Sphaerocarpos texanus

Yesterday I visited two different units at the LBJNG. The first place I went to was a unit where I just wanted a clearer and closer look at the Texas Balloonwort (Sphaerocarpos texanus) male specimen. And it wasn’t enough for me just to see in the field so I collected a specimen (with permission of course).

In the post Down in the Gully I shared this photo of the “nest” of the Texas Balloonwort (Sphaerocarpos texanus).
The beautiful green female! The female clusters can range up to 12 mm in diameter.
Some of the males snuggled up with the girls.
However some male clusters stood apart by themselves. The male clusters diameter size ranges from 3-5 mm.
40X! Individually each bubble is less that 0.5 mm.


I knew that I would be amazed at its beauty up close. And I was certainly not disappointed. I hope you thought so too. 🙂

To learn more about the reproduction of the Sphaerocarpos check out this explanation: Sphaerocarpos season in full swing.

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Keep looking!

The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know


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