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Lace Pod

Lace Pod
Dry Creek
March 23, 2009

Thanks to Krys, the Lace Pod has been identified. It's one of those delicate little plants you can't help but notice when photographing something else. Included in only two of my reference books, 'Calflora.org' made it quick and easy to identify. I know I've become a little obscessed with knowing the names of our local wildflowers, but I think it's just plain ignorance not to know them when you've lived in a place most of your life. As many of these species are common throughout the West, knowing their names and native uses may be of interest to others. And lastly, when I certainly will forget their names, I've got a place to go to relearn them.

Native uses: seeds may be parched and eaten, or ground into a flour.


John, I think it's commonly called a Lace Pod - I have a Peterson Guide and checked further through the Calflora.org site which took me here (photo is kinda small): http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?query_src=photos_flora_index&seq_num=13594&one=T

Wow! Thank you for this website. My family and I recently moved to a 3000 acre ranch in Maryneal, TX. I have been eager to learn ALL the names of the wildflowers and their many uses by the native indians. (A good book is hard to find with all this information.) Grateful to have found your beautiful site! Haven't read all the way through yet. It sounds like you have designed a book and I will be interested in purchasing it if it is available. Blessings to you and yours!

Hey I think your post is great!I found it on Yahoo. Keep up the good work.

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