This book is the inspiration for today’s post. It is the easiest thing to use because it has the flowers categorized by color…then picture. If it grows wild in Texas, you’ll find it in here. The plant growing behind it is liatris. I planted these from corms (I call them bulbs) that I bought at WalMart. This book says the corms are sometimes used for treating sore throats and rattlesnake bites !
A favorite memory is when my 6 year old daughter met me at the car after I’d been shopping. “I found a wood betony ! I found a wood betony ! ” Visions of bugs and lizards came to mind. I had no idea what she had found. Then she showed me in this book…a yellow plant in the figwort family…and there was one growing right by our front steps ! Clearly, she was a scientific genius…and this book helped me realize it.
I was pretty excited to be blogging while traveling down highway 21 to Austin. The flowers that are blooming beside the roads are beautiful.
First, I wanted to document the flowers blooming in my yard.
All the info about each flower came from the Wildflowers of Texas by Geyata Ajilvsgi.
Then we stopped on the road so I could photograph a few flowers there.
I hope you’ve enjoyed the wildflowers of Texas. Keep your eyes pealed for more that will be blooming later.