It’s true. My love of wildflowers really does make me happy. Why??? Because I don’t have to water them, and they come back year after year and bloom, it seems like forever! Granted almost 4 inches of rain the other day probably doesn’t hurt either…
In honor of National Wildflower Week, I have decided to showcase some of the wildflowers currently blooming around the house. I’ll try to list the common and scientific, but some I was unable to come to a conclusion on their identification.
First, I’ll start with this beautiful Two-Leaf Senna (Senna roemeriana).
This is currently my only one blooming, but holy cow isn’t she the belle of the ball?! Also note how the daisy is subtly fighting for some real estate…nice camo.
These grow like weeds in my garden and self seed like crazy. We can mow over them, never supplement their water, and they’ll still bloom like crazy. This is a must-have perennial for your xeric garden that has crappy/no soil.
Some critters hanging out in the shade of a Square bud primrose (Calylophus berlandieri)…growing happily in the ditch for the past three years!
The Indian Paintbrushes (Castilleja indivisa) are still going strong while the Bluebonnets are starting to fade…
Some Blue Gilia (Gilia capitata) makes for a bright and happy little ground cover.
A perennial favorite, Four-Nerve Daisy (Tetraneuris scaposa)
I can’t decide what these are…Four-Nerves or some other kind of flower in the Aster family??
Prickly Pear (Opuntia) about to bloom, so it counts right?
The Bluebonnets are starting to dwindle but the Blackfoot Daisies are just starting to put on their show.
These cute little Mexican Hats (Ratibida columnifera) looked more like ballerinas dancing in time with the wind.
?He? (and I) wish you a very happy Friday and Mother’s Day weekend!
Update: I thought I would add some sites and apps that I found useful in identifying the wildflowers found on the property.