Friday, April 6, 2012

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   Today's flower is the "Flameflower" Ipomopsis rubra, also known as "Texas Plume" or "Standing Cypress".  This beautiful flower is found mostly in North-Central Texas, but it is also in Central and East Texas. It loves sandy soil with a little bit of rock.

Picture from University of Texas Plant Resource Guide
Picture from University of Texas Plant Resource Guide


   Oh and you notice that blurry thing in the second picture. That is someone else who really loves this flower....

Picture provided by Wikipedia


6 comments:

DeniseCovey_L_Aussie said...

Hi PJ, these wildflowers are majestic, but not as majestic as that glorious bird, caught in flight. How magnificent.

Denise

Laura Eno said...

Beautiful - both flower and bird. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

So if you're patient you'll get hummingbirds as well as flowers in your shot.

JoyfulJ said...

I love flowers, and hummingbirds!
Flowers are amazing, beautiful!
Thank you for the beautiful Pictures.

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Misha Gericke said...

Beautiful flower. It looks a lot like something that grows here in the Cape, but I don't think it's the same thing. :-)

Jarm Del Boccio said...

Beautiful! Our family is heading down to Texas for a visit the end of May...I hear Spring is your loveliest season. Enjoy the challenge!