When we camped at PKL last year on Mother's Day weekend (YAY! seriously, I loved it), there were a lot of Texas ditchweeds in full flower. Since this trip was a couple weeks earlier I was hoping to see some different flowers this time. Nature did not disappoint either.
A wild Verbena (Glandularia canadensis)
I've selected a couple pics to share, and a color theme for Tuesday. Lavender! I wish I was better at plant ID, but I haven't a clue what these flowers are. If anyone knows for sure, please feel free to chime in.
I am pretty sure now this is Blue Curl (Phacelia congesta).
PKL is truly photogenic, especially in spring. Come high summer the view is likely to be obscured by smoke, as the scars from the fires of a year or two ago attest.
This little ditchweed was so pretty and delicate.
It's Silver Leaf Nightshade (Solanum elaeagnifolium).
This flower I did not see very often. It was so slender, that it was difficult to get into focus.
I believe it is a Slender Verbena/Texas Vervain (Verbena halei).
I think I will do another post next week on the PKL flora. I have a couple more categories I can do of types, and color groups. At the very least, it should be visually interesting, even if my prose leaves something to be desired. So everyone, I hope you have a good week, and stay safe out there!