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Gay-Feather, Blazing Star (Liastris glandulosa)

Antelope-Horns (Asclepias asperula)

Missouri-Primrose (Oenothera macrocarpa) - note how old blooms in bottom right photo  fade to red

Missouri Primrose with red seed pods

 

Eryngo ( Eryngium Leavenworthii)

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                                                                                         Great Plain's Ladies Tresses

                                                                                          (Spiranthes magnicamporum)

                                                                                          

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Buffalo Plum (Astragalus crassicarpus)

 

Blue Funnel-Lily (Androstephium coeruleum)

 


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Above:  Blacksamson  (Echinacea angustifolia)

Above right: 

 Prairie Spiderwort (Tradescantia occidentalis)

 



Celestial Iris, Prairie Paintbrush, and Shooting Star are are found in North Central Texas, but not a Spring Creek.  Prairie Paintbrush can be seen at the LBJ National Grasslands, Parkhill Prairie, Ft. Worth Prairie, and other locations outside of the Blackland Prairie, depending on soil type and soil moisture characteristics.

Celestial Iris (Nemastylis geminiflora) courtesy of LBJ National Grasslands
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                                                     Shooting Star (Dodecatheon meadia)

                                                     Right photo courtesy of Norm Sears

                                                     Taken at LBJ National Grasslands

                                                     north of Decatur, Texas


 

 

Left: Prairie Paintbrush, Purple Paintbrush (Castilleja purpurea. var. purpurea) (note bracts are variable in color), Park Hill Prairie

Right: Yellow Paintbrush, Lemon Paintbrush (Castilleja purpurea var. citrina), Parkhill Prairie


    


03/04/2011