Sunday, March 4, 2012

Surveying our rural land


Another beautiful day in the Texas Hill Country! So after church and lunch, James and I loaded up and headed to our 11 acres northwest of Blanco.


Fendler's bladderpod (Lesquerella fenleri)

Pending....

Pink vervain (Verbena pumila)

Prairie verbena (Glandularia bipinnatifida)
Yellow wood sorrel (Oxalis stricta)

Whitlow-grass (Draba cuneifolia)...these were so beautiful, small and delicate.
Anemone

Lace cacti (Echinocereus reichenbachii)...thank you, Lancashire Rose!

Pending....James saw this one....

...and this one. Similar but different!



Redbud bloom with mournful thyris (Pseudothyris sepulchralis). Moth ID thanks to Bugguide.net experts.

Redbud flowers!

Beautiful Lindheimer's muhly (Muhlenbergia lindheimeri)


Hill Country rain lily (Cooperia pendunculata)

Agarita (I was happy to find one on our property.)

Seep muhly (Muhlenbergia reverchonii)

Eight-spotted forester (Alypia octomaculata)...an owlet moth. 
ID thanks to Bugguide.net experts.

Four-nerve daisy (Tetraneuris scaposa)

5 comments:

Shirley/Rock-Oak-Deer said...

What fun finds! I have both the Prairie Verbena and the other small purple flower I've been trying to ID also.

There are so many small wildflowers I haven't seen before this year.

I'll check back to see what you come up with.

Sheryl Smith-Rodgers said...

If you figure it out before I do, let me know! Thanks for dropping by!

Kip Kiphart said...

Or Draba platacarpa.

Sheryl Smith-Rodgers said...

Have you seen the species around Boerne, Kip? This was a new one to me. They're pretty little things!

Lancashire rose said...

The cactus next to the anemone is the lace cactus. It flowers with a magenta flower. Very beautiful.

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