Texas Native Plant Pictures by color ( Blue )

Josephine, Arlington, TX(Zone 8a)

Texas Bluebonnet, ( Lupinus texensis ) Legume family, ( Fabaceae )
Annual, native plant endemic to Texas, bloom period, March---May.
The state flower of Texas.
http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/754/index.html

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Josephine, Arlington, TX(Zone 8a)

Texas Bluebonnet, ( Lupinus texensis )

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Josephine, Arlington, TX(Zone 8a)

Texas Bluebonnet, ( Lupinus texensis )

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Burleson, TX(Zone 8a)

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Josephine, Arlington, TX(Zone 8a)

Texas Bluebonnet, A field in Spring.

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

False Dayflower, (Commelinantia anomala - formerly Tinantia anomala), Commelinaceae Family, annual, endemic Texas native, is prevalent in the moist soils of the Edwards Plateau, surrounding counties and Goliad County (I found this one in Northwestern Bexar County), blooms from April to July.
http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/55644/index.html

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Drummond's Skullcap, (Scutellaria drummondii), Lamiaceae Family, annual, Texas native, blooms early spring through mid-summer (depends upon the zone in which it is growing), blooms may be lavender, blue violet or a darker blue as shown below.
http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/62458/index.html

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Mealy Cup Sage, Duelberg Sage, 'Henry Duelberg' Salvia (Salvia farinacea, 'Henry Duelberg'), Lamiaceae Family, NOT A NATIVE PLANT - IS A CULTIVAR OF A NATIVE PLANT WHICH IS POSTED FURTHE ON DOWN THIS THREAD, perennial, deer resistant, blooms vigorously from spring until frost; is taller, has darker blooms and deeper green leaves than other Salvia farinacea.

For more information, see its entry in the PlantFiles:
http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/101057/index.html

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Santa Fe, TX(Zone 9b)

1. Texas Bluebonnet.

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Santa Fe, TX(Zone 9b)

Old fence row Bluebonnets.

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Santa Fe, TX(Zone 9b)

Another.

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Santa Fe, TX(Zone 9b)

Pale Bluets.

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Santa Fe, TX(Zone 9b)

Deep Bluets.

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Santa Fe, TX(Zone 9b)

A patch of Bluets.

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Santa Fe, TX(Zone 9b)

West Texas Mist Flower.

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Santa Fe, TX(Zone 9b)

Another West Texas Mist flower.

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Santa Fe, TX(Zone 9b)

A third West Texas Mist.

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Santa Fe, TX(Zone 9b)

Milkweed.

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Texas Bluebonnet, ( Lupinus texensis ) Legume family, ( Fabaceae )
Annual, native plant endemic to Texas, bloom period, March---May.

Seed pod

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Mealy Cup Sage (Salvia farinacea), Lamiaceae Family, Texas native, perennial, blooms mid-spring to the first freeze
For more information see in the PlantFiles: http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/127/index.html

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

West Texas Mist Flower (Eupatorium greggii), Family Eupatorium, Texas native, blooms late spring to early fall depending upon in which zone it is growing, attracts butterflies, I found it grows best with morning sun and afternoon filtered shade.

For more information see its entry in the PlantFiles: http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/53449/index.html

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

West Texas Mist Flower (Eupatorium greggii)
A view of the bloom clusters just starting to open ... When the blooms are all open, one can not see that each cluster is composed of tiny star-shaped blooms.

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

West Texas Mist Flower (Eupatorium greggii)
A maturing bloom cluster with most of the blooms open ...

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

West Texas Mist Flower (Eupatorium greggii)

Seeds ...

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Josephine, Arlington, TX(Zone 8a)

( Native ) Erect Dayflower, ( Commelina erecta ) Bloom period May-October.
Perennial very abundant, blooms last only a few hours, very pretty wildflower.
See plant files http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/57022/index.html

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Josephine, Arlington, TX(Zone 8a)

( Native ) A beautiful specimen of Drummond's Skullcap, at the wildflower center.
See plant files http://davesgarden.com/pf/showimage/71007/

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Blue Bottle, Starch Hyacinth, Southern Grape Hyacinth (Muscari neglectum), Hyacinthaceae Family, naturalized, perennial, blooms in midspring

For more information, see its entry in the PlantFiles: http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/704/index.html

I planted about 30 of the bulbs this year and they did very well. I am hoping that they spread. The ones in part sun performed the best. Some were planted under a crepe myrtle tree; these performed well also.

Photo courtesy of Tom Clothier: http://tomclothier.hort.net

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Blue Bottle, Starch Hyacinth, Southern Grape Hyacinth (Muscari neglectum)

The seed pods ...

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Blue Bottle, Starch Hyacinth, Southern Grape Hyacinth (Muscari neglectum)

Update: These have naturalized really well and I have lots more plants than I had originally planted. They have lots of blooms now.

Blooms on one of my plants ...

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Blue Bottle, Starch Hyacinth, Southern Grape Hyacinth (Muscari neglectum)

A close look at the tiny blooms and a cute visitor ...

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NE Medina Co., TX(Zone 8a)

These are just gorgeous. Texas Bluebells, Eustoma grandiflora. Or have they changed the botanical name?

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Fort Worth, TX(Zone 8a)

Delphinium larkspur (very blue), and they don't mind a little drought.

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Fort Worth, TX(Zone 8a)

Strange thing, the pic didn't post.. sorry.
Trying Again, (above)

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Santa Fe, TX(Zone 9b)

Great pics. Thanks!

NE Medina Co., TX(Zone 8a)

The same thing happened to me earlier on another forum. Very pretty!

NE Medina Co., TX(Zone 8a)

Shrubby Blue Sage, Mejorana, Salvia ballotaeflora, in the Labiatae family (Mint Family)
Found growing wild from the southern Edwards Plateau to the Rio Grande Plains. It has aromatic leaves and flowers, light blue to pale purple flowers from Spring to Fall. Nothing is sweeter than to encounter lots of these shrubby plants filled with blooms and inhale the fragrance while bees and other insects feast on the nectar!

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Fort Worth, TX(Zone 8a)

Supurb entry Linda,
I can smell it from your description...Nice shot & beautifully done!

San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

(See its entry above.)
Mealy Cup Sage, Duelberg Sage, 'Henry Duelberg' Salvia (Salvia farinacea, 'Henry Duelberg')

I planted this Mealy Cup Sage (Salvia farinacea) 'Henry Duelberg' last summer and it was a bit straggly looking because it never sent up many shoots. The roots were established this winter and the plant is sprouting many stems in the middle of March. So if you plant new 'Henry Duelberg' transplants do not despair that first year if they are not very full. After the roots are established, they obviously become fuller.

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NE Medina Co., TX(Zone 8a)

Blue Gilia, Gilia rigidula var. rigidula
You're most likely to see this one in late afternoon or evening. Out of what looks like a fairly difficult habitat can come great beauty! So lovely. Blooms March to July, according to one book.

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Santa Fe, TX(Zone 9b)

Blue Pimpernel. Anagallis monellii

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