Texas Gardening forum: help verifying this wildflower

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Name: Christine
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Jun 20, 2010 4:44 PM CST
I have this listed as Prairie Bishop, Bifora Americana. It blooms in May, June, July.... the flower heads are very delicate and the foliage is also delicate, dill-like and has a slight carrot scent, I think. Some of the flower heads are flat but some are more rounded.



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Name: Christine
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Jun 20, 2010 4:51 PM CST
close up view of flower

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Name: Christine
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Jun 20, 2010 5:22 PM CST
even closer

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Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Jun 20, 2010 5:42 PM CST
Your plant looks like it has smaller and more numerous flowers than the pictures I can find online. The leaves also look different than in the thumbnail at the following link.
Try this link you can click on the thumbnail for large picture.
http://www.noble.org/webapps/plantimagegallery/Plant.aspx?Pl...

wildflowersoftexas.com
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Name: Christine
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Jun 20, 2010 5:53 PM CST
I think that is why I never have confirmed the name of this wildflower. it grows in our open pasture in full sun.

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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Jun 2, 2016 6:59 AM CST
I think it could be Atrema amrericanum, aka Bifora americana. Smiling
I posted some recently on the database, but the ones I saw on the prairie were smaller because they were growing on chaliche soil.
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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Jun 2, 2016 8:57 AM CST

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Could it be Daucus carota (wild carrot), or Queen Anne's Lace? We had it growing all over our front garden when we first moved here.
Name: Christine
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Jun 2, 2016 9:03 AM CST
Frostweed, thanks for digging up this old post. I have this plant listed under here, what do you think?

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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Jun 2, 2016 10:26 AM CST
I think you have it right Christine, I don't know what I was thinking, I should have read the entire thread. Smiling
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