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Wild Man of the Navidad
2014-01-28 14:30:10

The Wild Man of the Navidad has been claimed to be the first Bigfoot in Texas. It was widely reported in 1837 along the Navidad River, in Sublime, Texas. The slaves of that era called it “The Thing That Comes,” because it was never seen, but evidence pointed to something being there. During the night inside the cabins, food would go missing; their fattened hogs would be replaced with...

Themeda arguens L Hack Christmas grass
2012-06-14 08:49:30

Symbol: THAR2 Group: Monocot Family: Poaceae Duration: Annual Perennial Growth Habit: Graminoid Native Status: L48    I PR    I Synonyms:   THFR4 Themeda frondosa (R. Br.) Merr., nom. inq. Distribution: Themedaarguens(L.) Hack. distribution:USA(MD, VA),USA+(PR) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom...

Schlumbergera truncata Haw Moran false Christmas cactus
2012-06-14 10:22:35

Symbol: SCTR2 Group: Dicot Family: Cactaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Shrub Native Status: HI    I Synonyms:   EPTR5 Epiphyllum truncatum Haw.   ZYTR Zygocactus truncatus (Haw.) K. Schum. Distribution: Schlumbergeratruncata(Haw.) Moran distribution:USA(HI) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom...

Polystichum acrostichoides Michx Schott Christmas fern
2012-06-14 12:27:56

Symbol: POAC4 Group: Fern Family: Dryopteridaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N CAN    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, ME, MN, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV Classification:...

2012-06-14 12:27:57

Symbol: POACL Group: Fern Family: Dryopteridaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:WV Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Division   Pteridophyta...

2012-06-14 12:28:03

Symbol: POACA Group: Fern Family: Dryopteridaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N CAN    N Synonyms:   POACS Polystichum acrostichoides (Michx.) Schott var. schweinitzii (Beck) Small Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA,...

Phoradendron tomentosum DC Engelm ex A Gray Christmas
2012-06-14 13:15:19

Symbol: PHTO2 Group: Dicot Family: Viscaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Subshrub Shrub Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   PHFLP Phoradendron flavescens (Pursh) Nutt. ex A. Gray. var. pubescens Engelm. ex A. Gray   PHSEP Phoradendron serotinum (Raf.) M.C. Johnst. var. pubescens (Engelm. ex A. Gray) M.C. Johnst. Distribution: County distributions for the...

2012-06-14 13:15:50

Symbol: PHAR5 Group: Dicot Family: Lennoaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   PHDE7 Pholisma depressum Greene   PHPA12 Pholisma paniculatum Templeton Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AZ, CA Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae...

Leonotis nepetifolia L R Br Christmas candlestick
2012-06-15 05:40:52

Symbol: LENE Group: Dicot Family: Lamiaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    I HI    I PR    I VI    I Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AL, FL, GA, HI, LA, MS, NC, SC, TX Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants...

Gesneria pedunculosa DC Fritsch arbol de Navidad
2012-06-15 07:49:25

Symbol: GEPE4 Group: Dicot Family: Gesneriaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Tree Shrub Native Status: PR    N Synonyms:   PEAL14 Pentaraphia albiflora Decne. Distribution: Gesneriapedunculosa(DC.) Fritsch distribution:USA+(PR) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants...

Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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