Texas plants

Spin Class: Why Tumbleweeds Are On a Roll in West Texas

January 24, 2023 | By Asher Elbein

They roll through the deserts of Texas: woody, ball-shaped plants called tumbleweeds. They’re a visual cliche and joke in Western movies.

Some Like It Hot

June 22, 2010 | By Steven Schwartzman

While Texans usually make a beeline indoors (or to the nearest swimming hole) on sweltering summer days, some of our native wildflowers revel in the heat.

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