Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Search for Dogtooth Violets

"Wildflower Center seed collector Michael Eason also advises Texas Highways magazine on the best routes for viewing wildflowers. This year he enlisted the help of those highway-driving readers in locating the elusive populations of dogtooth violet (Erythronium albidum), an uncommon plant usually found in woodlands. The result was a number of enthusiastic reports about dogtooth violet populations, some in East Texas and one in Dallas. At least one of these populations had not been previously reported or recorded in plant databases. Once again, native plant lovers are on the job helping us conserve plants!"
From the Summer 2011 issue of Wildflower - about my article in the April Texas Highways!