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Charlton Vaughan
Charlton Vaughan
Study Butte-Terlingua, TX US
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Light blue, five petals with each petal overlapping the one in front. Encountered in Big Bend National Park on the Dog Canyon trail. Plant resembled a ground cover on sandy soil on the bank of a dry wash. Plants were a few scattered specimens and were a few feet apart from one another. Blooms were one or two per ground cover.

1 inch x 1/2 inch with stem approx. 3-4 inches and leggy. Approx. 1 foot across x Approx. 3- 4 inches in height

Yellow petals, petals are grouped in arrangements of six or seven blooms at the end of a stem. Three petals per bloom with three scalloped edges on each petal. Blooms are approximately 1/2 inch across. Stalks had no leaves at the time. Blooms were encountered at the end of Dog Canyon trail in Big Bend National Park. Soil is rocky with sandy/clay soil. At the base of canyon walls. Early November. Stems were leggy and about 2 to 3 feet off ground.

1/2 inches x x
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Bloom Color:   Bloom Dimensions: 1 inch x 1/2 inch with stem approx. 3-4 inches and leggy.   Plant Dimensions: Approx. 1 foot across x Approx. 3- 4 inches in height

Light blue, five petals with each petal overlapping the one in front. Encountered in Big Bend National Park on the Dog Canyon trail. Plant resembled a ground cover on sandy soil on the bank of a dry wash. Plants were a few scattered specimens and were a few feet apart from one another. Blooms were one or two per ground cover.

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Yellow petals, petals are grouped in arrangements of six or seven blooms at the end of a stem. Three petals per bloom with three scalloped edges on each petal. Blooms are approximately 1/2 inch across. Stalks had no leaves at the time. Blooms were encountered at the end of Dog Canyon trail in Big Bend National Park. Soil is rocky with sandy/clay soil. At the base of canyon walls. Early November. Stems were leggy and about 2 to 3 feet off ground.

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Unidentified Plant Identified As Agreed Identification Notes
5 Woolly Paperflower Yes

Looks like woolly paper flower to me. Page 137 of the Wildflowers of Texas by Geyata Ajilvsgi

5 Woolly Paperflower Yes

I'll take a stab. The bloom looks right, but I can't be sure without seeing the leaves. It likes dry rocky soil, so that seems right. The scientific name is Psilostrophe tagetina. You might take a look at the photos wildflower.org has for it and see if that matches your recollection of the plant.