June 11, 2008

It's Good to Know Your Local Flowers by Name.

I decided to do the research for myself (there were a couple flower names out of the above images I didn't know, either). I just couldn't wait any longer for the answers. It was bugging me. So I tracked them all down to their Latin names. It had to be done.

Here they are in case you were wondering... along with another copy of the photo (below) for easy reference.... (Impossible to pick favorites!). The highlighted are the ones I have seeds for.


Wildflowers by Row:

1. White Prickly Poppy, Lemon Beebalm, Orange Bulbine, Limestone Gaura - Gaura calcicola (Texas Beeblossom)

2. Texas Thistle, Firewheel, Mums, Bluebonnet

3. Bishop's Weed, Purple Bindweed (Wild Morning Glory), Buttercup, Star Thistle (Basketflower)

4. Mexican Hats, Vitex/Texas Chaste Tree, Tulip Prickly Pear, Dessert Willow

Now I can go to sleep. I learned something new today. Check back in tomorrow... maybe I'll share that corn salad recipe, or the garden photos (I've got lots of sprouts!), or something else random and interesting. You just never can tell about me.

Oh, and just in case you haven't seen the lovely Star Thistle (which I call Lion's Head Thistle) in full bloom as a stunning CUT flower... I'll leave you with this wonderful sight:


God is awesome. That's what that flower says to me.

1 Peter 1:23-25 (NIV) ~

23For you have been born again,
not of perishable seed,
but of imperishable,
through the living and enduring word of God.

"All men are like grass,
and all their glory is like the flowers of the field;
the grass withers and the flowers fall,
25but the word of the Lord stands forever."

And this is the word that was preached to you.

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Jennifer in OR said...

Beautiful!! We're working on knowing the names of our local wildflowers, too.

The Excellent Adventure is.... said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! You wildflowers are so much more prettiful than our dry foxtails. We can hardly wait. (fyi-found out they are best to plant in spring but can go in early summer if well watered until they become established.) We probably can't wait until next spring so we just might start the day they arrive. thanks again!

Toni said...

So many flowers! That thistle looks so pretty too. I've never seen one so thanks for sharing its beauty through your blog.



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