a0c8c
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Location: Austin, TX

New Natives!

I finally got me some new native plants today. And for free! Only thing is, I'm not sure what they are. :idea:) Well, I know what the cacti are atleast. I was out working on the ranch I work at, and it started raining which prevented me from working. So, I decided to walk through the fields(yes in the rain) and get some plants while the dirt was wet and loose enough to dig in with a hand trowel. The rain didn't last long, or help much, the dirt's like cement.

Not sure about this one, just know its nice and tall and does well without water(my main theme was drought resistant). I also got a shorter one so I can pollinate and gather seeds.
[img]https://i29.tinypic.com/b4cl6t.jpg[/img]
(the red circle is the smaller one)
Closeup:
[img]https://i27.tinypic.com/2s0znma.jpg[/img]


Nice Desert Plant:
[img]https://i31.tinypic.com/10f2y5w.jpg[/img]
Closeup:
[img]https://i26.tinypic.com/4gmblh.jpg[/img]


Cacti(not the greatest condition, but will be fine)

Big one, with fruit:
[img]https://i26.tinypic.com/mkc377.jpg[/img]

I've got two more smaller cacti that are nothing special, and I forgot one tiny one at the ranch I'll pick up tommorrow.


Any help identifying the first two plants would be appreciated. I always have bad luck finding their names online.
Home Gardener from Austin, TX; by way of Iowa.

pondlady
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Location: Glenwood, Utah

Euphorbia

The first 2 pics are call Snow on the Mountain[Euphorbia] I don't think it is a native plant though! I could be wrong so I will check it out and see, It is a Awesome plant though. The other one I have no clew. :?:
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a0c8c
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I have come to find out that they're the same plants, just different stages. Noticed this when out at the ranch today. I of course, got rained out again :( Thanks for the ID! May not be native, but they're growing wild out on the ranch and the groundskeeper says he never planted any and he's been tending the gardens for the last 10 years.

This worries me though:
Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

"On Mar 18, 2003, diray59 wrote:
Last week while using this plant in a cut flower arrangement I got the milky sap on my hands. Shortly after that I touched my eye which resulted in a severe burning reaction. I went to the pharmacy looking for eye drops to stop the burning. After using those for a couple hours with no success I went back to the pharmacy.The pharmacist suggested I try another type of eye drop. Hours later I went to a different pharmacy this pharmacist called poison control. They suggested I go to the E.R. and have it flushed. I recieved some disturbing information that stated " The white milky substance has been used for branding cattle rather than using a hot iron". After four long hours of flushing and a week of using an antibiotic cream in the eye I am fine. Beware if you get this substance on your skin or in the eye. Severe reaction can occur."

https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/221/

I touched the milky white sap and didn't break out though, but then again poison ivy and poison oak don't make me break out either.
Home Gardener from Austin, TX; by way of Iowa.

pondlady
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Joined: Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:34 am
Location: Glenwood, Utah

plants

:cry: So sorry to hear that, I know this plant and it is a good thing bad thing. Beautiful to see but not touch and it can take over large areas as well. I plant them in a contained area and use gloves to cut them down in the fall. take care and keep it within bounds. Gayla :evil: little buggers
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