04-29-2010, 05:32 PM
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Arlington, Tx
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| | Re: Hunting Plants in Texas Waterways
If you want to go out collecting with me this Saturday afternoon, like 2pm, let me know. You really missed out by not coming to the meeting though, but the best way I think to do it is to get on google earth, look downstream from golf courses and universities/businesses that overwater and over fertilize. They overload the river with fertilizers and viola-plants! Streams and creeks are better than rivers as those tend to wash the plants away. Places with little or no trees are best.
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if you are interested. I am going to LLELA this weekend (same place as LAERF where we took the field trip, for the Texas Master Naturalist class field trip, but afterwards we are free to roam around. I know where some nice swords are, we could take one for you and leave the rest, I really want to see it flower. They need to be propagated, it is probably some kind of Echiodorus, but I am not good on id. There are also some red ludwigia looking plants in that particular spot.
I know another area by Coit Rd but probably won't go there this weekend. If you have a net we can get some awesome perch at LELLA as well, I caught one last time. Gambusia affinis is everywhere as well.