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.

1 comment:

Pam/Digging said...

I've enjoyed your photos of the Wildflower Center here in Austin, especially the one of the dalea and Gulf Coast muhly.

That purple aster is most likely the native-Texas variety, Aster oblongifolius, also known as, self-evidently, fall aster.