Thursday, April 14, 2011

What's Blooming Now

Mid-spring is a great time to be walking the Reach, which is full of blooming perennials. Almost every day, there is something new to see. Here are a few of the things you can see blooming right now:

Blue-eye Grass

Indian paintbrush (red) and pink evening primrose (pink)
Indian blanket
Rain lilly
Greenthread (Thelesperma filifolium)
Texas lantana (red and yellow) blooms among the sensitive briar (purple)
Sensitive briar
Engelmann's or cutleaf daisy

Leaves of the cutleaf daisy
Pink variety of rain lilly
Pink evening primrose
Bordered patch butterfly (Chlosyne lacinia) on the zexmenia (Wedelia texana) in the butterfly garden. This butterfly's larvae host on ragweed (of which we have plenty) and sunflowers (of which we just planted).


John said...

It is exciting to see how the reach is "blooming" into a beautiful bit of wild right here in the middle of our old hood.

humblelabor said...

Thanks for this wonderful update and photos. It's so timely for me. I was regretting missing the bluebonnets this year and the chance to take pictures with our son. These photos reminded me of all the many other Texas wildflowers I love so much and the fact that there is a wonderful spot here in our own neighborhood to commemorate our son's first spring with the traditional Texas wildflower photo. Can't wait to see the Reach in person this weekend.

Paul Hagey said...

Nice, but how about some non-closeups?