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Pink and Red Wildflower Gallery
Tube Flower - Miscellaneous
Geraniaceae - Geranium family
Pin-clover (Redstem Filaree) Erodium cicutarium
Bright pink flower 1/4"-1/2" wide. Plant overwinters as a flat rosette then adds flowering branches to become more bushy, 4"-6" long. Leaves can be tightly bunched together or loose like a fern. This plant tolerates drought conditions. Leave turn red when distressed.
Photos taken in Taylor County, Texas, April & March 2004, June 2005, December 2006, May 2007
(Introduced, native of the Mediterranean, invasive)
See similar Stork's Bill
Rubiaceae - Madder or Coffee family
Fine-leaf Bluets (Prairie Bluets) Hedyotis nigricans
Each flower about 1/4" wide in varying sized clusters. Plant grows to about 12" tall. The species name refers to the blackening of the leaves as they dry. The texts say the pink color is common and the white is rare, but in Taylor County. white is dominant.
Photos taken in Taylor County, Texas, Texas, May & June 2005
(Native of Texas - Taylor)
Scrophulariaceae - Figwort family
Havard Penstemon Penstemon havardii
Flowers 3/4"-1 1/8" long grow in clusters up the pinkish stem and appear to be coated in glistening sugar. Thick, smooth, slightly rounded leaves are 2"-3" long and grow at base. Plant spike grows 3-6 feet tall.
Photos taken by Mike Carrington in the Davis Mountains of Jeff Davis County, Texas, April 2005
(Native of far west Texas)
See similar Standing Cypress Blue Penstemon White Penstemon
Similar Species in My Area
Hill Country Penstemon (Scarlet Penstemon) Penstemon triflorus
Red flower spike, 2" long. Flowers are in pairs. Lobes are narrow making a star with the top two points joined. Plant to 2 feet tall. Opposite leaves.
(Native of Texas - Taylor, Callahan, Coleman, Brown, Runnels, Nolan, Coke)
Honeysuckle Four-O'clock Purslane