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Bio Plant systematist in training at NMSU. Convinced Georgia O'Keeffe is my soulmate. WI -> OR -> NM
Alex Abair (@plantexplorer) Instagram photos and videos
List of Instagram medias taken by Alex Abair (@plantexplorer)
My favorite find so far this year. Salvia henryi was last collected from Tortugas Mountain by E. O. Wooton in 1894. I collected it again 124 years later.
"Devil's claw" kinda hurts when it jabs into your ankles... (Proboscidea althaeifolia)
More corolla morpholgies from the arroyos. Nama hispida, Dimorphocarpa wislizeni, and Penstemon parryi.
Yuccas are budding/blooming. Can you tell they're related to asparagus? (Yucca treculeana)
Interesting 5 cm long corolla tubes on flaxflowered gilia. (Ipomopsis longiflora ssp. neomexicana)
Dwarf false-pennyroyal growing right out of the limestone on A/Tortugas Mountain and almost flowering. (Hedeoma nana)
If we get some rain any time soon, these strawberry hedgehog cacti will have tons of 6-inch neon flowers. I haven't seen one in flower yet, but it should be surreal when it happens. (Echinocereus stramineus)
A few flower morphology observations that I never got around to posting here.