False Indigo!

This is the second half of the Thursday’s outing. 
American Lady! I was pleased I could get this close. Most of the butterflies lately have not been so cooperative. 
Square-bud Primrose (Calylophus berlandieri) is the typical one we see in North Texas with the yellow center.

Square-bud Primrose (Calylophus berlandieri ssp pinifolius) is the special one with the black center. Shirley knew of only this one location which this photo is from in Montague County. 
Leaf Beetle (Chrysomelidae) on Old Plainsman  (Hymenoppappus scabiosaeus var corymbosus).
A nice nest of Plains Nipple Cactus (Escobaria missouriensis)!

White Skullcap! It is always fun to find white flowers when they are usually colorful.

Purple Coneflower (Echinacea atrorubens) was a delight to see blooming at Beckers Prairie. They are just getting started.

Shooting Stars are finishing up and going to seed. Funny how the flowers point down, but the seed heads point up.
False Indigo (Amorpha fruticosa) was missed by us in the front car. Bill and Jeff (in the second car) had spotted it. I was telling a story about Shirley and none us in the first car were paying attention much. LOL.

Close up! And this was Alan’s 2500 INat observation! Congrats to Alan on all those observations.
It was a great day in the field with botany friends!  Thank you all!

Keep looking!



  1. Looks like a great day! Interesting about shooting stars- violets also face down but the seeds seem to point up. 😀

  2. Claire, I had not noticed that on the violets either. Interesting. Come to think of it, I think Trout Lilies do the same.

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