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Alex Abair в @ plantexplorer учетной записи Instagram

Alex Abair в @ plantexplorer учетной записи Instagram

Alex Abair

@plantexplorer

I work on molecular systematics of plants. Always looking for new species to stare at. WI➡️OR➡️NM➡️FL

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plantexplorer: I shined a UV light on my western spotted horsemint to see if anything interesting would happen. Th

I shined a UV light on my western spotted horsemint to see if anything interesting would happen. The result: kinda. (Monarda punctata var. occidentalis)

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plantexplorer: I've been swamped with my thesis defense, so I haven't had a lot of time to go botanizing lately. I

I've been swamped with my thesis defense, so I haven't had a lot of time to go botanizing lately. I get my fix by checking plants in the greenhouse. My Monarda hybrid is doing so well!

NMSU Biology
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plantexplorer: Looks a little like a spiny peyote, but nope, it's Echinocactus horizontalis. PSA, don't harvest wi

Looks a little like a spiny peyote, but nope, it's Echinocactus horizontalis. PSA, don't harvest wild cacti. I'm putting my new BLM collecting license to use with this cactus.

Chaparral, New Mexico
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plantexplorer: The first foxtail cactus I've ever seen.  And it's in full flower! (Escobaria vivipara var. neomexi

The first foxtail cactus I've ever seen. And it's in full flower! (Escobaria vivipara var. neomexicana)

Organ, New Mexico
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plantexplorer: My Monarda is all grown up. I started it from wild seed in the greenhouse because I didn't have a s

My Monarda is all grown up. I started it from wild seed in the greenhouse because I didn't have a solid ID on the population. Now I know it's Monarda punctata var. occidentalis, and chromosome counts are on the way. The flowers smell like baby oil (some unknown proprietary fragrance), and the leaves smell like thyme.

NMSU Biology
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plantexplorer: People commented that my last post was sexual in nature (fair enough), so here is a post that is un

People commented that my last post was sexual in nature (fair enough), so here is a post that is undeniably nonsexual... It's a budding pitcher on a pitcher plant in the greenhouse.

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plantexplorer: I'm using a paperclip to simulate a hummingbird beak in this Salvia greggii flower.  The trigger me

I'm using a paperclip to simulate a hummingbird beak in this Salvia greggii flower. The trigger mechanism slaps some pollen on the "beak" and the hummingbird goes on to pollinate the next flower.

New Mexico
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plantexplorer: Giant asparagus relative "soaptree yucca". (Yucca elata ssp. elata)

Giant asparagus relative "soaptree yucca". (Yucca elata ssp. elata)

New Mexico
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plantexplorer: "Antelope-horns" milkweed (Asclepias asperula ssp. asperula)

"Antelope-horns" milkweed (Asclepias asperula ssp. asperula)

Achenback Canyon
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plantexplorer: Blue cinder from the dunes west of Mesquite. Some kind of iron oxidization?

Blue cinder from the dunes west of Mesquite. Some kind of iron oxidization?

Mesquite, New Mexico
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plantexplorer: It's hedgehog cactus flowering season in this part of the Chihuahuan Desert. (Echinocereus coccineu

It's hedgehog cactus flowering season in this part of the Chihuahuan Desert. (Echinocereus coccineus ssp. rosei)

Tortugas Mountain Observatory
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plantexplorer: Strange flowers on Krameria lanceolata.

Strange flowers on Krameria lanceolata.

Organ Mountains (New Mexico)
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plantexplorer: I was positive my poppies died when the swamp coolers didn't kick in, but they all survived!  I lov

I was positive my poppies died when the swamp coolers didn't kick in, but they all survived! I love this Hungarian cultivar. (Papaver somniferum)

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plantexplorer: I'll be moving to Gainseville, FL in August to study mints (hopefully this subgenus) in the Soltis

I'll be moving to Gainseville, FL in August to study mints (hopefully this subgenus) in the Soltis Lab at the University of Florida. Any tips about living in Gainesville?

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plantexplorer: I found some peridot while botanizing around the border.

I found some peridot while botanizing around the border.

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plantexplorer: I came back to visit after two years in New Mexico. Some forests remain exactly as I left them. Oth

I came back to visit after two years in New Mexico. Some forests remain exactly as I left them. Other forests I used to know very well have been completely destroyed by logging. Fortunately, my favorite spot is still here.

OSU McDonald-Dunn Research Forest
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plantexplorer: 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: Scorpioid cyme on Phacelia crenulata.

Scorpioid cyme on Phacelia crenulata.

New Mexico
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