Wednesday, February 25, 2015

That's right, you're not from Texas...

All photos by Ned Harris 2/16/2015

These delicate beauties have the unfortunate common name Texas Toadflax (Linaria texana). They are now in the Plantain family, like Snapdragon Vine (aka Roving Sailor) (Maurandya antirrhiniflora) and Parry Penstemon (Penstemon parryi).

Another in the purple color range is Desert Lupine (Lupinus sparsiflorus). This same species sometimes blooms white. Still waiting to see the other lupine in bloom, namely Elegant Lupine (Lupinus concinnus). Both are in the Pea family.

And another beauty with a rather unfortunate common name: Blue Dicks (Dichelostemma capitatum ssp. pauciflorum). In the Asparagus family with the agaves and Bear Grass.

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