Purple Milkweed Vine (Matelea biflora), Fern Bluff Park, Round Rock, Texas 1

Purple Milkweed Vine (Matelea biflora), Fern Bluff Park, Round Rock, Texas
The Purple Milkweed Vine (Matelea biflora) is rather common in its native habitat of the south central U.S. (Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico). However–because it is not showy–the species is more often missed than noticed by wildflower enthusiasts. Indeed, most books on wildflowers omit mention of it. Out of a stack of popular books on wildflowers in ...

Mountain Pink (Zeltnera beyrichii), Linda C., Southwest Austin, 2005

Mountain Pink (Zeltnera beyrichii), Linda C., Southwest Austin, 2005
Linda had written me concerning a snake in her yard, but because she could not supply a photo it was not possible to be very helpful to her. We discussed the fine art of photography, and she admitted to being an erstwhile photog of some repute: “I think this is a better one of the ...