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May 23, 2020 1:34 PM CST
Name: Peggy
Temple, TX (Zone 8b)
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There were a bazillion of these on our 42 acre rural Central TX property while we were Covid quarantining down there mid-March. We have never seen them before down there and the pastures were aglow with them. Texas Wildflower ID had me thinking they were Salt Cedar (Tamarix gallica), but I'm just not sure since the Salt Cedar looks so much larger than my plants. The immature ones start out whitish to pale yellow and they slowly turn a lovely peachy/coral color. The stalks are about 1½-2' tall and the plants look very delicate/fragile. No thorns, unremarkable leaves, little root system. I just love them. Gave an orange glow to the pastures that mimicked Paintbrush, but I walked out and it was these things, not Paintbrush.

Immature yellowish one:
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Mature one uprooted that had turned peach color:
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Mature stalk with couple smaller ones :
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Single stalk:
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Any help ID'ing these striking wildflowers/weeds is greatly appreciated.
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May 25, 2020 12:25 PM CST
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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
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I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Birds Cat Lover
I think what you have is a type of Rumex or Sorrell here is a link Smiling
https://www.wildflower.org/pla...
Wildflowers are the Smiles of Nature.
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May 26, 2020 7:33 PM CST
Name: Peggy
Temple, TX (Zone 8b)
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Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Texas Deer
I think you may be spot on, Josephine. Your hunch gave me a starting point and I see I may have this variety of common dock: https://images.search.yahoo.co.... Thanks so much for steering me in the right direction!
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May 26, 2020 9:27 PM CST
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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
Native Plants and Wildflowers Organic Gardener Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Butterflies Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Birds Cat Lover
You are welcome and thank you for the acorn. Smiling
Wildflowers are the Smiles of Nature.
Gardening with Texas Native Plants and Wildflowers.
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