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White Wildflower Gallery
Cones & Spikes Shapes
Polygalaceae - Milkwort family
White Milkwort Polygala alba
Flower cluster about 2" long. Plant about 2 feet tall.
Photos taken in Taylor County, Texas, April 2004
(Native of Texas - Taylor, Callahan, Coleman, Brown, Coke, Nolan, Fisher)
Onagraceae - Evening-Primrose family
False Gaura Stenosiphon linifolius or Oenothera glaucifolia
The official sites disagree on this plant's scientific name, so guide books may also differ.
Flower is about 1/2" wide on terminal spikes that can reach 2 feet long. Spikes branch from the top of the single stem. Plant can reach 9 feet tall. Flower makes good honey.
Photos taken in Taylor County, Texas, July 2005
Photos taken in Coleman County, Texas, September 2005
(Native of Texas - Taylor, Callahan, Coleman)
See similar pink Gaura
Verbenaceae - Vervain family
Texas Frogfruit (Sawtooth Frogfruit, Turkey Tangle Frogfruit) Phyla nodiflora (P. incisa, Lippia nodiflora)
Entire flower ball about 1/4" wide. Groundcover stands about 4" tall. Reclined plant, roots at leaf nodes.
Photos taken in Taylor County, Texas, August 2004
(Native of Texas - Taylor, Coleman, Brown, Runnels, Coke)
Wedgeleaf Phyla cuneifolia
Flower head is wide and flat. Flowers have a pink blush. Leaves are narrow. Reclined plant, does not root at nodes.
(Native of Texas - Taylor)
Lanceleaf Frogfruit Phyla lanceolata (Lippia lanceolata)
Flowers have a pink blush. Flowers much smaller than leaves. Leaves more pointed. Erect plant, does not root at nodes.
Native of Texas - Taylor, Brown)
Phytolaccaceae – Pokeweed family
Rougeplant (Pigeonberry) Rivina humilis
Flowers are white to pink in a spike. Fruit develops at the bottom of spike while flowers bloom at the top. Fruit, translucent red. Leaves 1"-3" wide. Plant grows to about 1 foot tall, shade tolerant, blooms most of the year.
Photos taken in Taylor County, Texas, September 2007
(Native of Texas - Taylor, Coleman, Brown, Coke)
Acacia white Dalea