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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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Nelumbo luteaAmerican Lotus
Yellow Water Lotus
Yellow Lotus
Neptunia pubescensTropical Puff
Nemastylis tenuisSouthwestern Pleatleaf
Nolina lindheimerianaDevil's Shoestring
Devil's-shoestring
Ribbon Grass
Nolina texanaTexas Sacahuista
Texas Beargrass
Basket Grass
Sacahuista
Bunchgrass
Oenothera macrocarpa ssp. macrocarpaBigfruit Evening-primrose
Fluttermill
Missouri Evening Primrose
Opuntia strigilMarblefruit Pricklypear
Ostrya virginianaEastern Hop-hornbeam
American Hop-hornbeam
Woolly Hop-hornbean
Eastern Ironwood
Roughbark Ironwood
Ironwood
Deerwood
Leverwood
Panicum amarumBitter Panicgrass
Beachgrass
Coastal Panic Grass
Palafoxia callosaSmall Palafox
Small Palafoxia
Paspalidium geminatumEgyptian Panicgrass
Palafoxia hookerianaSand Palafox
Showy Palafox
Hooker Palafoxia
Sand Palafoxia
Hooker's Palafoxia
Paspalum langeiRustyseed Paspalum
Pavonia lasiopetalaRock Rose
Rose Pavonia
Rose Mallow
Pavonia
Passiflora tenuilobaBird Wing Passionflower
Birdwing Passionflower
Slender-lobe Passionflower
Spread Lobe Passionflower
Panicum virgatumSwitchgrass
Wand Panic Grass
Phaseolus acutifoliusTepary Bean
Phytolacca americanaAmerican Pokeweed
Great Pokeweed
Pokeweed
Pokeberry
Red Ink Plant
Pigeonberry
Phalaris carolinianaCarolina Canarygrass
Maygrass
Physalis cinerascensSmallflower Groundcherry
Phacelia congestaBlue Curls
Caterpillars
Fiddleneck
Phlox drummondiiAnnual Phlox
Drummond Phlox
Pride-of-Texas
Texas Pride
Physostegia intermediaSpring Obedient Plant
Marsh Obedient Plant
Slender False Dragonhead
Intermediate False Dragonhead
Phaseolus maculatusSpotted Bean
Metcalf Bean
Phacelia patulifloraSand Phacelia
Sand Scorpionweed
Blue Phacelia
Phlox roemerianaGoldeneye Phlox
Golden-eye Phlox
Phlox roemerianaGoldeneye Phlox
Golden-eye Phlox
Phacelia rupestrisRock Phacelia
Piptochaetium avenaceumBlackseed Speargrass
Pinus cembroidesMexican Pinyon
Mexican Pinyon Pine
Pinyon
Nut Pine
Plantago helleriHeller's Plantain
Cedar Plantain
Polanisia dodecandra ssp. trachyspermaClammy-weed
Clammyweed
Sandyseed Clammyweed
Porophyllum scopariumTrans-pecos Poreleaf
Poreleaf
Shrubby Poreleaf
Hierba del Venado
Jarilla
Pomerillo
Polytaenia texanaTexas Prairie Parsley
Texas-parsley
Prunus carolinianaCarolina Cherry-laurel
Cherry-laurel
Laurel Cherry
Carolina Laurel Cherry
Proboscidea louisianicaLouisiana Devil's-claw
Devil's-claw
Ram's-horn
Unicorn Plant
Proboscis Flower
Prunus minutifloraTexas Almond
Texas Wild Almond
Dwarf Plum
Proboscidea parvifloraDoubleclaw
Prunella vulgarisCommon Selfheal
Ptilimnium nuttalliiLaceflower
Mock Bishop's-weed
Quincula lobataPurple Groundcherry
Chinese Lantern
Ratibida columniferaMexican Hat
Red-spike Mexican Hat
Upright Prairie Coneflower
Prairie Coneflower
Long-headed Coneflower
Thimbleflower
Ratibida columniferaMexican Hat
Red-spike Mexican Hat
Upright Prairie Coneflower
Prairie Coneflower
Long-headed Coneflower
Thimbleflower
Ranunculus macranthusLarge Buttercup
Ratibida peduncularisNaked Mexican Hat
Naked Prairie Coneflower
Rhynchospora corniculataShortbristle Horned Beaksedge
Horned Beakrush
Rhynchospora glomerataClustered Beaksedge
Cluster Beak-rush
Rhynchosia minimaLeast Snoutbean
Rhynchospora recognitaGlobe Beaksedge
Rivina humilisPigeonberry
Rouge Plant
Baby-peppers
Bloodberry
Rumex chrysocarpusAmamastla
Rumex chrysocarpusAmamastla
Rumex chrysocarpusAmamastla
Rudbeckia grandifloraRough Coneflower
Tall Coneflower
Largeflower Coneflower
Rudbeckia hirtaBlack-eyed Susan
Common Black-eyed Susan
Brown-eyed Susan
Blackeyed Susan
Rudbeckia maximaGiant Coneflower
Great Coneflower
Giant Brown-eyed Susan
Cabbage Coneflower
Rudbeckia maximaGiant Coneflower
Great Coneflower
Giant Brown-eyed Susan
Cabbage Coneflower
Rudbeckia scabrifoliaRoughleaf Coneflower
Sabine Coneflower
Bog Brown-eyed Susan
Rudbeckia texana Texas Coneflower
Rudbeckia texana Texas Coneflower
Salvia azurea var. grandifloraPitcher Sage
Blue Sage
Saururus cernuusLizard's Tail
Lizard Tail
Breastweed
Water Dragon
Salvia farinaceaMealy Blue Sage
Mealy Sage
Mealycup Sage
Saccharum giganteumSugarcane Plumegrass
Giant Plumegrass
Salvia lyrataLyreleaf Sage
Cancer Weed
Salvia pentstemonoidesBig Red Sage
Penstemon Sage
Sagittaria platyphyllaDelta Arrowhead
Salvia roemerianaCedar Sage
Salvia whitehouseiClustered Sage
Schkuhria pinnata var. guatemalensisWislizenus' False Threadleaf
Schizachyrium scopariumLittle Bluestem
Popotillo Azul
Sesbania drummondiiRattlebush
Rattlebox
Poisonbean
Selenia grandisLarge Selenia
Senna lindheimerianaLindheimer's Senna
Velvet Leaf Senna
Velvetleaf Senna
Velvet-leaf Wild Sensitive-plant
Puppy-dog Ears
Senna roemerianaTwoleaf Senna
Two Leaved Senna
Setaria scheeleiSouthwestern Bristlegrass
Scheele's Bristlegrass
Scheele's Foxtail Grass
Foxtail Grass
Sida abutifoliaSpreading Fanpetals
Spreading Sida
Sisyrinchium biformeWiry Blue-eyed Grass
Simsia calvaAwnless Bush Sunflower
Bush Sunflower
Silphium gracileSlender Rosinweed
Sideroxylon lanuginosumGum Bumelia
Gum Bully
Woollybucket Bumelia
Woolly Bumelia
Gum Woollybucket
Woolly Buckthorn
Chittamwood
Shittamwood
Gum Elastic
Coma
Black Haw
Sicyos microphyllusSmall-leaf Bur Cucumber
Sida rhombifoliaCuban Jute
Sida rhombifoliaCuban Jute
Sida spinosaPrickly Fanpetals
Solanum dimidiatumWestern Horsenettle
Western Horse-nettle
Sorghastrum elliottiiSlender Indiangrass
Solidago nemoralisGray Goldenrod
Prairie Goldenrod
Oldfield Goldenrod
Grayleaf Goldenrod
Gray-leaved Goldenrod
Dyersweed Goldenrod
Dwarf Goldenrod
Field Goldenrod
Sorghastrum nutansIndiangrass
Yellow Indiangrass
Solidago sempervirensSeaside Goldenrod
Sphaeralcea lindheimeriWoolly Globemallow
Sporobolus silveanusSilveus' Dropseed
Streptanthus bracteatusBracted Twistflower
Bracted Jewelflower
Strophostyles helvolaTrailing Fuzzybean
Amberique-bean
Trailing Wild Bean
Tagetes micranthaLicorice Marigold
Tauschia texanaTexas Umbrellawort
Teucrium cubenseCoast Germander
Small Coastal Germander
Teucrium cubenseCoast Germander
Small Coastal Germander
Tetragonotheca ludovicianaLouisiana Nerveray
Tetraneuris scaposaFour-nerve Daisy
Hymenoxys
Stemmy Four-nerve Daisy
Yellow Daisy
Bitterweed
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