TikTok Index for November 2021

2021.11.02.01  Ruttya fruticosa at The Huntington.  “Many curious plants make their way into the Huntington Gardens via the nursery. Here we find an Acanth, Ruttya fruticosa, from North Africa” https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPd2BcqaY/

2021.11.02.02 Senecio articulatus in The Huntington Nursery “John Trager shows us this Senecio articulatus, a daisy family member, and one of many Senecios valued for both landscape use and pot culture.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPd2BEHo2/

2021.11.04.01 Convolvulus. “Convolvulus and Ipomoea can be so very similar, but are usually distinguished by stigma structure – filiform in Convolvulus and capitate in Ipomoea”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPd2BXf8u/

2021.11.07.01  Botany of Vegetables, Roots, Stems, & Leaves. “Getting ready to teach my class on Botany for Gardeners”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPd2B7VLK/

2021.11.08.01  Botany of Vegetables, Stems & Shoots Pt. 1.  “More Botany for Gardeners – this being Part 1 on Stems and Shoots”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPd2B7yFK/

2021.11.08.02 Botany of Vegetables, Stems & Shoots Pt. 2  “Stems and Shoots, Part 2, as promised”. https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPd2BtvF1/

2021.11.09.01  Screw Pine, at the Malecón in Pto Vallarta “Pandanus, a genus of several hundred “Screw Pine” species (mostly Malaysian, Madagascan, & Polynesian) will be seen in lowland tropical landscapes” . https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPd2BgKKA/

2021.11.09.02  Monocots. “Leaves of monocots (palms, orchids, agaves, grains, & lilies) form completely surrounding the stem growing tip, making bulbs possible.“  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPd2BECn6/

2021.11.10.01  Chayote. “Cultivated around the world today. Chayote is a curiously single-seeded Cucurbit native to Mexico and Central America.” https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPd2Bpwjn/

2021.11.10.02 Corn. “A Corn ear (mazorca) is an infructescence of around 500 kernels, each of which is a 1-seeded fruit.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPd2BsyTB/

2021.11.10.03 Cucumber. “Cucumbers are important worldwide. For more info, check out my blog: https://botanyincontext.com/2020/06/07/inferiority-is-complex/“   https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPd2Bbvuf/

2021.11.10.04 Onions.”Onions are structural miracles! Each scale leaf continues to gain girth as succeeding leaves form inside – like Vegetable Russian Dolls.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPd2BpGu9/

2021.11.10.05  Pineapple. “For reliably-delicious fresh pineapple, you have to visit the tropics. https://botanyincontext.com/2019/07/15/the-pinnacle-of-hospitality/

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2021.11.10.06  Plantains. “Remember that all of these different banana cultivars are sterile. Fertile bananas have large seed that would be unwelcome to most consumers.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPd2BtDMP/

2021.11.10.07 Poinsettia design. “Poinsettias make great stylized icons – with colorful bracts (leaves) surrounding the curious cyathia – interpreted in textiles as yellow dots”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPd2Bvkkm/

2021.11.10.08  Calabaza de arbor. “Squashes, Gourds, and Pumpkins are all termed “Calabazas” in Spanish. Any idea why they call this very-zuccini-looking squash Calabaza de Arbol (which I thought is Crescentia)?”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPd2BcHud/

2021.11.10.09  Fabric. “In textiles, ‘florals’ means more than leaves and flowers, but Mazatlán’s San Francisco Quilt shop has lots of plant motifs”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPd2B4kjT/

2021.11.10.10  Fabric. Yet more nifty plant-themed printed fabrics at the quilt shop in Mazatlán…”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPd2BX2HC/

2021.11.10.11  Linda. “Meet Linda Hannawalt, the owner and driving force behind Mazatlán’s San Francisco Quilt store, where floral motif fabrics abound.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPd2BXEat/

2021.11.12.01  Tale of the Bean. “Tale of the Bean encourages young people (3rd & 4th graders) to investigate plant life through the simple act of planting a seed. Comment for a copy”   https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPd2BgvAh/

2021.11.13.01  Brachychiton. “Back in California at The Huntington, admiring a “full-blown” specimen of Australia’s Bottle Tree, Brachychiton rupestris”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPd2BQ7qA/

2021.11.13.02  Tagetes. “Tagetes lemmonii reminds us of John Lemmon (note it’s not lemon). His spouse Sara is recognized by Tucson’s Mt. Lemmon. The couple were SW botanists”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPd2Bxtck/

2021.11.13.03  Tabebuia. “The Bignoniaceous Tabebuia (Handroanthus) chrysotricha makes a spectacle in the SoCal landscape, with flushes of flowering”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPd2B75em/

2021.11.13.04  Camellia. “Fall is blooming season for the Sasanquas (Camellia sasanqua) in SoCal. They bring fine texture and elegance to the landscape”   https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPd2BWN9c/

2021.11.13.05  Cacao. “Chocolate is ground from semi-fermented and roasted seed of Central America’s Theobroma cacao – a shrubby understory lowland tropical tree”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPd2BWJU8/

2021.11.15.01  DistictisDistictis ‘Rivers’ is said to be a selection from the hybrid cross of Distictis buccinatoria and D. laxiflora. (now classified as Amphilophium.)”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPd2BvPX8/

2021.11.15.02  Solanum “Easy to pick out a Solanum from the flower form. This shrub, Solanum hindsianum (from NW Mexico), produces particularly large flowers” . https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPd2BWumk/

2021.11.15.03  Thevitia. “Along with Nerium, Plumeria, Adenium, Allamanda, & Mandevilla, Thevitia (Cascabela) is one of many Apocynaceous plants with showy, tubular corollas”  This is a group of mostly very toxic plants. https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPd2BvcGE/

2021.11.17.01  Magnolia. “Rare in cultivation, this variety of Magnolia pacifica holds promise for SoCal gardens, having thrived under modest humidity and irrigation regimens”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPd2BK6qs/

2021.11.19.01  Sassafras. “Though I think of Lauraceae as evergreen, Sassafras and Lindera remind me there are temperate representatives.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPd2Bsv9R/

2021.11.19.02  Cotton near Colquitt, GA. “The beautiful white “lint” of cotton bolls is the ensnarled trichomes (plant hairs) protruding from the many seed coats in each capsule.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPd2BvuHD/

2021.11.19.03  Colquitt Silo “Take a pastoral trip down US 27 in SW Georgia and the Florida Panhandle – beautiful views of regional agriculture- plus the cool-ass silos in Colquitt”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPd2BwteL/

2021.11.19.04  Colquitt Silo. “Colquitt, GA addendum: the cotton side of the silos…. Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, and Corn are important, but so are forestry and specialty crops”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPd2BTmMQ/

2021.11.20.01 Ilex vomitoria. “Ilex vomitoria (Yaupon) is one of two native hollies that produce caffeine. Used historically for brewed teas, it doesn’t readily induce vomiting…”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPd2BcUo8/

2021.11.21.01 Monarchs on Solidago sempervirens var. mexicana. “Help me confirm or deny this ID: Solidago sempervirens var. mexicana – Seaside Goldenrod. Marauded by Monarchs”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdjFAX6K/

2021.11.22.01 Selaginella at WalMart. “Despite being elevated to honorary status as a flowering plant in holiday sales displays, Seliginella is neither seed nor flower producing.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdjFLpcM/

2021.11.26.01 Celery. “Get your Celery morphology and terminology under control. Each plant is a “stalk” – leaf bases (“ribs”) attached to a short stem that you discard”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdjFhaup/

2021.11.26.02 Baccharis. “Baccharis halimifolia, a dioecious shrub in the Asteraceae, showing fruiting of the female plants.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdjFY122/

2021.11.26.03 Conradina canescens. Endemic to the FL Panhandle, this frail-seeming mint (Conradina canescens) is ever-present in St George Island pine woodlands”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdjFjH6C/

2021.11.26.03 Marshes and Slash Pine. “ https://Slash Pine, bordering salt marsh on the bay side of St George Island. A large colony of pines was killed by saltwater from Hurricane Michael (2018)” vm.tiktok.com/TTPdjFUJ7s/

2021.11.27.01 Perry FL at Forest Capital Museum, Turpentine. “Rosin collection – signage explains recent methods cutting into the cambium, but not the xylem, applying Sulfuric Acid to keep the flow going with fewer cuts”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdjF6jmw/

2021.11.27.02 Basic tree anatomy. “A diagram (Forest Capital Museum in Perry, FL) showing the basic structure of a tree – the cambium generating exterior phloem and inner xylem”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdjFSPox/

2021.11.27.03 Pine seed germination.”Depictions of the reproductive life cycle of a pine tree. Each seedling has a whorl of numerous seed leaves.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdjFhmeM/

2021.11.27.04 Florida map with wood representations of counties. “A cool wooden Florida map, with each county shaped of wood from a characteristic native tree. Forest Capital Museum”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdjFFJ7V/

2021.11.27.05 Tree products.”Gifts from woody plants span the needs and millennia of human cultures. From shelter and sustenance to finished and raw materials, trees support life”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdjNohVt/

2021.11.27.06 Longleaf Pine. “Originally occupying nearly 100 million acres in the SE USA, harvest and clearing have reduced coverage to 5% of that footprint.” https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdjFScxp/

2021.11.27.07 Gainesville’s Thomas Center. “Evidenced at The Thomas Center, Gainesville, FL, has a lovely legacy of spreading Live Oaks – evergreen trees that create a beautiful surround”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdjFrdNs/

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