Plant ID forum: native Texas plant?

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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Jun 12, 2016 7:03 PM CST
I was walking in the pasture today and came across an area that had a lot of these plants blooming. This seems like a relatively new plant to me and I've been here a long time. Either the wet year has made it more visible or it's something recently finding its way here. Looks a lot like annual garden phlox as it grows in this area. About the same size. I'm not a good close up photographer, so I hope these suffice.
l to r: detail; a plant; growing in native rangeland:
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Name: Jean
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Moonhowl
Jun 12, 2016 7:19 PM CST
Meadow Pink (Texas Star) Sabatia campestris

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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Jun 12, 2016 7:32 PM CST
Yup! That's it. Wonder why it is just now showing up here? Have to read up on it. Thanks.
Donald
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Jun 13, 2016 6:17 AM CST
Donald, this is a good year for Meadow Pink here in the metroplex area as well. It must be the rain.
It is such a lovely and delicate plant, a delight to see out there. Smiling
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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Jun 13, 2016 6:46 AM CST
I've only seen it growing in one area of the pasture, but I also saw some in the neighbors pastures. I take them for granted, but I'm not blind or immune to the native plants so I'm surprised I haven't noticed it before even if there were just a few plants. It's not one I'd have been likely to miss. Over the years, though, there have been additions and changes in the balance of what grows - both in flora and fauna. Something you can observe on a property if you've been closely associated with it since 1950 nodding . Weather patterns surely affect that, too.
Donald
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jun 13, 2016 8:11 AM CST
Donald, your great photos belong in the database! Texas Star (Sabatia campestris)
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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Jun 13, 2016 8:34 AM CST
plantladylin said:Donald, your great photos belong in the database! Texas Star (Sabatia campestris)

Thanks. I don't about 'great' though. I'm lucky the camera functions is all Smiling . I took a lot more photos. I'll look through them when I get more time and add a couple to the db. At least yesterday I got reasonably accurate color as seen on my monitor.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jun 13, 2016 3:08 PM CST
I think all three of those Sabatia photos in your first post are beautiful and definitely database worthy!
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