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‹ Growing Native with Petey Mesquitey

Stinging Serpent

September 22, 2021
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Stinging Serpent
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I like the phrase in Arizona Flora about the Loasa family Loasaceae ; it is “remarkable for the diversity and peculiar structure of the hairs.” And I love the name Cevallia. Well, the whole name just has a great sound and feel to it; Cevallia sinuata. You say the name and folks will think you really know what you’re talking about.
Oh, I meant to mention that I found the etymology of the name on the SEINet web site, so now you know.

The photos are mine. The butterfly atop the flowers is a Southern Dogface. You can see the eye but not the “dogface” that gives it the name, because the wings aren’t open. When photographing butterflies I often catch myself muttering, “open your damn wings.” Patience, Petey.


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Cevallia sinuata,   Growing Native,   Loasaceae,   Petey Mesquitey,   stinging serpent,  

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