Thursday, March 4, 2010

Pretty volunteer flowers


Anemones

These pretty flowers–some white, others purplish–are blooming all over our Wildscape right now. I believe they're Carolina anemones, not ten-petal anemones. According to Geyata Ajilvsgi's Wildflowers of Texas, "the easiest way to distinguish the ten-petal anemone from the Carolina anemone, which is also very common, is by the very long–3/4 to 3 inches–fruiting head, which begins expanding even before the petals fall. The fruiting head of the Carolina anemone is much shorter." But I could be wrong. Maybe they are ten-petal anemones...


A tiny little mystery flower...

And another I'm trying to figure out...

1 comment:

mkircus said...

Could your little blue/white flower be baby blue eyes? Here's a link. I think it grows in Zilker Park in the butterfly garden area.

http://www.wildflowerinformation.org/Wildflower.asp?ID=67

Marilyn

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