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Native Seed Imaging Project

Bruce Leander, Wildflower Center volunteer photographer, put his considerable skills to the test this winter when he set out to chronicle hundreds of seeds of Texas species collected by the Wildflower Center for storage in the Millennium Seed Bank Project - a global plant conservation effort developed by England's Royal Botanic Garden, Kew. The process required the use of a high quality macro lens with extension tubes and three flash units to capture the beautiful intricacy of seeds of plants the Center hopes to protect from extinction. Staff member, Minette Marr, and a small army of volunteers painstakingly prepared the seeds and removed dust and debris to make the seeds camera-ready.

We would like to thank (in alphabetical order) Sam Elkin, Charlene Farris, Maggie Glazener, Pippa Gordon, Patty Koeninger, Betty Korts, Karen Langridge, Betty Mading, George Mading, Rae Minyard, Robert Neese, Susan Norwood, Sam Strickland, Guy Thompson and Janice Zimmerman who provided invaluable assistance during the photoshoots and on other parts of the project.


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Abronia ameliaeAmelia's Sand-verbena
Heart's Delight
Abronia ameliaeAmelia's Sand-verbena
Heart's Delight
Acer negundoBox Elder
Box Elder Maple
Ash-leaved Maple
Ashleaf Maple
Red River Maple
Fresno De Guajuco
Acmella oppositifolia var. repensOppositeleaf Spotflower
Opposite-leaf Spotflower
Acmella oppositifolia var. repensOppositeleaf Spotflower
Opposite-leaf Spotflower
Acalypha ostryifoliaPineland Threeseed Mercury
Hop-hornbeam Copperleaf
Acalypha phleoidesShrubby Copperleaf
Three-seeded Mercury
Agave americanaAmerican Century Plant
Century Plant
Agalinis edwardsianaPlateau False Foxglove
Plateau Agalinis
Plateau Gerardia
Plateau False-foxglove
Allium canadenseMeadow Garlic
Wild Garlic
Wild Onion
Allium canadense var. mobilenseMeadow Garlic
Wild Onion
Allium drummondiiDrummond's Onion
Wild Garlic
Drummond Wild Onion
Aloysia gratissimaWhitebrush
Bee-brush
White-brush
Common Bee-brush
Beebrush
Privet Lippia
Allowissadula holosericeaVelvet-leaf Mallow
Chisos Mountain False Indianmallow
Alnus serrulataSmooth Alder
Hazel Alder
Brookside Alder
Tag Alder
Common Alder
Black Alder
Amsonia ciliataFringed Bluestar
Bluestar
Texas Bluestar
Ammannia coccineaValley Redstem
Scarlet Tooth-cup
Ampelopsis cordataHeartleaf Peppervine
Heart-leaf Ampelopsis
Ambrosia confertifloraWeakleaf Bur Ragweed
Weak Leaved Burweed
Slimleaf Bursage
Amaranthus greggiiGregg's Amaranth
Amsonia longifloraTubular Bluestar
Trumpet Slimpod
Amblyolepis setigeraHuisache Daisy
Butterfly Daisy
Honey Daisy
Amblyolepis setigeraHuisache Daisy
Butterfly Daisy
Honey Daisy
Anemone berlandieriTenpetal Anemone
Tenpetal Thimbleweed
Windflower
Southern Anemone
Granny's Nightcap
Anemone berlandieriTenpetal Anemone
Tenpetal Thimbleweed
Windflower
Southern Anemone
Granny's Nightcap
Andropogon gerardiiBig Bluestem
Tall Bluestem
Turkeyfoot
Andropogon gerardiiBig Bluestem
Tall Bluestem
Turkeyfoot
Andropogon glomeratusBushy Bluestem
Brushy Bluestem
Andropogon glomeratusBushy Bluestem
Brushy Bluestem
Aphanostephus skirrhobasisLazy Daisy
Arkansas Lazy Daisy
Arkansas Doze-daisy
Aquilegia canadensisEastern Red Columbine
Wild Red Columbine
Aquilegia chrysanthaGolden Columbine
Yellow Columbine
Southwestern Yellow Columbine
Aquilegia chrysanthaGolden Columbine
Yellow Columbine
Southwestern Yellow Columbine
Aquilegia chrysantha var. hinckleyanaHinckley's Golden Columbine
Yellow Columbine
Hinckley Columbine
Capote Columbine
Argemone albifloraBluestem Pricklypoppy
White Pricklypoppy
White Prickly Poppy
Argythamnia aphoroidesHill Country Silverbush
Aristolochia erectaSwanflower
Aristida lanosaWoollysheath Threeawn
Woolly Three-awn
Arabis petiolarisBrazos Rockcress
Rock-cress
Brazos Rock-cress
Arabis petiolarisBrazos Rockcress
Rock-cress
Brazos Rock-cress
Aristida purpureaPurple Threeawn
Purple 3-awn
Purple Three-awn
Red Threeawn
Argemone sanguineaRed Pricklypoppy
Rose Prickly Poppy
Red Prickly Poppy
Aristolochia serpentariaVirginia Snakeroot
Virginia Dutchmanspipe
Aristolochia tomentosaWoolly Dutchman's Pipe
Common Dutchman's Pipe
Aristolochia tomentosaWoolly Dutchman's Pipe
Common Dutchman's Pipe
Asclepias asperulaAntelope-horns
Spider Milkweed
Green-flowered Milkweed
Spider Antelope-horns
Antelope Horns
Astrophytum asteriasStar Cactus
Sand Dollar Cactus
Sea Urchin Cactus
Star Peyote
Asclepias incarnataSwamp Milkweed
Pink Milkweed
Asclepias incarnataSwamp Milkweed
Pink Milkweed
Astragalus nuttallianusNuttall's Milkvetch
Small-flowered Milkvetch
Asclepias oenotheroidesZizotes Milkweed
Hierba De Zizotes
Side-cluster Milkweed
Longhorn Milkweed
Primrose Milkweed
Lindheimer's Milkweed
Asclepias oenotheroidesZizotes Milkweed
Hierba De Zizotes
Side-cluster Milkweed
Longhorn Milkweed
Primrose Milkweed
Lindheimer's Milkweed
Asclepias perennisWhite Swamp Milkweed
Aquatic Milkweed
Asclepias perennisWhite Swamp Milkweed
Aquatic Milkweed
Asclepias tuberosaButterflyweed
Butterfly Weed
Butterfly Milkweed
Orange Milkweed
Pleurisy Root
Chigger Flower
Asclepias viridifloraGreen Comet Milkweed
Green-flowered Milkweed
Green Milkweed
Wand Milkweed
Atriplex cristataCrested Saltbush
Quelite
Atriplex cristataCrested Saltbush
Quelite
Atriplex matamorensisMatamoros Saltbush
Baccharis bigeloviiBigelow's False Willow
Baccharis bigeloviiBigelow's False Willow
Bahia pedataBluntscale Bahia
Baptisia sphaerocarpaBush Pea
Green Wild Indigo
Yellow Wild Indigo
Yellow Wisteria
Berlandiera betonicifoliaTexas Greeneyes
Broochflower
Berlandiera pumilaSoft Greeneyes
Bidens albaCommon Beggarticks
Shepherd's Needles
Spanish Needles
Butterfly Needles
Hairy Beggarticks
Romerillo
Bidens laevisSmooth Beggartick
Smooth Bidens
Smooth Bur Marigold
Larger Bur Marigold
Bothriochloa altaTall Beardgrass
Bothriochloa altaTall Beardgrass
Bouteloua curtipendulaSideoats Grama
Banderilla
Banderita
Navajita
Bouteloua curtipendulaSideoats Grama
Banderilla
Banderita
Navajita
Bothriochloa laguroidesSilver Bluestem
Silver Beardgrass
Bouchea linifoliaFlaxleaf Bouchea
Groovestem Bouchea
Bothriochloa longipaniculataLongspike Beardgrass
Longspike Silver Bluestem
Bouteloua ramosaChino Grama
Bouteloua ramosaChino Grama
Bolboschoenus robustusSturdy Bulrush
Bouteloua trifidaRed Grama
Bouteloua trifidaRed Grama
Brickellia cylindraceaGravel-bar Brickellbush
Brickellia cylindraceaGravel-bar Brickellbush
Brickellia eupatorioides var. gracillimaFalse Boneset
Brickellia eupatorioides var. gracillimaFalse Boneset
Callicarpa americanaAmerican Beautyberry
French Mulberry
Catalpa bignonioidesSouthern Catalpa
Cigar Tree
Indian Bean
Catalpa bignonioidesSouthern Catalpa
Cigar Tree
Indian Bean
Carpinus carolinianaAmerican Hornbeam
Blue Beech
Water Beech
Musclewood
Ironwood
Carex cherokeensisCherokee Sedge
Carex complanataHirsute Sedge
Callirhoe digitataFinger Poppy-mallow
Poppy Mallow
Standing Winecup
Wine Cup
Winecup
Castela erectaGoatbush
Canna flaccidaBandanna Of The Everglades
Golden Canna
Canna flaccidaBandanna Of The Everglades
Golden Canna
Canna glaucaWater Canna
Louisiana Canna
Maraca Amarilla
Castilleja indivisaTexas Indian Paintbrush
Entireleaf Indian Paintbrush
Texas Paintbrush
Indian Paintbrush
Scarlet Paintbrush
Castilleja indivisaTexas Indian Paintbrush
Entireleaf Indian Paintbrush
Texas Paintbrush
Indian Paintbrush
Scarlet Paintbrush
Cakile lanceolataCoastal Searocket
Castilleja lanataSierra Woolly Indian Paintbrush
Woolly Paintbrush
Callirhoe leiocarpaTall Poppymallow
Annual Winecup
Tall Poppy-mallow
Tall Poppy Mallow
Carex louisianicaLouisiana Sedge
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