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    Well... It's official, the plant is lost. I finally got in contact with the current owners, they remember the plant, didn't think it was anything special and tore it out when they "cleaned up all that swappy, grassy, brambly stuff" in the back yard.

    Anyone care to join me in sobbing? lol.

    Not to worry though... If I am anything I am presistent (hubby calls it stubborn), If there was one plant,there could very well be more, and I will not rest until I find one!
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    never give up maehem , i bet you'll fine that plant and when you do i bet it will be named after you for your hard efforts of finding it . for examplae the coelacanth which was extinct billions of years ago came back and can be found today in the deep oceans of indonesia , ferns were prehistoric but they came bakc , smae thing with crocodiels and sharks .

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    No, they didn't come back. They just never went away in the first place.

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    I think the plant might be Shrankia nuttallii. According to the J.L. Hudson Seedsman website, it is found from South Dakota to Texas. The leaves close up when you touch it, and it has sharp thorns. It is a scrambling perennial 2-4 feet high.
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    Quote (carcinos @ May 24 2003,03:26)
    I think the plant might be Shrankia nuttallii. According to the J.L. Hudson Seedsman website, it is found from South Dakota to Texas. The leaves close up when you touch it, and it has sharp thorns. It is a scrambling perennial 2-4 feet high.[/QUOTE]
    Unfortunately, that probably isn't correct, because that same plant has been renamed Mimosa nuttallii, or Catclaw Sensitive Briar, according to my updated version of Wildflowers of Texas, I remember reading about it about a week ago, because it's wildflower season in wildflower country!!!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif[/img]
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    Quote (lithopsman @ May 24 2003,09:58)
    Quote (carcinos @ May 24 2003,03:26)
    I think the plant might be Shrankia nuttallii. According to the J.L. Hudson Seedsman website, it is found from South Dakota to Texas. The leaves close up when you touch it, and it has sharp thorns. It is a scrambling perennial 2-4 feet high.[/QUOTE]
    Unfortunately, that probably isn't correct, because that same plant has been renamed Mimosa nuttallii, or Catclaw Sensitive Briar, according to my updated version of Wildflowers of Texas, I remember reading about it about a week ago, because it's wildflower season in wildflower country!!!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif[/img][/QUOTE]
    Hmm, I don't know, I think that is probubly it. It's not the same plant as the common Mimosa, it doesn't look the same.
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    following up on Darcie's post

    The 5 kingdom phylogenetic (evolutionary history) system is outdated since Kingdom Monera and Kingdom Protista are polyphyletic, that is, they have grouped together organisms that are superficially similar (due to convergent evolution), but that don't share a most common ancestor. In other words, they look similar because they evolved similar methods of survival, but they're only distantly related. It's like saying that a shark and a dog are closely related because they are carnivores.

    Kingdoms Protista and Monera used to be something like "trashcan" kingdoms, where you'd basically include in them what didn't fit into the other ones.

    This phylosophy changed recently, and there's an ongoing effort to make an accurate phylogenetic tree of all the organisms on the planet. The problem is that there are so many different species of bacterias and protists that we might end up with 20 Kingdoms or more instead of 5. :S There's still a lot of controversy over all of this, but I think it's like arguing over how many angels can dance on the head of a pin. I'm certainly not gonna lose any sleep over it.

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    carcinos:

    Unfortunately no... not the plant. Tracked down a pic of it here and ran it past everyone who saw this plant first had... that's not it.

    Thanks for trying though.. but remember that the entire branch curls not just the leaves.

    I will keep looking... Onward and... well, onward anyway lol! Keep the suggestions comming though, I'm getting short on ideas.
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