Bahai grass seeds out quickly.
The best color I found was grass, not flowers.
I headed uphill to the area where interesting wildflowers are usually found.
Sundrops and Penstemon of a few weeks ago are out of bloom.
Centrosenum virginianum, Spurred Butterfly Pea
Elephantopus elatus Elephant's Foot will bloom in late summer.
I'm seeing more of this large-leaved plant than I used to.
White dots in the bluestem grass are closed buds of
Wild Sweet Potato Vine Ipomoea pandurata.I should have been here early morning to get the open blooms.
Beautyberry Grove under Live Oaks
Beautyberry Callicarpa americana
Dogfennels line the path going downhill toward the Mayhaw pond.
Dogfennel has no value as forage for wildlife and livestock.
On around to the natural Butterfly area,
Lantana is blooming in two colors.
Passionflower is blooming with Lantana.
I have not seen Gulf Frits this spring. We're ready for larvae.
If a Zebra longwing should wander by, there is plenty for all.
Notice the little fruit already forming We call them Maypops.
Beautyberry too in the Butterfly Area.
...and a reward for the photographer. Delicious blackberries.
Thank you for touring the meadow with me.