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  •   The Scrub Morning Glory is a rare flowering plant in the (as the name implies) morning glory family. Fewer than 100 known populations of this plant remain. The lovely […]

    Scrub Morning Glory

      The Scrub Morning Glory is a rare flowering plant in the (as the name implies) morning glory family. Fewer than 100 known populations of this plant remain. The lovely […]

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  •   The lovely Maguire Daisy is a plant species with a unique status….for TWO separate reasons! In 1987, it was ACCIDENTALLY listed as an Endangered Species! Naturally, you wonder HOW? […]

    Maguire Daisy

      The lovely Maguire Daisy is a plant species with a unique status….for TWO separate reasons! In 1987, it was ACCIDENTALLY listed as an Endangered Species! Naturally, you wonder HOW? […]

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  •   Ringing Rocks is proof that our beautiful world still harbors many mysteries, both large and small! One of those “smaller” mysteries is this still unexplained conglomeration of stones. This […]

    Ringing Rocks

      Ringing Rocks is proof that our beautiful world still harbors many mysteries, both large and small! One of those “smaller” mysteries is this still unexplained conglomeration of stones. This […]

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  •   The aptly named Sweat Bee (ugh…what’s in a name?) derives its name from its tendency to be attracted to the salt that is secreted in human perspiration. So when […]

    Sweat Bee

      The aptly named Sweat Bee (ugh…what’s in a name?) derives its name from its tendency to be attracted to the salt that is secreted in human perspiration. So when […]

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  •   Behold the Devils Walking Stick! Yes, that really is the common name for this unique plant. Just imagine brushing against those thorns while in the forest! Also sometimes known […]

    Devils Walking Stick

      Behold the Devils Walking Stick! Yes, that really is the common name for this unique plant. Just imagine brushing against those thorns while in the forest! Also sometimes known […]

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  •   In at least one way, the delicate Four Petal Pawpaw (What a name! Unique….but descriptive!) is a plant whose evolutionary development defies explanation. How, you ask? We’ll tell you! […]

    Four Petal Pawpaw

      In at least one way, the delicate Four Petal Pawpaw (What a name! Unique….but descriptive!) is a plant whose evolutionary development defies explanation. How, you ask? We’ll tell you! […]

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  •   We all know how “picky” delicate beauties can be, right? Well, it is the same for the Virginia Jointvetch. What a unique name! Who comes up with such names? […]

    Virginia Jointvetch

      We all know how “picky” delicate beauties can be, right? Well, it is the same for the Virginia Jointvetch. What a unique name! Who comes up with such names? […]

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  •   Can you believe that the possession of San Diego Thornmint represents a more serious crime than the possession of marijuana in the United States? It’s true! The San Diego […]

    San Diego Thornmint

      Can you believe that the possession of San Diego Thornmint represents a more serious crime than the possession of marijuana in the United States? It’s true! The San Diego […]

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  •   Despite the common name by which it is known, the Bald Faced Hornet is not a true hornet. This eusocial insect is actually a species of yellowjacket. This species […]

    Bald Faced Hornet

      Despite the common name by which it is known, the Bald Faced Hornet is not a true hornet. This eusocial insect is actually a species of yellowjacket. This species […]

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  •   The Pelican Flower is the common name for the Aristolochia grandiflora.  There are approximately 120 known species of Aristolochia worldwide. The Pelican Flower is the largest of these. In […]

    Pelican Flower

      The Pelican Flower is the common name for the Aristolochia grandiflora.  There are approximately 120 known species of Aristolochia worldwide. The Pelican Flower is the largest of these. In […]

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  •   The Rasberry Crazy Ant (also known as the tawny crazy ant or Nylanderia fulva) is a highly invasive and destructive species of ant endemic to South America. The Rasberry Crazy […]

    Rasberry Crazy Ant

      The Rasberry Crazy Ant (also known as the tawny crazy ant or Nylanderia fulva) is a highly invasive and destructive species of ant endemic to South America. The Rasberry Crazy […]

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  •   The Flame Azalea is an upright-branched deciduous shrub which can grow to heights of up to 12 ft (3.65). The Flame Azalea may also grow to a width of as much […]

    Flame Azalea

      The Flame Azalea is an upright-branched deciduous shrub which can grow to heights of up to 12 ft (3.65). The Flame Azalea may also grow to a width of as much […]

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  • The Bristlecone Pine is the oldest known living thing on Earth! It is found only on remote, arid mountain tops in 6 U.S. states; always at or above altitudes of 10,000 ft. […]

    Bristlecone Pine

    The Bristlecone Pine is the oldest known living thing on Earth! It is found only on remote, arid mountain tops in 6 U.S. states; always at or above altitudes of 10,000 ft. […]

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