Wednesday, April 6, 2016

WILDFLOWER WEDNESDAY

On Wednesdays for the month of April, I will post wildflower photos taken around the farm.  It seems March showers bring April flowers.  At least in these parts of the country!

So enjoy the beauty of the famous Texas Wildflower season!


Here are some Indian Paintbrush...such a pretty flower, a brilliant orange, with hints of red.  They are one of the early bloomers in wildflower season.


These are in ditches on roads all around the farm.  We don't have ditches this deep in front of our property, now we kind of wish we did.  I'm not sure what these are called, I need to find our Wildflowers of Texas book...  


Here is a closeup...so pretty and these come up every year, growing wild with no human intervention, year after year.  Love them!


And finally (for today) this is the "buttercup" as it is called by many, but we believe they are actually called "pink evening primrose"?  

So refreshing and vibrant...

More wildflower photos next Wednesday!


18 comments:

Colleen said...

Absolutely Gorgeous.
Them in the 2nd photo, I have some of which are called Milk and Wine Lilies and from the looks of the picture, they look like they could be dug and divided up. I have some planted in my back yard.
Thanks for sharing the beauty in your neck of the woods

ladyhawthorne said...

The ones in the ditches are what are commonly called swamp lilies, Crinum americanum. They have a huge root bulb, some I have dug up were larger than a football. They will naturalize as long as they get a good amount of water. Maybe you could dig out a low area where it would get the rain water off one of the barns?

Elephant's Child said...

Lovely things. Thank you.

Texas Rose said...

Beautiful pictures! Isn't Texas gorgeous in the springtime!?

Indian paintbrush: http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=CAIN13
Crinum bulbispermum: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crinum_bulbispermum
Evening primrose: http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=OESP2

Great for identifying Texas wildflowers by color: http://www.texaswildflowerpictures.com/wf_index.htm

Anne in the kitchen said...

I know evening primrose is the correct name but we always called them buttercups because of the yellow pollen left on the nose of anyone you could get to smell them. Lovely pictures!

katie g said...

Great pics (you are a really good photographer). I've heard of Texas wildflower season and would love to see it someday. Katie

littlegrebe said...

Just wanted to say how much I look forward to your daily posts. I love your photos and it's really interesting to see your wild flowers and wildlife as I live in the UK and some things are very different! Also like your recipes - pity the technology doesn't exist to send the food over the internet, but with 3D printers who knows what the future may hold!

Alison said...

Indian Paintbrush is my favorite flower! Thanks for sharing. Two freinds and I went out wildflower hunting towards Brenham and saw fields of Paintbrush. There were some Bluebonnets but we were too early. We're going back out later in April to find them.

What is the purple flower behind the flower you focused on in picture number 3? There is also little pinky/purple flower that intrigues me.

Looking forward to seeing what else you find out there.

(No I didn't take pictures, I was driving.) :-(

1st Man said...

Milk and Wine lilies? Really? COOL! Hmm, I wonder if they would come up just anywhere? Thanks for that!!!

1st Man said...

Swamp lilies? I love all these names, ha. I know EXACTLY where they could go, there is a deliberately dug low spot that runs along the driveway to pull water away from the house. It stands quite often in water. Now i just need to get permission to dig some up. They are awfully close to some property lines, not sure if people consider the ditch their property too, ha. Thanks!!

1st Man said...

Lovely they are, thank you for visiting from across the miles to see our little slice of beautiful nature.

1st Man said...

Thank you for this link. I think I had it once but when I rebooted my computer a year or so ago, I lost my favorites. Thanks!!!

1st Man said...

I never knew that about their name. Buttercup. Love it! And you know what? I think I might just pick a few and get "butter" on my nose, ha.

1st Man said...

Aw, thanks, I think it's more the camera than the photographer but I guess you do have to have a good eye for what might look good so maybe I have a bit of that good luck. Thanks again!! And I hope someday you can see the Texas Wildflowers in bloom, they are amazing.

1st Man said...

Oh my gosh, aren't you the sweetest!! I love visiting blogs of friends in other parts of the world (even our own country actually) because it's so neat to see the different flora and fauna and even wildlife.

Thanks for the food comments. We just like to cook (and eat, ha) and oh my, don't 3D printers have such potential? :-)

1st Man said...

I didn't know that was your favorite? For some reason I imagined yellow but the paintbrush are pretty spectacular! Yep bluebonnets a bit behind this year. Fingers crossed!

1st Man said...

OH and I'm not sure what those purple ones are, I will have to check again this weekend for you!!

Colleen said...

They Will 1st Man, as long as they get Plenty of water. I have some planted throughout my yard in the low spots where they receive lots of water, especially when we get hard rains.