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Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
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pod
May 14, 2018 4:36 PM CST
It is always delightful to see the wildflowers each spring. Most are along the driveway so I guess the birds probably planted the seed while perched on the power lines.

I remembered the camera so thought I would share a few.
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Ruellia

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Sensitive brier

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Purple Coneflower ~ Echinacea
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White Milkweed

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Indian Pink ~ Spigelia marilandica

There have been some I missed and I know there will be more before the year is out.

Every year when I notice them, I feel like they are old friends.
I am excited to see them each time! Hurray!
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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
May 15, 2018 2:38 PM CST

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Yes, Wildflowers are very special. We have all that you showed except the white milkweed here in Arlington. Smiling
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Name: Kristi
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pod
May 15, 2018 2:46 PM CST
I rarely see the white milkweed and have yet to see it reseed although it obviously does. You had once asked me for its' seed and I haven't forgotten but also haven't been able to harvest any. Sorry.
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Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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May 15, 2018 3:22 PM CST

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Lovely wildflowers, Pod! I've been admiring the Spigelia marilandica for years but still haven't found any growing here. Been watching for it in shady areas. Seeing it in bloom now makes me want to go take a walk... Smiling

Here's a few things blooming here right now.

Pale lobelia
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Lanceleaf coreopsis
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My nose lead me to this phlox. Lovey dubby
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Echinacea angustifolia. I grew this one from seed; it's supposed to be the most potent one for medicinal use.
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Sampson's snakeroot
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May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Kristi
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pod
May 15, 2018 4:24 PM CST
Oh wow! Thanks for sharing. I love the lobelia. It grows here as well and I like to add it to cut bouquets.

I have guarded my phlox patches from mowing but this year, I have very few blooms. It makes me sad because I do love their fragrance.

Coreopsis is a volunteer here and just beginning to open but I have never seen the Sampsons' Snake Root. What an interesting plant.

The Spigelia grows in the woods on the edge of the pond. It receives morning sun. Wild Flowers of the Big Thicket says it is uncommon in east Texas and found more commonly toward Louisiana. That is a small patch that I have watched for 10 + years now. Not sure if I could harvest seed on them but I'll look if you are interested.
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Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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May 15, 2018 5:36 PM CST

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I didn't see much phlox either! My dh does the mowing so no telling if he mowed any down even though he knows better!!! Hilarious! Glare

Thank you, Pod, that would be nice if you just keep an eye out for seeds. I've read conversations over the years about gardeners trying to help the plant pollinate and/or find seeds so I know seed is not always found. I do know that Sampson's Snakeroot will put out seeds and I'll definitely check when to look for them. I like to collect the seeds for others and will save some for you. Green Grin!
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Name: Kristi
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pod
May 15, 2018 8:36 PM CST
Thank you, I would like to see if that would take hold in this area. What are the growing conditions for your Snakeroot plants?

And yes, I will keep an eye on the Spigelia seeds.
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Name: Christine
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May 16, 2018 6:26 AM CST

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Thank you, Pod. Smiling The Sampson's Snakeroot (Orbexilum pedunculatum) also likes the forest edge. The patch pictured is on the southeast edge of the forest. I've also found it in other areas but not as large a patch but that might be due to mowing or some other reason.



May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Kristi
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pod
May 16, 2018 8:16 PM CST
Hmm... living in the woods, I'll bet I could find a similar location. Thanks!
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Name: Kristi
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pod
May 22, 2018 7:59 PM CST
And a few more have been opening...
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The elderberries smell wonderful.
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Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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May 23, 2018 6:53 AM CST

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Very nice, Pod! Love, love, love the smell of elderberries in bloom! Lovey dubby

May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Kristi
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pod
May 23, 2018 10:28 AM CST
I do also. Lovey dubby I would bring in a cut bouquet but then I wouldn't get the berries.
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Name: Amy
Capon Bridge, WV (Zone 6b)
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starbookworm
Jul 16, 2018 10:18 AM CST
My daisies just keep coming in waves. When I think the deer have eaten off all the blooms, here sprouts another one. Hilarious!
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Name: Kristi
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pod
Jul 16, 2018 10:20 AM CST
Perhaps the deer pruning them back is just what they needed.
Very pretty... Lovey dubby
Be content moving inch by inch because, by days end, the inches, will add up to feet and yards.

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Name: Amy
Capon Bridge, WV (Zone 6b)
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starbookworm
Jul 16, 2018 10:21 AM CST
I find they keep my garden very lush and my workload light. Sticking tongue out
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Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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Jul 16, 2018 10:42 AM CST

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Daisies are such happy flowers! I'll have to see about growing some here... Smiling
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Kristi
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pod
Aug 12, 2018 12:09 PM CST
More driveway photos but not the best clarity...
Texas Ironweed

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American Beauty Berry


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And the treasure that doesn't bloom every year but I am delighted to see it.
Carolina lily
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Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Be content moving inch by inch because, by days end, the inches, will add up to feet and yards.

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Name: Will Currie
Hoke co NC (Zone 8a)
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UncleWill
Aug 24, 2018 5:54 PM CST
Some wild ones from work.
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Butterfly pea.

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Sumac

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Day flower


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Red morning glory

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"May pop" is the local name for Passion flowers.
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Aug 24, 2018 9:35 PM CST

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Beautiful!! we have all of those here in Texas except the Red morning glory. Smiling
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Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
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pod
Aug 25, 2018 6:18 AM CST
@UncleWill ~ beautiful! You said "Some wild ones from work. " I would love to work where you do... Thumbs up
Be content moving inch by inch because, by days end, the inches, will add up to feet and yards.

Fulfilling ambitious objectives is usually done one step at a time.

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