Thamnosma texana

Common Name: Dutchman's-Breeches

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habit in Spring--Thamnosma texana is a low-growing herbaceous perennial flowers--these are small flowers!
another flower, up close--is this flower pedicellate or sessile? stem, showing leaves and flowers--what leaf shape is present here?  The leaves of Thamnosma texana, like the leaves of most members of the Rutaceae, are aromatic when crushed.
developing fruits--the characteristic forked shape of these fruits gives Thamnosma texana its common name, "Dutchman's breeches"