021.06.26.03 Sabal palmetto flowering “Again, and again. Flowering of a Sabal palmetto. #botany #anthesis #palm #florida #nativeplantshttps://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdPpo37n/

2021.06.26.04. Pine juvenile “Pines developing in stands will self-prune, creating tall, clear boles. With age, the strength of the leader diminishes. And the crown rounds out.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdPpxnRP/

2021.06.26.05 Keying Cenchrus “Keying out grasses is always challenging for non-specialists. Thankfully. It’s easy to identify this grass to genus. #taxonomy #grasses #floridahttps://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdPpVAr9/

2021.06.26.06 Cenchrus “Getting to answers in identifying grasses is typically difficult, which is why people who specialize in grasses have so many friends.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdPp4EYL/

2021.06.26.07. Cenchrus tribuloides “Summary thoughts on Cenchrus tribuloides, the Beach Sandbur” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdPppddf/

2021.06.26.08 Picture This “Using Picture This to ID plants…” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdPpEEdy/

2021.06.26.09 Setaria pauciflora “Setaria is a nice name for a plant with such lovely bristles. And these were tiny flowers, so parviflora works also” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdPpbybC/

2021.06.26.10. Scirpus. “Scirpus includes the Giant Bulrushes, which are bonafide sedges. The rushes and reeds make up another family, the Juncaceae” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdPp7euG/

2021.06.26.11. Paronychia rugelii (Sand Squares) “Sand Squares (Paronychia rugelii) are a delight to encounter. Their graphic look comes from regular “dichotomous” (regularly paired) branching” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdPpoQRF/

2021.06.26.12. Sunset on St George Island https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdPpTbwv/

2021.06.27.01 Agalinus flower with nectar guides “Agalinus flowers look very different to insect visitors as compared to the colors and forms we perceive. #pollination #colorperception #flowershttps://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdPckXfy/

2021.06.27.02 Sabal palmetto flowers that were buds yesterday “Checking in on flowering of the Sabal palmetto at balcony-height. #phenology  #sabal #pollinationbiology #anthesis #floridanativeplantshttps://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdPcYsXj/

2021.06.27.03 Dissection of Agalinus flower “A simple dissection of the Agalinus flower I ponder. It’s basic floral formula is 5-5-4-2, i.e. 5 sepals, 5 petals, 4 stamens, & 2 carpels” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMRr5j62H/

2021.06.27.04 Front porch botanist “Checking in on flowering of the Sabal palmetto at balcony height. #phenology  #sabal  #pollinationbiology  #anthesis  #floridanativeplantshttps://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdPcYsXj/

2021.06.27.05. Sea Oats (Uniola paniculata) on beaches of St. George Island “Sea Oats, Uniola paniculata, serving to aggregate sands and promote dine building” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMd5xHtVK/

2021.06.27.06 Forage Peanut/Perennial Peanut (Arachis glabrata) used as a lawn in Apalachicola “A groundcover from Brasil, Arachis glabrata (Forage peanut). Is sometimes used as lawn. Considered possibly invasive, this planting has not escaped.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMd5xbs9B/

2021.06.27.07 Quick growth of Michaux’s Fern on Oaks in Apalachicola “The generic name Pleopeltis refers to its many “peltate indusia” – which means the spore sites (sori) begin with a shield-like cover” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMd5xVtu4/

2021.06.27.08. Live Oaks line Apalachicola streets, with a decoration of epiphytic Michaux’s Fern “The epiphytic fern, Pleopeltis michauxiana, blankets trees in moist, protected areas along the Eastern seaboard (and even into the Midwest) #fernhttps://vm.tiktok.com/ZMd5xnAKt/

 2021.06.27.09 A Live Oak constitutes a living legacy in Apalachicola “When spared the ravages of hurricanes, Virginia Live Oaks can grow to magnificent proportions. #apalachicola #liveoak #treeshttps://vm.tiktok.com/ZMd5xw95M/

2021.06.27.10 Ipomoea imperati erects and expands buds for the evening’s flowering “Another look at backstage buds of Ipomoea, prepping for an evening out with their pollinators. I think it’s white tie..” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMd5xwrwh/

2021.06.27.10 yet another example of bud development in Ipomoea imperati https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMd5Qh8xv/

2021.06.28.01 Rose prickles “Roses make prickles the way other woody plants make bark – so their bark is their bite…. #roses #prickles #bark“” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMd5gJ72Q/

2021.06.28.02 Rose hips “The rose stem forms a shallow, open bowl (a floral cup) in which the pistils develop. It becomes the rose hip, a leathery pouch rich in Vitamin C” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMd5btSTg/

2021.06.28.03 Rose leaves and deadheading “Dead heading roses means you are pruning, which will force new growth. Where you make the cut determines the future direction of that growth” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMd5bGrNq/

2021.06.28.04  Sagittaria female and male flowers “Sagittaria is a quintessential wetland plant, with a monoecious lifestyle – i.e., pollen will be produced in separate flowers from those with pistils” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMRewpjVo/

2021.06.28.05  Kosteletzkya stand “Salt marsh Mallow (Kosteletzkya) is a delightful hibiscus-relative encountered occasionally along wet edges near Panhandle marshes.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMd5btamY/

2021.06.28.06  Kosteletzkya “There is not a commonly used term for the combined (connate) anthers of either Hibiscus or this Kosteletzkya. I call it an androphore” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMd5gAJ9W/

2021.06.28.07 Teucrium americanum “A North American plant, Teucrium canadense is thrice the size of the European Teucriums people grow in herb gardens #herb #stgeorgehttps://vm.tiktok.com/ZMd5gkyYH/ 

2021.06.29.01 Magnolia ashei leaves “Magnolia ashei has been brought into cultivation from its native, very limited sites in NW FL (it’s “endemic” to the Panhandle)” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdu8eu7Q/

2021.06.29.02 Crape Myrtles showing their clawed petals “Take a Crape Myrtle flower apart to examine the five “clawed” petals. Each petal is super-luxuriant wrestling ruffle attached by the narrowest base.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMduRKspn/

2021.06.29.03. Spanish Moss stolons in Tallahassee “Spanish Moss establishes on shaded branches in moist locations and hand successive growths that are stolons from the plantlet before…” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdu81dAp/

2021.06.29.04. Plant acquisitions “Falling back on ancient addictions, the Gardener drops fifty bucks on some cool plants”  #gardening #gloriosa #asclepiashttps://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdu8NJvw/

2021.06.29.05 Asclepias perennis flowers “Asclepius perennis with two open flowers, showing the curious “corona” – hoods and horns formed by each of the 5 stamen filaments” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdu8dg21/

2021.06.29.06 Asclepias perennis gynostegium “Asclepiads make gynostegia that positions sticky pads such that pollinia (pollen masses) stick to insects for precise deposition on a stigma” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMduRn9VQ/

2021.06.30.01 Poison Ivy and Poison Oak have compound leaves “Poison Ivy and the closely related Poison Oak produce trifoliate compound leaves, each with its stalk (petiole) and 3 leaflets” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdu8dpdN/

2021.06.30.02. A leaf has a botanical definition “A lot of plants produce compound leaves, some even produce both simple and compound leaves” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdu8YQdw/

2021.06.30.03 Other trifoliate leaves “A lot of plants produce compound leaves, some even produce both simple and compound leaves.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMduRKqVw/

2021.06.30.04 The disk flowers of a Sunflower head “A Sunflower is the poster child for daisies, with disk and ray flowers. For each “she loves me” you pluck an entire ray flower” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdu8JTYw/

2021.06.30.05 Zinnia disk and ray flowers “Zinnias show us great disk flowers (yellow here) and ray flowers (magenta in this example). We call these Composites because they are put-together.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdu8FtW8/

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