Texas Virgin’s Bower

Texas Virgin’s Bower in full flowering glory along the east side of Kirby. My favorite common name for this plant is Old Man’s Beard. This species has separate male and female plants and it's the female plants only that have the “beard.” Closeup of a male flower is shown. A male flower is really just a bundle of stamens, which are the pollen-producing parts of flowers. The common name “Old Man’s Beard” comes from the showy flowers found on the female plants. #DoctorBot #LakeKirby



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