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The very diminutive Bartonia texana, Texas screwstem (G2/S2S3 in Texas, S1 in Louisiana). Chris has been far more into the research of this plant because it’s been on his goal list to find the last several years. B. texana is very habitat specific occurring in the baygall seepage swamps of East Texas and western Louisiana. And they are a plant you have to peer down low for to even see otherwise you might think they are tiny twigs sticking out of the moss. It also appears this used to be a subspecies if B. paniculata and some folks still consider it to be, but I’m no taxonomist! A very interesting plant in a super interesting habitat!
+Episode 5-5: Bushwhacking for Rare Plants
+West Gulf Coastal Plain Seepage Swamp and Baygall – TPWD
+West Gulf Coastal Plain Seepage Swamp and Baygall – NatureServe
+Bartonia texana video on TGPP YouTube channel