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Galls on leaves on top of mustang grapes

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Galls on Leaves on Mustang Grapes 9871

When I wandered through part of Northeast Metro Park in Pflugerville on July 28th I photographed these two leaves with galls in them. Beneath the leaves you see mustang grapes, Vitis mustangensis, that had fallen on the ground from a nearby vine and were in various stages of decay and the concomitant shapes and colors.

You probably remember seeing some mustang grape tendrils recently, but a couple of years ago I showed the opposite end of the scale, namely a venerable mustang grape vine that had become as thick as a tree. And then there was another thick one with a yellow-crowned night heron perched on it.

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

August 26, 2014 at 5:56 AM

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