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Alamo, take 2; snails, take 2, except this time there’s only one and it’s tiny

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Tiny Snail on Alamo Vine Seed Capsule Remains 0067

So here are different takes on two recently treated things. Yesterday’s post about a cottonwood leaf mentioned that alamo is the Spanish word for that kind of tree. Central Texas is also home to a plant in the morning-glory family known as alamo vine, Merremia dissecta, which makes its debut in these pages today. In this photograph from March 27th along E. 51st St. you’re looking at the distinctive remains of one of this species’ seed capsules. After I got in close to take pictures, I was surprised to find a tiny snail on one of its ragged flanges.

© 2015 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

September 17, 2015 at 4:44 AM

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