Liles gives cactus talk in San Antoniowebmaster October 17, 2019 0 COMMENTS
The Texas Association of Cactus and Succulent Societies held its annual fall seminar hosted by the San Antonio Cactus and Xerophyte Society on October 5th, and local cactus lover Alice Liles gave a presentation titled “Cacti and Succulents of the Texas High Plains” to the approximately 150 registered participants. The theme of the seminar was “Our Texas Heritage,” and Liles discussed cacti and succulent plants that are native to Texas but not indigenous to the High Plains, where Muleshoe is located. Liles discussed several varieties of cholla (Cylindropuntia), prickly pear (Opuntia), Agave, Yucca, hedgehogs (Echinocereus), and various Echinocactus, including a horse crippler (Echinocactus texensis) gathered from the Cage Ranch in Muleshoe. Other cold-hardy plants were discussed as well as the Texas horned lizard, black-tailed prairie dogs, a bit of information about Muleshoe, and the National Mule Memorial.
The Texas Association of Cactus and Succulent Societies is a state-wide organization composed of seven major cacti and succulent clubs in Texas dedicated to the knowledge, conservation, and appreciation of all cacti and succulent plants with emphasis on the plants native to Texas.