Hill Country Naturalist

  • Hill Country Naturalist
    Hill Country Naturalist
  • “An Escarpment Black Cherry that came up several years ago, presumably because a bird ate a cherry from a tree at some unknown distance away and came and sat in the Post Oak and “planted” the seed here.”
    “An Escarpment Black Cherry that came up several years ago, presumably because a bird ate a cherry from a tree at some unknown distance away and came and sat in the Post Oak and “planted” the seed here.”
Seed Dispersal: Observing Mother Nature at Work Walking around the yard, as I do frequently, I often notice new plants that weren’t there before, and I always think about how that particular plant came to be in that particular spot. For trees, some shrubs and some perennials, one way new plants are created are what are called “root sprouts” in which the root of the parent plant sends up a new…

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