Three of us (Jordan Yglesia, Taylor Simmonds, Dr W) headed to TX in early spring on a hunt for *all* species of Triodanis. Our mission? To get leaf tissues, seeds, vouchers, and photos of all currently named species (n= 7). Amazingly, the weather was nearly perfect, and we had excellent herbarium and local naturalist info (from UT Austin & iNaturalist) - so the whole trip was a really big success. We could hardly believe it ourselves! This coming year, the lab will busy processing leaf tissues for DNA work and we can't wait to grow up representatives of each species in a greenhouse and see is we can try some crosses both within and among species.
Our students did an incredible job representing our research at the SEMO Student Research Symposium. The posters looked great, and everyone was super sharp.