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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

John In The Cotton

I call this plant fake cotton. It is growing all over our area right now. On fences, on little hills, anywhere it can get a hold on. I took this a few weeks ago when we went down into the dry creek bed and under the bridge over the farm-to-market road along side the ranch. I don't remember this plant growing until the last few years. I'm wondering where it came from, how it got started, and if it grows in other parts of Texas or any other state.

8 comments:

TARYTERRE said...

I wonder what it's called???

jack69 said...

Neat shot. And yeah, it is strange how a plant would seem to 'show up', and start showing off.
Love ya!

S. J. Qualls said...

Send or take some close-ups to the local university extension agent and have him/her identify. It may be harmless, but then again...
It's pretty!

TexWisGirl said...

i thought at first it might be snow-on-the-prairie but it's not. this is much thicker looking. hmmm.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

If nobody has claimed a name maybe you can name it :)

Lynne said...

Reminds me of someone's bright idea to plant trees from Australia in the everglades and they took over...! Hope it won't have the same result. Liked the one idea about sending a sample to a research U.

Chatty Crone said...

Is it fluffy like cotton?

Kath said...

I cannot tell from the picture just what this shrub or tree might be Paula,many species of this kind of shrub and tree,we have here over the pond..You havn't seen any growing from... rooftops... yet then? haaaaaaaaaaa.As for your enquiry I found this Morning Friday re- CONKERS...Heres a link which might help.
http://www.treenames.net/ti/aesculus/aesculus.html.Have a great day and thankyou for your comment.Take Care God Bless.. Waving back at John LOL!!! xx