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Small white snail on Illinois bundleflower pods

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Small White Snail on Illinois Bundleflower Pods 0471

Here’s yet another picture from a sumpy property on the Blackland Prairie in northeast Austin on July 29th. I can’t identify the snail but I can tell you that the dark, scrunched-together pods are from an Illinois bundleflower, Desmanthus illinoensis. Despite that species name, this plant is native in Texas and many other parts of the United States, as you can confirm on the USDA map.

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

October 8, 2014 at 5:39 AM

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