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Alex Abair's Photos in @plantexplorer Instagram Account

Alex Abair's Photos in @plantexplorer Instagram Account

Alex Abair

@plantexplorer

I work on molecular systematics of plants at New Mexico State University, and I always look closely at the plants around me. WI ➡️ OR ➡️ NM ➡️ ?

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plantexplorer's Media: Not exactly a California "superbloom", but the Mexican gold poppies are blanketing the hillsides ou

Not exactly a California "superbloom", but the Mexican gold poppies are blanketing the hillsides out here too. (Eschscholzia californica ssp. mexicana)

Baylor Canyon
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plantexplorer's Media: Scorpioid cyme on Phacelia crenulata.

Scorpioid cyme on Phacelia crenulata.

New Mexico
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plantexplorer's Media: Wildflower season is off to a good start. (Astragalus mollissimus var. bigelovii)

Wildflower season is off to a good start. (Astragalus mollissimus var. bigelovii)

La Cueva- Dripping Springs
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plantexplorer's Media: Desert primrose is a good indicator that a diverse spring flora is coming. It only shows up on good

Desert primrose is a good indicator that a diverse spring flora is coming. It only shows up on good, wet years around here. (Oenothera primiveris)

Achenback Canyon
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plantexplorer's Media: Little Volvox colonies spiraling out of control.  Cool motile green algae.

Little Volvox colonies spiraling out of control. Cool motile green algae.

New Mexico State University
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plantexplorer's Media: Devil's claw (Proboscidea sp.)

Devil's claw (Proboscidea sp.)

Doña Ana Peak
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plantexplorer's Media: Part of today's lab was staining potato slices with iodine.  Starch in the amyloplast turns from co

Part of today's lab was staining potato slices with iodine. Starch in the amyloplast turns from colorless to indigo, then deep cobalt blue over time.

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plantexplorer's Media: Lamium amplexicaule is one of the few plants flowering right now.  I'm TAing Plant Structure and Fu

Lamium amplexicaule is one of the few plants flowering right now. I'm TAing Plant Structure and Function starting this week, so I'll be posting microscopy images in the absence of winter flora.

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plantexplorer's Media: Mother-of-thousands is taking over a corner of the greenhouse. In the 3rd photo, you can see the pl

Mother-of-thousands is taking over a corner of the greenhouse. In the 3rd photo, you can see the plant babies that readily pop off the leaf margins. There really are thousands of them! (Bryophyllum sp.)

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plantexplorer's Media: I've never seen snow on the Organs.

I've never seen snow on the Organs.

Organ Mountains (New Mexico)
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plantexplorer's Media: Individual florets from Coulter's bricklebush. (Brickellia coulteri)

Individual florets from Coulter's bricklebush. (Brickellia coulteri)

Doña Ana Peak
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plantexplorer's Media: Mystery plant out at the Doña Anas. Maybe Boerhavia coccinea? Any ideas?

Mystery plant out at the Doña Anas. Maybe Boerhavia coccinea? Any ideas?

Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park
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plantexplorer's Media: Sphaeralcea is the only native plant I can find flowering right now. I'm feeling a little deprived.

Sphaeralcea is the only native plant I can find flowering right now. I'm feeling a little deprived. Only a couple more months of dormancy!

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plantexplorer's Media: Screw beans (Prosopis pubescens)

Screw beans (Prosopis pubescens)

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plantexplorer's Media: These little red cups are called extrafloral nectaries. You can see them as red dots along the main

These little red cups are called extrafloral nectaries. You can see them as red dots along the main vein of the leaf in the 3rd photo. These nectaries provide sugars for ants, and the ants in turn provide protection from herbivorous insects. The ants also viciously attack me when I water the Leucaena in my lab's greenhouse. (Leucaena esculenta)

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plantexplorer's Media: We got our first freeze in Las Cruces last week, so I have to look hard to find flowers now.  Here

We got our first freeze in Las Cruces last week, so I have to look hard to find flowers now. Here is a budding cottonwood inflorescence that I dissected today. (Populus deltoides)

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plantexplorer's Media: Jiggly water on this #hydrophobic succulent.

Jiggly water on this #hydrophobicsucculent.

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plantexplorer's Media: I'm starting to amass enough photos to run my own morphometric analysis on #Lamiaceae corollas. Her

I'm starting to amass enough photos to run my own morphometric analysis on #lamiaceaecorollas. Here are a few animations I've made. Unfortunately my early practices weren't standardized, so I have to do many of these over again. They still look kinda cool though. In order: 1. Plectranthus verticillatus 2. Salvia pinguifolia 3. Stachys coccinea

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