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Old April 16, 2017   #61
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I keep telling myself every year I am going to collect mesquite beans and make flour and never do.
Did you know chewing mesquite leaves will get rid of heart burn.
It works.

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Old April 17, 2017   #62
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I was taking pictures for the RKN thread and got a couple for here while I was at it. The tomato flower is Pink Siberian Tiger. The other is some sort of shroom - they are all over the garden.

Oh, and for the first year since growing Sungold - it is not the earliest to produce a tomato. Mom's Big Fat Grape is the first. (Not pictured) it's tiny.
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Old April 20, 2017   #63
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We got a few pictures yesterday. I had to resize them, so hopefully they're the right size. The picture is the squirrel that lives in tree right out the window beside this PC. The others are of a flowering plant that grows on a nearby roadside. I don't know what they are, but they look good.
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Old April 20, 2017   #64
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Robert could that flowering shrub be whitebrush? http://www.catnapin.com/WildFlowers/...MiscShrub1.htm

Verbenaceae - Vervain family
Whitebrush (Bee-bush) Aloysia gratissima (Lippia lycioides)
Bush shown is 6 feet tall. It has very long limbs being weighted down by loose flower clusters, 3" long. White with yellow centers, vanilla scent. Bush can grow into impassable thickets. Nectar is good for honey. Cows and deer will eat leaves in drought, but they are poisonous to horses.


On second look, no, the leaves are too big. I think it might be Roughleaf Dogwood/Dogwood Bush:

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Old April 22, 2017   #65
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Kelly, I think that might be what it is.
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Old April 22, 2017   #66
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Lot of Pictures today. The first is Dewberries. Time to look up recipes and seed saving.

The second and third are the same plant.

The forth has a sweet almost intoxicating scent. It grows in full shade and is at least 14' tall/wide. I just took more pictures of this and will post them after editing them.

The last two pictures are the same type plant. Sort of a before and after thing.
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Old April 22, 2017   #67
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More pictures of the bush-like plant growing in the shade of oak trees, The scent is sweet like honeysuckle and almost perfume-like. It's a scent that draws you to it and you don't want to leave.
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Nice pictures!

Second and third are a Yarrow.

The sweet smelling bush might be Ligustrum.

Fifth and sixth are green milkweed, Asclepias viridis.
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Nice pictures!

Second and third are a Yarrow.

The sweet smelling bush might be Ligustrum.

Fifth and sixth are green milkweed, Asclepias viridis.
I agree with all three. The Ligustrum - After some online searching and looking at the plants http://www.texasinvasives.org/plant_...p?symbol=LILU2 Ligustrum lucidum. A picture of the underside and top of the leaves.

Thank you, I've been wondering what it is for 3 years now.
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Salt this looks like a devils snuff box aka puff ball.
An edible mushroom if collected before the insides become yellowish.
It should dry out and have a hole where spores come out if squeezed or stepped on.
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Salt this looks like a devils snuff box aka puff ball.
An edible mushroom if collected before the insides become yellowish.
It should dry out and have a hole where spores come out if squeezed or stepped on.
That's what they are. I just kicked one that turned brown and snuff went everywhere. 'Snuff = brown spore dust.'

The ones I noticed in years past were larger and started out brownish.
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There are several kinds.
Very common in the hardwood forests of the Ozarks and here if it rains a lot.
Nothing like those monsters I saw there growing up though.

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Old April 26, 2017   #73
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Cacti Flowers and a bug.
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Onion Flower Seed Heads. The last picture is Elephant Garlic. They're pretty and you can eat them.
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I went out to see that odd mushroom I took a picture of for a different thread - I didn't see it, but I did get a few flower pictures along the way. I added the mushroom (Scleroderma Texense) picture at the end. The other thread is here http://www.tomatoville.com/showthread.php?t=44690
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