Jo gave me mullein for pix 3 & 4
These I don't know too- tho number 2 looks like a tumbleweed, and 3 & 4 are a bush
5 is one of 2 types of white flowers, the sun was fierce and I do not have filters on my little digital- so the exposures were a bit too long for that much sun. Thanx guys
well, guess no one knows, tho I have found some time to research the last little bright yellow bush is Chrysomnathus pulchellus - or rabbit brush. The salvia I have no clue which var it might be of wild salvia. The rest I am still looking for.
Verbascum thapsus has naturalized over all North America. It is native to Eurasia and North Africa. I suspect that it is showier in Texas as the climate is more to its liking even though it grows in Alaska too.
Kittriana, I obviously mis-read your post. I am surprised to learn that you have caliche in the Houston area since caliche is generally produced in arid areas. Perhaps I'm assuming that because Houston is humid that it gets ample rain.
Ahhh, not your fault- I have a mailbox in n Houston. Drive an 18 wheeler and that covers 48 states at the whim of my dispatchers. All of these wildflowers were in pretty close to 2 different areas in Texas- the I 10 eastbound corridor tween Van Horn, Texas and and just west of San Antonio, Texas. The salvia came from close to Segovia, Tx, but I had seen a few patches for several miles. I apologize for not being more explicit- I had just come from posting on the Texas forum and was tired.
For the blue flower, Salvia, I am not fighting with azurea but you might look at farinacea also. It self sowed for me and I wonder if it is sometimes out in the wild.
Dittoing the Verbascum ID and the leaves are just what you expect under stressful conditions.