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Carol Albright
Carol Albright
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Found growing in the woods in Cleveland, TX area, as an understory plant among mature pines and oaks. It is approximately 5 feet tall, palmate leaves with serrated edges and red tubular flowers. Also saw two other smaller plants about 1 foot tall in the nearby area, but they were not blooming.

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This vine was found growing up a tree in the woods near Centerville, Texas (Leon County). It has rather large leaves and clusters of small flowers. It bloomed in April. Each cluster of flowers then becomes a green fruit about 4 to 4-1/2 inches long with slightly prickly bumps on them, similar to a cucumber. They grow 2 together, one on each side of the vine, extending horizontally. I cut open a semi-dried fruit and it was full of flat black-brown seeds which were each attached to a white fiber-like substance. I assume that when the fruit is completely dried and splits open, the fibers disperse the seed in the wind.

individual blooms are about 3/8 inch x whole cluster of blooms about 1 inch wide x
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Found growing in the woods in Cleveland, TX area, as an understory plant among mature pines and oaks. It is approximately 5 feet tall, palmate leaves with serrated edges and red tubular flowers. Also saw two other smaller plants about 1 foot tall in the nearby area, but they were not blooming.

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Bloom Color:   Bloom Dimensions: individual blooms are about 3/8 inch x whole cluster of blooms about 1 inch wide   Plant Dimensions: x

This vine was found growing up a tree in the woods near Centerville, Texas (Leon County). It has rather large leaves and clusters of small flowers. It bloomed in April. Each cluster of flowers then becomes a green fruit about 4 to 4-1/2 inches long with slightly prickly bumps on them, similar to a cucumber. They grow 2 together, one on each side of the vine, extending horizontally. I cut open a semi-dried fruit and it was full of flat black-brown seeds which were each attached to a white fiber-like substance. I assume that when the fruit is completely dried and splits open, the fibers disperse the seed in the wind.

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Plant Detail Mountain Pink

Think this could be Centaurium beyrichii

Plant Detail Golden Colicroot

Aletris aurea

Plant Detail Texas Star

Looks similar to Sabatia campestris of the Gentian family.

Plant Detail Redcardinal

Erythrina herbacea

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Think this could be Centaurium beyrichii

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Aletris aurea

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Looks similar to Sabatia campestris of the Gentian family.

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Erythrina herbacea

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