Monday, March 14, 2016


If you are ever trying to identify flowers like these from a book or online source, be sure to look at the blue, purple, even pink sections.

Photo by Marty Horowitz 2/25/2016

Texas Toadflax (Linaria texana) is in the Plantain family (as are penstemons). 

Photo by Marty Horowitz 2/25/2016

Blue Dicks (Dichelostemma capitatum ssp pauciflorum) are in the Asparagus Family. Yes, really. 
According to the Botanary, dichelostemma = from the Greek dicha, (bifid) and stemma, (garland, crown); referring to the forked appendages on the stamens.

Photo by Marty Horowitz 3/12/2016

This beauty is also in the Plantain family. Water Speedwell (Veronica anagallis-aquatica) likes water (as the name suggests). Look for this around the creek, especially by the bridges.

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