Tag Archives: Wildflowers

Dwarf Fireweed – Chamerion latifolium

The November calendar from our travels. click on the photo for a closer look at this gorgeous flower with its outstanding green foliage with slight blue tint. Also, it does not have a describable color, just a description: Magnificent. Dwarf … Continue reading

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Fireweed – Chamerion angustifolium

Fireweed Chamerion angustifolium (L.) Holub ssp. angustifolium One of the really beautiful sights that we saw while driving from Fairbanks to Deadhorse and Prudhoe Bay on the Arctic Ocean was Fireweed. One of the reasons that they are ‘first colonizers’ … Continue reading

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Ft. Worth Prairie, Part_2

There has been and probably always will be confusion over the names of ‘Snow on the Mountain’ vs. ‘Snow on the Prairie’. I hope this will help clear up some of the confusion about what plants were seen on the … Continue reading

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Ft. Worth Prairie, Part_1

Yesterday (Oct. 10, 2009), our Cross Timbers Master Naturalist Class went on a ‘Prairie Field Trip’. The prairie was located on the 2200 acre Bear Creek Ranch in southeast Parker county, Texas. Location – 32° 37.5′ N,  97° 37.5′ W. … Continue reading

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Sesbane or Hemp Sesbania

Synonyms: Sesbania herbacea (Mill.) McVaugh – Sesbane Sesbania exaltata (Raf.) Rydb. ex A.W. Hill – Hemp Sesbania Sesbania macrocarpa Muhl. ex Raf. Photos, range map, and a line drawing are below. Click on the photos for closer looks “Sesbane” is … Continue reading

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Pink Evening Primrose

In keeping with the current theme of showing some of the variety of the Evening Primrose family, I am presenting some photos, a little information and the range of the Pink Evening Primrose. Spring is really here in North Texas … Continue reading

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False Gaura

Stenosiphon lilifolius One of my favorite flowers in late summer-early fall. It has beautiful white flowers standing above the dry grasses and short forbs. It is surprisingly different from others in the Evening Primrose family. It is, of course, part … Continue reading

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