Fields of Wildflowers

The fields at the barn, like fields everywhere in Texas right now, burgeon with colors. I tried taking pictures of all the different wildflowers while grazing Eli on Sunday evening. I can identify some, but not all. If you are looking for a deeper dig into wildflowers here, may I suggest the plant lists of The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center? Highway medians and shoulders won’t be mowed in Texas for a while — we cast our love of wildflowers into our codes and rules of this state. I am hoping the barn adopts the same strategy (as has happened in the past).

Now, for pictures!

not sure what these are, but if neon purple is a thing, these are it
I think the white ones might be evening primroses? Or buttercups?
some kind of verbeena?
Equus ferus caballus
my all time fave wildflower, Indian paintbrush
gonna go out on a limb here and say this is a dandelion
I cannot convey to you with this photograph just how neon coral these things are
of the genus Lupinus (the petals under the blue petals are claw- or fang-shaped, hence the Latin)
one last one of my favorite

Does spring where you live bring you an abundance of color like this?

10 thoughts on “Fields of Wildflowers

  1. We have green green green everywhere but not as many wildflowers as Texas. But so pretty pretty out there. Now if it warm up a bit. 🙂

    Eli looks great in the wildflowers but I think I need more Conrad photos in them too thanks 😉

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  2. I’m a fan of the Indian Blankets; I like the different colors on each petal.

    Also I’ve heard Indian Paintbrush being called Prairie Wildfire, which I also like.

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  3. Oh that is so lovely. We are far away from wildflowers. If our weather continues the crocuses will be up. I have a patch of wild lily of the valley. Lady Slippers grow wild in the woods. I suspect the pussy willows may be out too but I haven’t been out to see.

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    1. Ah, you have wildflowers that would not do well here! I do wish I could see lily of the valley in person but it ain’t happening in Texas. I don’t mind that it’s not in the fields, though, since it’s pretty toxic. (not that we don’t have our share of toxic stuff in Texas)

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