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Onagraceae - Evening Primrose family
Pink Evening Primrose (Pinkladies) Oenothera speciosa
Flower about 2" wide and come in white, pink, and rose petal colors. Plant grows to 18" tall mounds and can cover roadside ditches.
Photos taken in Taylor County, Texas, April & August 2004
(Native of Texas - Taylor, Callahan, Jones, Shackelford, Coleman, Brown, Coke)
See similar yellow primrose
Whitest Evening Primrose Oenothera albicaulis
White or pink flower petals have two prominent lobes. Lower leaves long with irregular sharp lobes. Upper leaves highly cut, little more than ribs. Stem hairy. Long pod is hairy.
(Native of Texas - Coleman)
Kunth's Evening Primrose Oenothera kunthiana
White petals (can be deep pink), rounded end, open nearly flat. Small narrow leaves. Reclined plant.
(Native of Texas - Coleman, Coke)
Malvaceae - Mallow family
Wine Cup (Purple Poppymallow) Callirhoe involucrata
Reddish purple flowers (sometimes white or striped) with large white circle or pentagon at the petal base, solitary, about 1"-2 1/2" wide. Compound pistil with red thread-like stigmas. Anthers light yellow or cream. 5 lobed calyx with 3 bracts near the base. Leaves variable, deeply lobed, 5-7 times, variable lobe widths. Upright to reclined stems to 30" long. Stipule (appendage at base of leaf stem) to 5/8" long and about as wide, ovate to ovate lanceolate. Grows in sand.
This beautiful flower is rare in Taylor county. It was my Grandmother's favorite, so finding it growing on our land brings back nice feelings.
Photos taken in Taylor County, Texas, Texas, May 2004, May & June 2005
(Native of Texas - Taylor, etc.)
Annual Winecup (Tall Poppymallow) Callirhoe leiocarpa
Flowers red-purple to light pink with a little white at the petal base, 1 1/2"-2" wide, solitary. Anthers white. Calyx with 5-lobes, no bracts, not hairy (or just a few hairs). Mature fruits 3/16"-1/4" wide. Erect to about 3 feet tall with a slender taproot. Stems not hairy or have a few stiff flat hairs. Swollen root.
(Native of Texas - Jones, Coleman, Brown)
Palmleaf Poppymallow Callirhoe pedata
Flowers reddish purple, sometimes white or pink, solitary or in loose\ clusters. Calyx with 5-lobes, no bracts. Mature fruits 1/4"-5/8" wide. Upright to reclined stems over 36" long. Grows in limestone outcroppings.
(Native of Texas - Taylor, Coleman, Brown)
Texas Poppymallow Callirhoe scabriuscula
Reddish purple flowers with no white at the petal base. Petals fold back. Anthers are dark red and cone shaped. Calyx with 5-lobes (lanceolate, pointed, 3 nerved), 3 bracts (linear) that are separated from the calyx. Upper leaves mostly entire. Lower leaves deeply lobed 3-5 times. Stipule (appendage at base of leaf stem) lance-linear. Stem hairy (8 rayed hairs). Plant erect to about 18" tall. Endangered.
(Native of Texas - Runnels, Coke)
Geraniaceae - Geranium family
Texas Stork's-bill (Storks-bill) Erodium texanum
Flower 3/4" to 1" wide. The magenta color is similar to Wine Cup. Plants are ground hugging or in 12" high mounds. The seedpods have 2" long beaks. The seeds are attached at the base with a long tail up the beak. When mature the seed pops out and the tail corkscrews sending the seed flying. Geranium-like leaves are up to 1" long.
Photos taken in Taylor County, Texas, Texas, July 2004
(Native of Texas - Taylor)
See similar Pin-clover
blue mallow-like yellow mallow
white mallow-like Purslane