Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Crestrib morning-glory update

Our prolific rains this season brought me a WONDERFUL surprise. They germinated seeds dropped in 2019 by my transplanted Edwards Plateau crestrib morning-glory (Ipomoea costellata var. edwardsensis). If you'll recall, that's the uncommon species that I found in November 2018 in Blanco. Because of that discovery, I had some amazing adventures. I also presented a program at the 2019 Texas Master Naturalist state conference and wrote an article, "New Plant on the Block," for Wildflower magazine. Last year, I was so sad when a few seedlings didn't survive. But this summer, five or so are going STRONG! Welcome back, crestrib! I'd sure like to preserve this species in our Wildscape.

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