Plant ID forum: A short pink wildflower in the Texas hill country

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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Sep 22, 2011 9:27 AM CST

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I bet frostweed knows this one, maybe someone else does, too.

It's a pink flower growing out of rocks in late July outside Kerrville, TX.


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vic
Sep 22, 2011 9:37 AM CST
after you click on link, go to 3rd post by by Linda Richenbach and click on mountain pinks.

It has the same number of petals, etc. Maybe I nailed it????

Great website for your area, btw..

http://www.lone-star.net/wildflowers/sightings.htm
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Sep 22, 2011 9:45 AM CST

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Ahh, very good! That link was close but I'm pretty sure that it is a Centaurium calycosum. Thanks Vic!
Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Sep 22, 2011 10:14 AM CST
It looks a lot like this one also.
Centaurium beyrichii http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=CEBE

C. beyrichii, C. calycosum and C. texense are know to grow in Kerr County.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Sep 22, 2011 11:00 AM CST

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Looking at those photos, C texense does look like a better match. I'll update my DB entry - thanks!
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Sep 22, 2011 1:44 PM CST
Shoot, sorry I missed it, I love those Pinks Smiling
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dave
Sep 22, 2011 1:53 PM CST

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Josephine, do you agree with C. texense?
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frostweed
Sep 22, 2011 2:03 PM CST
Yes, yours looks like the one in this picture; http://wildflower.org/gallery/result.php?id_image=2390 Smiling
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Sep 22, 2011 2:07 PM CST

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Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Sep 22, 2011 2:27 PM CST
It looks like all three to me. That's my problem in making positive IDs. Trying to find the feature that separate similar species vars. and subspecies.
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treepruner77
Sep 18, 2014 12:14 PM CST
I'm a new member, and this is an old thread, but I wanted to chime in. I'm almost certain this is a centaurium beyrichii.
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dave
Sep 18, 2014 12:28 PM CST

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The petals of Centaurium beyrichii seem to be much more elongated than the one I have pictured.
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JRsbugs
Sep 18, 2014 1:14 PM CST
Welcome! treepruner

Centaurium beyrichii:

flowers numerous, densely-packed in the much-branched inflorescence


http://www.bio.utexas.edu/courses/bio406d/images/pics/gen/ce...

The flowers are not densely packed in Dave's plant.

Centaurium texense:

flowers, developing fruits, and sepals--notice the long corolla tubes, the elongate fruit, and the linear sepals


http://www.bio.utexas.edu/courses/bio406d/images/pics/gen/ce...

Centaurium texense looks correct.

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