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Big Bend National Park Q&A => Big Bend Photographs => Topic started by: chisos_muse on March 27, 2006, 09:44:36 PM

Title: Cattail Hike
Post by: chisos_muse on March 27, 2006, 09:44:36 PM
Hey all, I though I'd  break my latest trip into sections.....hiked Cattail and it was lovely....literally could put one foot in the desert and one in the lush Chisos, really awesome! :D  

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Title: pics
Post by: Bobcat on March 27, 2006, 10:06:19 PM
Very nice, muse.
Title: Cattail Hike
Post by: Casa Grande on March 27, 2006, 10:14:10 PM
cat tail in april....very dry :(  but, hey, at least it's the bend ;)
Title: Cattail Hike
Post by: BigBendHiker on March 28, 2006, 06:20:33 AM
Hi Chisos_Muse!

Great pics!  Thanks for posting....we will be heading there in June...

BBH
Title: Cattail Hike
Post by: billh on March 28, 2006, 07:58:42 AM
Love those Hinkley's Columbines. That's nice. Looks like the falls is barely moving, must be dry. Great pics Muse!
Title: Cattail Hike
Post by: randell on March 28, 2006, 09:25:34 AM
Did you see the leeches at Cattail?
Title: Cattail Hike
Post by: chisos_muse on March 28, 2006, 11:41:52 AM
Thanks Bill :D ......yeah it was dry, just a trickle......but still very lovely indeed!

Randell.....I didn't see any leeches, but wasn't looking for them either, LOL
Didn't look like a good place for a skinny dip! :shock:
Title: Columbines
Post by: Joe on March 28, 2006, 01:48:30 PM
Quote from: "billh"
Love those Hinkley's Columbines

Yeah, great pictures Muse!  

Bill, I always thought that the columbines at Cattail Falls were longspur columbines, Aquilegia longissima, and that Hinckley Columbines, Aquilegia chrysantha var. hinckleyana, were restricted to the Capote Falls area in Presidio County.  Was I wrong about this?
Title: Cattail Hike
Post by: billh on March 28, 2006, 02:51:05 PM
My goodness, I stand corrected: I had always heard the other.
http://cswgcin.nbii.org/ecoregion/trans-pecos/sensitiveplants/index.html

Long Spur Columbine
Buttercup Family
Scientific Name: Aquilegia longissima Gray
Federal Status: none, "species of concern"
State Status: none

    Photos
    Photo 1 (D. Louie)
    Photo 2 (D. Louie)
    Description
    Blooms
    Habit
    Leaves
    Flowers
    Fruit
    Habitat
    Subregion
    Cover type
    Geology
    Soils
    Distribution
    Threats
    Similar species

DESCRIPTION
Manual of the vascular plants of Texas p. 1245
Blooms: during rainy season; late July - September; may bloom from mid-March to November. top

Habit: forb, 5-12dm tall, often forming large clumps with remanents of old flowering stalks. top

Leaves: triternate at base and light green; leaflets 15-45mm long; stem leaves well-developed. top

Flowers: showy; erect, pale-yellow, somewhat sticky. Spurs 5-8X as long as petal blades, 9-16cm long; petal blades usually spatulate, rounded, 1/5 to 2/5 as broad as long, 1.8cm-2.0cm long; 1.2-1.6cm wide; stamens 5-12mm longer than petal blades; infertile stamens 12-14mm long. top

Fruit: follicles glandular-pubescent about 25mm long, with spreading tips; SEEDS almost 2mm long. top

Habitat: among boulders on ledges and sheltered crevices in mesic canyons with species of oak, Big-Toothed Maple, Mexican Buckeye, Drooping Juniper, and Evergreen Sumac. Occurs in several mesic canyons in BIBE. top

Subregion: Chisos Mountains top

Cover type: Pinyon-oak-juniper above mesic canyons top

Geology: Chisos Form. (Tc); Intrusive igneous rocks (Ti); Aguja Form. (Kag) top

Soils: Lajitas-Rock O.C., hilly (LAE); Brewster-Rock O.C., very steep (BRG), Liv-Mainstay-Rock O.C. steep (LMF) top

Distribution: Jeff Davis, Brewster, Presidio cos., TX; SE New Mexico; Coahuila, Mexico. top

Threats: very susceptible to trampling in heavy visitor use areas. top

Similar species: none in BIBE. top
PHOTOS
Aquilegia longissima at SRSU Plant Resources Center (D. Louie)
Aquilegia longissima at SRSU Plant Resources Center (D. Louie) top
Aquilegia longissima at SRSU Plant Resources Center (D. Louie)
Aquilegia longissima at SRSU Plant Resources Center (D. Louie) top
National Park Service
   
NBII
This web-based plant guide was developed by USGS/NBII for Big Bend based on:
Denise A. Louie, The Rare and Threatened Plant Species of Big Bend National Park,Texas: A Field Guide.

On the other hand http://home.earthlink.net/%7Emadronenursery/Wildflowers/hinck_columbine.html
Link corrected by Moderator
Title: cool website
Post by: Joe on March 28, 2006, 04:29:26 PM
Bill, thanks for the link to the National Biological Information Infrastructure website. I'd never heard of this before - what a great website!
Title: Re: Cattail Hike
Post by: xseption on December 12, 2007, 12:20:26 PM
Great photos and great information (especially the NBII) therefore BOOKMARKED!!

=:)