Plains Blackfoot - Melampodium leucanthum (Aster Family - Asteraceae)
White Pricklypoppy - Argemone albiflora (Poppy Family - Papaveraceae)
The white-colored sap from this plant is poisonous, so livestock will leave this plant standing and eat everything around it. Lyreleaf Parthenium - Parthenium confertum (Aster Family - Asteraceae)
Crow Poison, Yellow False Garlic - Nothoscordum bivalve (Lily Family - Liliaceae)
This flower grows from a bulb. Free wallpaper for personal use
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Texas Bullnettle - Cnidoscolus texanus (Spurge Family - Euphorbiaceae)
Some people are allergic to the milky sap from the stems
and to the stinging of the hairs.
(take pictures and don't touch)
Salt Pennywort - Hydrocotyle bonariensis (Parsley Family - Umbelliferae)
This plant has interesting leaves and grew at the edge
of my campsite at Galveston State Park.
The fruit is edible and is used to make jelly
and a cough medicine in Mexico.
Guajillo or Thornless Catclaw - Acacia berlandieri (Pea Family - Fabaceae)
with a butterfly - Hackberry Emperor - Asterocampa celtis
Too much of the leaves and fruit is toxic to livestock and causes
"guajillo wobbles" in the legs of sheep and goats.
Torrey Yucca - Yucca torreyi (Century-Plant Family - Agavaceae)
This has to be one of the most interesting plants in the south,
because I take pictures of it everytime I see it.
The references I used for this post are:
Texas Wildflowers by Campbell and Lynn Loughmiller
Peterson Field Guides: Southwestern and Texas Wildflowers
Kaufman Focus Guides: Butterflies of North America by Brock and Kaufman
Butterflies through Binoculars: The East by Jeffrey Glassberg
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Native Plants of South Texas
Stay tuned for doses of pinks and purples soon.