Outdoors,  Texas

The Woods: Part III

When I initially saw the plant there on the right I thought it was some type of coral root orchid. After consulting our Texas orchid book I quickly realized it wasn’t but was left hanging on what it actually was. The thought crossed my mind that perhaps it was a parasitic plant but I still wasn’t sure. So I sent an email off to Prem who is much more of an orchid expert than we are and I knew he’d be able to tell me what they were.

Turns out we have beech drops a parasitic plant to beech trees! Pretty nifty and interesting!

Parsleyleaf Hawthorn
Parsley hawthorn





What I really need is a fungus book. And an insect book.

We saw a bobcat on the way home from work today!


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