Monday, October 15, 2007
Trip to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin
Here is a stand of purple coneflower. It appears to be Echinacea purpurea rather than E. angustifolia, which would be the variety native to this part of Texas.
This looks like spread-leaf aster (Aster patens).
This is one of my favorite Central Texas flowers, eryngo (Eryngium leavenworthii).
I'm not sure which critter is on this Maximilian sunflower (Helianths maximiliani), but my wife mentioned longnose in passing.