What have I found?
I occasionally drop in here. Really I should come more often since I am mostly interested in the Natives of Central Texas and arid and aridISH areas.
I was getting ready to clear out some Mountain ash Juniper and while I was cutting away some barbwire yesterday evening, I found this cutie. I wish I had seen it when it was in bloom. It looks like I just missed the bloom but maybe this is what it does. It is peculiar to say the least . There seems to be NO rosette, only this peculiar segmented flesh colored and banded stem. Wether this is the color of the stem or its wilting color, I don't know. I have never seen this on my land in 12 years. We used to have cows and there was A LOT that I didn't see that they saw first. The land is ever so slowly getting better. I have thrown some dead branches around it so the wild boars and deer don't chow on it.
I would be overjoyed if I had a name for it? I would love to learn more about it.