TikTok Videos July 2022

2022.07.01.01  Sea Oats.  “Sea Oats (Uniola paniculata) seem to flower less synchronously than I imagine. Let me know if you are aware of populational or reproductive studies that coukd provide more info.”   https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTR9NNj9h/

2022.07.01.02 Kosteletskya.  “Kosteletskya virginica population outliers near a larger cluster in a marshy area (see the next video). If you accept this North American plant as conspecific with its European doppelganger, it is K. pentacarpos”   https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTR9NMstu/

2022.07.01.03 Kosteletskya.  “Great to see a larger population of Kosteletskya in a marsh at the state park on SGI”   https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTR9N8ejj/

2022.07.01.04 Cuscuta.  “Cuscuta (Dodder) is a parasitic flowering plant in the same family with Morning Glory. There are over 200 soecies worldwide (both temperate tropical regions)

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2022.07.01.05 Sand Squares. “Sand Squares (Paronychia, in the Carnation family) show up on open, sandy soils. Amazing how tough they are when they appear so fragile.”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTR9LvXNe/

2022.07.01.06 Hibiscus.  “Check websites (Justia) to access the Spinderella patent application (US Plant Patent number 33309), where you learn it was hybrized by Jans Hansen in 2015, and introduced by Walters Gardens (Zeeland, MI) through a patent granted in 2021”   https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTR9L7FVP/

2022.07.01.07 Curcuma.  “A member of the Ginger family, Curcuma comprises over 100 specoes of tropical herbs, one of which is Tumeric.” https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTR9NM2mj/

2022.07.02.01 Sabatia.  “A large colony of Sabatia decandra”   https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTR9N2Gjk/m

2022.07.02.02 White Sabatia.  “A population of Sabatia decandra with several plants of a white-flowered form”    https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTR9NjFrb/

2022.07.03.01 Rhexia flowers I snipped…  “I snipped budded-stems from 5 Rhexias with distinctive habits, all of which have larger stamens. Names in the Wunderlin & Hansen key suggest the 1st and 5th are R. alifanus.”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTR9Nd28t/

2022.07.03.02 Rhexia, Examining…. “Examining the 5 Rhexias again, this time including some foliage. One of the 5 has “winged” stems and shows distinct facets. That “key character” related to faceting of the stem, which is so prominent in floras, is not straight-forward in live material. It must be an artifact more obvious in herbarium specimens”    https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTR9LvRrh/

2022.07.03.03 Rhexia, Comparing pink.  “Comparing two plant populations that key out as Rhexia alifanus, but show quite distinctive habits and patterns of vestiture on the hypanthium. Both are perennials, emerging from a deep base rhizome, but the 1st sends up many more stems, and bears spreading leaves”    https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTR9NJw6t/

2022.07.03.04 Rhexia white comparing.  “Comparing two Rhexias with overlapping micro-ranges. The larger-flowered specimens (13,002) correlate to Rhexia mariana, the smaller (13.003) match images in the ISB Atlas for Rhexia salicifolia. But what about Rhexia cubensis?”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTR9L3aqb/

2022.07.03.05 Rhexia, Matching.  “Matching with the description of Rhexia virginica, and the only one of five that has distinctly winged stems. Note that some plants in ISB Atlas of FL Plants do not show winged stems, suggesting they may be mis-identified”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTR9N8tEp/

2022.07.06.01 Heterotheca flowers.  “Flowering profusely along beach dunes on St. George you’ll find nice specimens of the yellow daisy Heterotheca subaxillaris (called Camphorweed).”   https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTR9NY83r/

2022.07.06.02 Heterotheca fruit.  “Following up on the previous post, here we see the differential fruit, with a pappus (the bristly plume) on disk flower fruit and fruit of ray flowers lacking a pappus”    https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTR9LT2Cj/

2022.07.06.02 Kalmia.  “Kalmia hirsuta reminds us of historical floristic relationships between Coastal Plain forests and the more northerly ancient montane mixed mesophytic forest (likely closer to the more northern center of distribution for the genus.)”     https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTR9Lwn2A/

2022.07.06.03 Xyris.  “Fun to see this modest-sized pale-flowered (white?) Xyris in Apalachicola National Forest, near Sopchoppy, FL”   https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTR9NFStS/

2022.07.06.04 Stokes. “Always a delight to encounter a small population of Stokesia, a curiosity in the Aster family. The seed contain 40% oil (most of which is epoxyoleic acid, used in production of antimicrobial resins), but it appears this potential has not been commercialized”   https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTR9NN1L9/

2022.07.06.05 Hydrolea.  “A glimpse at the rich blue flowers of Hydrolea corymbosa explains why this is a popular flower for water gardens. It’s one of a few species in the genus (and the family), but these few taxa give the group a wide, mostly pantropical, distribution”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTR9NhbAU/

2022.07.08.01 Gordonia.  “Gordonia lasianthus is our only native taxon in this genus; the others being Asian. Recent studies suggest the deciduous Franklinia, though a related member of the Tea family, is truly distinct and should not be treated as a member of thie grnus. Gordonia”    https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTR9LvLyB/

2022.07.08.02 Dalea.  “Presenting the charming and mysterious Dalea feayi, a legume that masquerades as anything but. How a plant that appears so fragile thrives in this deep and nutrient-poor sand is anyone’s guess”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTR9Nr5hE/

2022.07.12.01 Platanthera chapmanii.  “The Platanthera chapmanii pollination season begins, as the first few inflorescences show open flowers.. Note the spur (nectary) that develops from the labellum (the most specialized of the three petals), which functions as a landing platform for butterflies.”   https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTR9NLYWj/

2022.07.12.02 Asclepius connivens.  “Asclepias connivens produces large and distinctive flowers. Collected and characterized by William Baldwin in the early 19th century, this newly identified species (along with most of Baldwin’s botanical writings) was published post mortem.”   https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTR9Lo26X/

2022.07.12.03 Platanthera cristata.  “Platanthera cristata (here in the Florida Panhandle) normally comes into peak bloom in the second half of July, just a step ahead of the related Platanthera chapmanii.”   https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTR9NrS6B/

2022.07.12.04 Asclepius cinerea.  “This very delicate Asclepias in the pine flatwoods of Apalachicola National Forest keys out to A. cinerea, having opposite, linear leaves, spreading petals, and clear horns projecting from the hoods. The Wunderlin-Hansen key regards the petals as “reflexed” (as contrasted to those of A. pedicillata and A. viridis.)”   https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTR9NjXmH/

2022.07.14.01 Clematis crispa.  “Encountering a very delicate specimen of what appears to be Clematis crispa at Tyler’s Ferry landing in Washington County, Florida. Note the fruit are not plumose as is characteristic of other Clematis.”   https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTR9N1SRj/

2022.07.14.02 Berlandiera.  “Finding populations of Green-eyed daisy (Berlandiera pumila) along roadways in Washington County, FL. The inflorescence is made soft and green by foliar bracts accompanying disk florets. Looks like a small Silphium..”   https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTR9N6aSW/

2022.07.16.01 Christia.   “One of the latest crazes that has suckered me in also – Christia obcordata, a Legume native to tropical SE Asia. You could describe the leaf shape as “transversely depressed obtrullate””    https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTR9N2Fj7/ Agalinus.  “Keying to species in two floras and checking photos and herbarium specimens in the ISB Atlas, the best I can determine is that this Agalinis (common in mid-summer in forested areas of St. George Island) is referable to A. fasciculata, so named because leaves emerge from axillary buds that create a fascicle of foliage at each node.”    https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTR9Nd4QY/

2022.07.20.01 Peas & Mendel.  “Celebrating the birth of Gregor Mendel (born & christened as Johann), we have to imagine his focus and perseverance in crossing and tracking thousands of Pea flowers over several years, and then publishing his observations. Though well short of perfect, Mendel’s work underpins much of what we understand about “life” today. It is amazing how simple experiments can bear so much fruit. And it reminds us of the adage “don’t get it right, get it writ.””    https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTR9NL7bh/

2022.07.20.01 Panama City Easter Lily.  “Lilies gone a bit wild near Panama City, FL. These plants show up along a few edges here in the Panhandle, but this is my first sighting of them colonizing an abandoned lot.”   https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTR9L3WPo/

2022.07.21.01 Hibiscus.   “Tomorrow, finally, I get to see the first flower produced by the native Hibiscus grandiflorus that we planted last season. Or I can come out with a flashlight later this evening, since it seems to be opening now (at twilight, with the onset of mosquitos). Will be curious to see how long it stays open during the day.”    https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTR9Njtx1/

2022.07.22.01 Hibiscus open.  “Hibiscus grandiflorus remaining fully open after having made itself available for sphingid moths seeking an evening of gaiety and sustenance”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTR9N1rsK/

2022.07.24.01 Helianthus radula.  “Checking out the crazy and distinct “rayless” sunflower, Helianthus radula, with a minor and momentary diversion to the later stages of Phoebanthus (which loses it ray flowers while the disk flowers remain colorful)”    https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTR9LTCwr/

2022.07.24.02 Centrosema. “Centrosema with visiting insects – probably not pollinators”   https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTR9N1WCH/ Quercus geminata. “Quercus geminata (in this example) is distinguished by a tendency to form acorns in pairs, thus the reason for the specific epithet “geminata”, which tells us something is twinned.”   https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTR9NMTJW/

2022.07.30.01 Asclepius incarnata.  “Asclepias incarnata attracts a host of visitors. Interesting to note the aphids seem to be doing quite well, thank you.”    https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTR9N6Jay/

2022.07.31.01 Rhexia virginica.  “The stems of many Rhexias root readily in water. I’m calling this one with winged stems and multi-branched, many-flowered inflorescences Rhexia virginica (i.e. Handsome Harry) but note that many images showing on the internet as this plant are not the same – probably thise are R. mariana (hairy, terete and unwinged stems)”   https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTR9NFeeY/

2022.07.31.02 Platanthera chapmanii. “Nature mixes orange amd pink effortlessly in a roadside wildflower display – Liberty County, Florida. (Platanthera chapmanii amidst Rhexia virginica)”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTR9Nhb2u/

2022.07.31.03 Calopogon late.  “A Calopogon palidus late bloomer – all others of this species flowered back in May.”   https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTR9LEEYt/

2022.07.31.04 Lygodesmia.  “The anthers and arching styles of Lygodesmia aphylla make for easy identification, if you catch this composite flower head during the early day when still open (the ray flowers spread open and then collapse inward each day). Otherwise, this plant melts into the scenery”   https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTR9NjxTf/

2022.07.31.05 Helianthus angustifolius.  “Yet another species materializes from the witches’ brew we call Helianthus – this time it’s Helianthus angustifolius.”    https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTR9Nrdmv/

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