Texas Wildflower – April, 2017


Red Poppies – April 9, 2017

This photo is of a red poppy field at the Wildseed Farms near Fredericksburg – Img 62954 Fredericksburg

 

 

 

Texas Bluebonnets, Apr 10, 2017

Found this nice patch of Texas Bluebonnets (Lupinus texensis) on highway 16 north of Fredericksburg, TX – Img 62974 Hwy16

 

 

 

Willow City Loop, Apr 10, 2017

On the Willow City loop north of Fredericksburg there is this ranch that has boots on all the fence post. The flowers along the fence are Texas Bluebonnets but we found many more small patches of wildflowers in the area – Img 63033 Willowcity 3

 

 

 

Missouri Primrose, Apr 10, 2017

Missouri Primrose (Oenithera missouriensis) Img 63100 Moprimrose

 

 

 

Engleman Daisy, Apr 10, 2017

We saw large patches of Englemann Daisies (Engelmannia pinnatifida) along the roads north of Fredericksburg – Img 63105 Englemandasiy

 

 

 

Wine-Cup, Apr 10, 2017

Found more Wine-cups (Callirhoe involucrata) than we have in other years. The combination of the wine-cups and bluebonnets is pleasing to the eye – Img 63180 Winecup

 

 

 

Prickly Pear Cactus, Apr 10, 2017

The bees were working the Prickly Pear cactus bloom (Opuntia engelmannii var. lindheimeri) – Img 63206 Pricklypear

 

 

 

Blue Curl, Apr 10, 2017

Not sure what the small green insect is on the Blue Curls (Phacelia congesta) – Img 63272 Bluecurl

 

 

 

Texas Bindweed, Apr 2017

Saw this small flower while hiking at Enchanted Rock. Identified it as the Texas Bindweed (Convolvulus equitans) – Img 63316 Txbindweed

 

 

 

Paintbrushes, Apr 11, 2017

Texas (or Indian) Paintbrushes (Castilleja indivisa) along the Willow City loop with the morning fog – Img 63318 Willowcity

 

 

 

White Prickly Poppy, Apr 11, 2017

We were expecting the massive fields of White Prickly Poppy (Argemone albiflora) on the Willow City loop like the last time we visited but there were only small scatterings. – Img 63364 Whitepricklypoppy Willowcity

 

 

 

Bluebonnets on Willow City Loop, Apr 11, 2017

Several nice patches of Texas Bluebonnets (Lupinus texensis) along the Willow City loop – Img 63375 Willowcity

 

 

 

Indian Blankets on  Hwy 16, Apr 11, 2017

There were large patches of Indian Blankets (Gaillardia pulchella) along the highways north of Fredericksburg – Many more of these flowers than bluebonnets or paintbrushes. These are also called ”Fire Wheel” – Img 63413 Indianblanket Hwy16

 

 

 

Texas Thistle, Apr 11, 2017

Found these Texas Thistles (Cirsium texanum) along the road as we headed for the winery for lunch. You can see yellow Englemann Daisies in the background – Img 63418 Txthistle

 

 

 

Thelesperma Green-thread, Apr 12, 2017

Lots of Thelesperma (Thelesperma filifolium) – also called ”Green-thread” along the roads. Sometimes people call these ”black-eyed Susans” but that is a different flower. – Img 63447 Thelesperma Greenthread

 

 

 

False Dayflower, Apr 12, 2017

We hiked in Colorado Bend State Park for the first time and near our lunch spot looking out over the river, we found a new flower: False Dayflower (Tinantia anomala) – Img 63481 Falsedayflower

 

 

 

Lace Cactus Bloom, Apr 12, 2017

The trails in Colorado Bend St Park had lots of Lace Cactus (Echinocereus reichenbachii) blooming. This is a small barrel cactus and the bloom shoots out the side but almost completely covers up the cactus. – Img 63498 Lacecactus A

 

 

 

Gorman Falls, Apr 12, 2017

One of the main features of Colorado Bend St Park is Gorman Falls. This is a spring fed creek that casacades about 65 feet over the cliff towards the Colorado river. – Img 63586 Gormanfalls

 

 

Texas Wildflowers, Mar 22, 2017

We found this large field of yellow Butterweed (Senecio glabellus) with a small patch of the pink Showy Primrose (Oenothera speciosa) along Hwy 290 near Chappell Hill TX while looking at Texas wildflowers. Also found Clasping-Leaved Coneflowers, Indian Paint Brushes, Engelmann Daisy, Indian Blankets, Pointed Phlox, Blue Eyed Grass, Baby Blue Eyes, White Prickly Poppy, and of course, Texas Blue Bonnets.

 

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2 comments

  1. very nice image, Randy (“Texas Wildflowers, Mar 22, 2017” photo)

  2. nice image, Randy.

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