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Purple and Blue Wildflower Gallery
Linaceae - Flax family
Blue Flax Linum pratense
Flower about 3/8" wide. Plant is sprawling and twig- like. Seedpod about 1/4" wide.
Photos taken in Taylor County, Texas, April 2004
(Native of Texas - Taylor, etc.)
See similar Yellow Flax
Prairie Flax Linum lewisii
Deep Blue - Edge of blue petals are blunt - short clump not sprawling.
(Native of Texas - Brown)
Common Flax Linum usitatissimum
Deep blue flower. Large leaves.
(Introduced, native to Eurasia - in Texas but not in my area)
Gentianaceae - Gentian family
Texas Bluebells (Tulip Gentian, Purple Prairie Gentian) Eustoma exaltatum (Eustoma grandiflorum)
Flower about 2 1/2" tall and united at base to form a bell. Buds start off yellow-green and start getting color just before opening. Plant is 2-3 feet tall. A taproot lets this flower bloom during dry times. This plant is being cultivated to be purple, lavender, blue, white, pink, red, variegated, and some even have double petals.
Photos taken in Taylor County, Texas, June-July 2005
(Native of Texas - Taylor, Callahan, Coleman, Brown, Runnels, Coke)
red mallow-like yellow mallow