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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Aug 25, 2013 6:50 AM CST

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I have been gardening with Wildflowers and Texas native plants for 18 years and it has been a wonderful experience.
Learning about the less known plants and about wildlife has opened my eyes to a whole new way of appreciating nature.

Tell us about your experience and your adventures in the world of Nature.

Winecup, Callirhoe involucrata
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jmorth
Aug 26, 2013 7:47 AM CST
Quite a few:

Blues - Spiderwort, American Bellflower, wild Blue Phlox, Downy Skullcap, Great Blue Lobelia, Camassias
Purples - New England Asters, Violets, Purple Coneflower (2 wilds), Dame's Rocket (pinkish purple), Turtlehead (pinkish)
Greens - Solomon's Seal, Snow on the Mountain, Ferns, Jack-in-the Pulpit, Rattlesnake Master
Yellows - Goldenrod, Maximilian's Sunflower, Black Eyed Susan
Reds - Ipomopsis, Leopard Lily, Blackberry Lily (orange), Campsis (orange)
Whites - wild Allium, Claytonia, Heath Aster

Trees - Paw Paw (brown flowers)

Time permitting, I'll dig up some photos.
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CarolineScott
Aug 26, 2013 9:04 AM CST
I have just come across Callirhoe.
I ordered seeds for some called "bushii".
What is the difference between the different varieties?
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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Aug 26, 2013 11:45 AM CST

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Wow Jay!! It looks like you are as addicted to wildflowers as I am, such a wonderful addiction I must say!!

I have many of the wildflowers you have, since they are native to a very large area of north America, and that is a very lucky thing.

Here is hoping you will show us some pictures of your favorites, if you can possibly decide which ones they are?

Surely you love them all and have trouble choosing, just as i do.

Let us have fun sharing.
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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Aug 26, 2013 12:02 PM CST

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Hello Caroline, I am not familiar with Callirhoe bushii but I looked around and found this info
http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/gardens-gardening/you...

It seems the main difference is that the plant is more erect than Callirhoe involucrata and C, digitata these two are really trailing plants.

I hope it does well for you they are really beautiful.
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Aug 26, 2013 1:36 PM CST
I don't know if you can call what I have as a garden. More like a random collection of plants. But what I have acquired over the last couple of years has been almost exclusively native wildflowers.

Acacia farnesiana
Acmella repens
Amsonia tabernaemontana
Borrichia frutescens
Cephalanthus occidentalis
Chamaecrista fasciculata
Conoclinium coelestinum
Cornus drummondii
Crinum americanum
Desmanthus illinoensis
Elephantopus carolinianus
Erythrina herbacea
Hibiscus moscheutos ssp. moscheutos
Hibiscus moscheutos ssp. lasiocarpos
Hibiscus coccineus
Hibiscus laevis
Hydrolea ovata
Hymenocallis liriosme
Hypericum hypericoides ssp. hypericoides
Indigofera suffruticosa
Kosteletzkya pentacarpos
Lantana urticoides
Mimosa strigillosa
Opuntia engelmannii,
Opuntia humifusa
Opuntia fragilis
Passiflora incarnata
Polygonum hydropiperoides
Pontederia cordata
Ratibida columnifera
Rudbeckia hirta
Sagittaria lancifolia
Sagittaria latifolia
Sagittaria platyphylla
Silphium radula
Yucca louisianensis
Probably a few others I'm can't think of at the moment.


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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Aug 26, 2013 1:47 PM CST

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Oh My Goodness Jay!! it surely looks like you are addicted as well!!
Gardening with native plants and wildflowers is such a great hobby, there is always a special one that we don't have and the search goes on.

That is a very impressive list of Texas natives and I know that you really love them all, just as I do.


Which is your favorite of the ones you listed? If you can possibly pick a favorite? Smiling
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Aug 26, 2013 2:26 PM CST

I don't think I can name one favorite. I love all the Malvaceae, Turk's Cap, Salt Marsh-mallow, and Hibiscus. I'm actually trying to collect all the Texas Native Hibiscus.

I have to add to my list of plants

Chasmanthium latifolium
Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii
Unidentified Spiderworts
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jmorth
Aug 26, 2013 3:27 PM CST
My favorite of all the wilds i grow Is New England Aster, a butterfly magnet. Pics to come...
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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Aug 26, 2013 7:28 PM CST

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Jmorth, I love the Asters as well, they are all so beautiful and put on such a show in the Fall.

I wish New England Aster was a Texas native, I would beg you for some in a heart beat.

But we do have a lovely aster here also, which is native to Illinois as well Purple Fall Aster.

http://wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=SYOB

This guy is a show stopper for about three weeks in the Fall. Smiling
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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Aug 26, 2013 7:41 PM CST

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Horntoad, you say you love Hibiscus and are trying to enlarge your collection.

I didn't see you list Heartleaf Hibiscus; http://wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=HIMA6
This one is not winter hardy in North Central Texas, but it should be hardy for your area.

You didn't list, Neches River Rosemallow, this one should work well for you
http://www.wildearthguardians.org/site/PageServer?pagename=s...

I can send you seeds of both if you like. Smiling
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horntoad
Aug 26, 2013 8:15 PM CST
Thank you! I would love to get some of those.
The ones I don't have are:
Hibiscus grandiflorus
Hibiscus aculeatus
Hibiscus dasycalyx
Hibiscus martianus
Hibiscus striatus
Hibiscus coulteri
Hibiscus denudatus
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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
Native Plants and Wildflowers Organic Gardener Butterflies Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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frostweed
Aug 26, 2013 9:16 PM CST

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I will gather some seeds and send them this Fall, I can't help you with the others, but will keep my eyes open Smiling
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jmorth
Aug 27, 2013 1:44 AM CST
Amrican Bellflower Thumb of 2013-08-27/jmorth/3d1b89 Thumb of 2013-08-27/jmorth/8a146f

Violets Thumb of 2013-08-27/jmorth/ea1cb1

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Spiderwort Thumb of 2013-08-27/jmorth/3ca3a0 Thumb of 2013-08-27/jmorth/c68e0c

Thumb of 2013-08-27/jmorth/cf0b95 Dame's Rocket Thumb of 2013-08-27/jmorth/476d99

Thumb of 2013-08-27/jmorth/804187 Thumb of 2013-08-27/jmorth/b6e605 Blue Lobelia

Downy Skullcap Thumb of 2013-08-27/jmorth/6e8fb8 Thumb of 2013-08-27/jmorth/77bcf0

Turtlehead Thumb of 2013-08-27/jmorth/59617f

1st installment, I call the above entry of blues and purples; to be followed by 2nd installment. I'll try to load some more wilds grown in garden in the next day or so...

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jmorth
Aug 27, 2013 10:04 AM CST
All time favorite wild: N Eng Aster
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Draws tons of Butterflies in September yearly

Purple Coneflower
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Aug 27, 2013 11:38 AM CST
Love those asters. They are some of my faves.

I grow what's pictured on my other thread and here's a few more:

Wild asters
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Opuntia humifusa
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central Illinois
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jmorth
Aug 27, 2013 12:09 PM CST
Maximilian Sunflower -
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Leopard Lily (Pardalium) -


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Ipomopsis - Thumb of 2013-08-27/jmorth/631e1d

Camassia -

Ferns - Thumb of 2013-08-27/jmorth/05f8e7

Rattlesnake Master - Thumb of 2013-08-27/jmorth/a102f0

Solomon's Seal - Thumb of 2013-08-27/jmorth/41f682

wild Allium - Thumb of 2013-08-27/jmorth/1171c6

Jack in the Pulpit -


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Claytonia -

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White Heath Aster - Thumb of 2013-08-27/jmorth/c51c55

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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
Native Plants and Wildflowers Organic Gardener Butterflies Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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frostweed
Aug 27, 2013 12:16 PM CST

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JMorth, you are amazing, I have to run right now, but I want to be able to respond to your posts and appreciate your plants.

I will be back later Smiling
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horntoad
Aug 27, 2013 12:35 PM CST
@SongofJoy are you sure the is Opuntia humusifa? It doesn't look right to me. Here is some I photographed earlier this year.

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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Aug 27, 2013 4:08 PM CST
It came from a friend in Virginia who ID'd it as O. humifusa. Maybe not but it looks like it when it blooms. I have read that the spines are sometimes lacking on O. humifusa var. humifusa.
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