South Texas Geologic Mysteries & Wino Bean Spray


The Goliad Formation is a geologic formation that's responsible for the deposition of huge beds of gravels that have been beautifully polished and rounded by an ancient, high-velocity river. What's interesting is that these rocks have been sourced from dozens of different mountain ranges throughout Northern Mexico and West Texas - there are limestones, granites, basalts, and plenty of cherts (which were once used as tools and weapons by native people of the area). In this episode of CPBBD, we explore this bizarre geology and check out some of the plants growing on it, like Mortonia gregii, Echinocereus poselgeri, Sanvitalia ocymoides, and Homalocephala texensis ("Horse Crippler Cactus"). Your contributions support this content. It sounds clich├ęd, but it's true. Whether it's travel expenses, vehicle repair, or medical costs for urushiol poisoning (or rockfalls, beestings, hand slices, toxic sap, etc), your financial support allows this content to continue so the beauty of Earth's flora can be made accessible to the rest of us in the degenerate public. At a time when so much is disappearing beneath the human footprint, CPBBD is willing to do whatever it takes to document these plant species and the ecological communities they are a part of before they're gone for good. Plants make people feel good. Plants quell homicidal (and suicidal!) thoughts. To support Crime Pays But Botany Doesn't, consider donating a few bucks to the venmo account "societyishell" or the PayPal account email Or consider becoming a patreon supporter @ : Buy some CPBBD merch (shirts, hats, hoodies n' what the shit) available for sale at : To purchase stickers, venmo 15 bucks to "societyishell" and leave your address in the comments. Plants ID questions or reading list suggestions can be sent to Thanks, GFY.