Texas Native Plant Pictures by color ( Pink )

Josephine, Arlington, TX(Zone 8a)

Meadow Pink, Rose Gentian, ( Sabatia campestris ) Gentian family, Native plant, annual,
bloom period March--July, forms large colonies.
For more information see the Plant Files http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/62373/

Josephine, Arlington, TX(Zone 8a)

Showy Primrose, Mexican Primrose, ( Oenothera speciosa )
Evening Primrose family. Native perennial, bloom period March--July
covers large areas in lovely pink. For more information see the Plant Files
http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/236/index.html

San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Showy Primrose, Mexican Evening Primrose (Oenothera speciosa)
Another photo ...

San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Pigeon Berry, Bloodberry, Rouge Plant, Baby Pepper, Coral Berry (Rivina humilis), Phytolaccaceae Family, Texas native, perennial, blooms mid-spring through mid-fall, has beautiful berries after the first blooms fade and then throughtout the blooming period. For more information see the PlantFiles:
http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/58615/index.html

San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Pigeon Berry, Bloodberry, Rouge Plant, Baby Pepper, Coral Berry (Rivina humilis)
A view of the tiny pink, white and whitish pink blooms which occur on racemes that can reach 8 inches in length ...

San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Pigeon Berry, Bloodberry, Rouge Plant, Baby Pepper, Coral Berry (Rivina humilis)

A view of the small berries which birds love and which keep developing together with the new blooms until the middle of the fall ...

San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Scarlet Gaura, Scarlet Wandflower, Scarlet Appleblossum Grass (Gaura coccinea), Onagraceae Family, Texas native, perennial, blooms mid-spring to mid-fall. For more information see in the PlantFiles http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/31901/index.html

San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Scarlet Gaura, Scarlet Wandflower, Scarlet Appleblossum Grass (Gaura coccinea)
A view of another bloom which has aged and has a lovely rose color ...

Santa Fe, TX(Zone 9b)

Cluster of 3 Salt Marsh Morning Glories.

Ipomoea Sagittata

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Santa Fe, TX(Zone 9b)

Cluster of 4 Salt Marsh Morning Glories.

Santa Fe, TX(Zone 9b)

Cluster of 4 Salt Marsh Morning Glories.

Ipomoea Sagittata.

San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Eastern Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), Asteraceae Family, Texas native, perennial, blooms mid-summer through fall

San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Smartweed, Big Seeded Smartweed (Persicaria pensylvanica), Polygonaceae Family, Texas native, annual, blooms late spring to early fall, may be a noxious weed or invasive

The blooms as shown here are a very pale lavenderish pink. They may be pink, rose or a light rose colored mauve. Blooms are in clusters in terminal spikes at the ends of the stems. Although this plant may be highly invasive in cultivated gardens, it provides life support for lots of wildlife.

For more information, see its entry in the PlantFiles: http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/73068/index.html

San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Smartweed, Big Seeded Smartweed (Persicaria pensylvanica)

San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Smartweed, Big Seeded Smartweed (Persicaria pensylvanica)

The 2 to 6 inches long and 1.25 inches wide leaves can have a purple splotch in the middle. A closer view of the maroon stem and leaves ...

Josephine, Arlington, TX(Zone 8a)

Native Texas plant, Purple Cone Flower, ( Echinacea purpurea ) Prairies and open woods, northeast Texas to Virginia. Lovely long lasting perennial, drought tolerant. See plant files http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/26/index.html

Josephine, Arlington, TX(Zone 8a)

A group of Cone Flowers on my wildflower garden.

Josephine, Arlington, TX(Zone 8a)

Cone Flower seedlings, one month old.

Santa Fe, TX(Zone 9b)

Wild Guara. Ours start Pink and fade to white.

La Grange, TX(Zone 8b)

Callirhoe alcaeoides, Plains Poppy-Mallow, Pink Wine Cup, Pink Poppy-Mallow, Pale Poppy-Mallow, Malvaceae Family, Texas native, perennial.

An herbaceous low growing plant up to 20" long and usually around 6" tall. Flowers pale pink or white about 1" in diameter. Leaves at the base are very lobed and divided into 5 to 7 lobes. Leaves closer to the flowers are very slender.

The photo on this native is in the Texas Native Plant Pictures by Color (Purple) to keep it with the other Callirhoe species.

http://davesgarden.com/forums/t/528718/

San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Carolina Cranesbill (Geranium carolinianum), Geraniaceae Family, Texas native, annual/biennial, blooms in early spring through mid-summer, may be considered a weed by many

IThe deeply lobed foliage is more attractive than the insignificant and small cream, pale pink to pale purple flowers.

It appears iin my flowerbeds, but is easily removed if I want to eradicate them.

For more information, see its entry in the PlantFiles:
http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/55196/index.html

The foliagae and growth habit ...

This message was edited Mar 1, 2006 2:38 AM

San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Carolina Cranesbill (Geranium carolinianum)

The bloom with a bud behind it ... the pale pink color of the bloom does not show up well in this photo.

Josephine, Arlington, TX(Zone 8a)

( Native ) Carolina Phlox, ( Phlox carolina ) Beautiful perennial, very scented, long lasting flowers, a favorite of mine.
See plant files, http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/2081/index.html

Josephine, Arlington, TX(Zone 8a)

A close up of the flower cluster.

Josephine, Arlington, TX(Zone 8a)

( Native ) Bull Thistle, ( Cirsum horridilum) one of the many impressive Thistles native to Texas.
See plant files, http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/2737/index.html

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Josephine, Arlington, TX(Zone 8a)

A close up of the amazing flower.

Santa Fe, TX(Zone 9b)

We have literally millions of Purple Gerardia blooming right now. They are everywhere you look, in vast clumps. Most close by noon. In spite of the name, almost all of mine are pink.
Some are even growing in the edge of the pond mixed with Cattails.

Santa Fe, TX(Zone 9b)

The early blooms were small but now the blooms are about an inch long and 3/4 inch wide. I stopped counting when I reached 50 clumps, each with thousands of flowers. Selective mowing works! I have done battle to prevent their early mowing all year, and finally everyone knows what they are and how beautiful they are.

Santa Fe, TX(Zone 9b)

One of hundreds of clumps.

San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Pink Smartweed (Persicaria bicornis), Polygonaceae Family, Texas native, annual, blooms June through October, is considered to be a noxious weed by many

Pink Smartweed (Persicaria bicornis) is a native wetlands plant that inhabits moist disturbed places, marshes, edges of ponds, rivers and reservoirs, ditches and moist cultivated fields. Many times it is included in Persicaria pensylvanica. However, it can be distinguished easily by its heterostylous flowers. Its exserted stamens and styles give it a more fringed appearance. The blooms are more "open"; whereas, the Persicaria pensylvanica blooms are more cupped. Also, its fruit (achenes) usually have an obscure or prominent hump in the center of one face. which typically ruptures the side of the perianth upon fruiting. In addition, the Persicaria bicornis leaf blades are narrower than the leaf blades of Persicaria pensylvanica.

For more information see its entry in the PlantFiles:
http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/127476/index.html

Two bloom spikes that are criss-crossed growing near a pond in Northwest Bexar County ...

NE Medina Co., TX(Zone 8a)

Rock Rose or Rose Pavonia, Pavonia lasiopetala, a perennial deciduous native shrub-like plant with beautiful pink flowers. It belongs in the Malvaceae family. It's drought-tolerant, available in many nurseries and can be grown from seed. It can flower most of the year and is hardy enough to grow through most of the state.

Spring, TX

heart leaf hibiscus, native small shrub for well drained soil..likes it dry

NE Medina Co., TX(Zone 8a)

Barbados Cherry, Malpighia glabra. It's a perennial evergreen or deciduous shrub, depending on the winter climate. It can be 3 to 4 feet or as even as much as 9 feet tall. Sally Wasowski says it's evergreen above 25 degrees and can be grown as far north as Austin. Otherwise, it can be grown in a pot and protected during winter. The pink to whitish flowers are lovely and the foliage is also very attractive. It makes small sweet red fruits, which are eaten by wildlife, in many cases.

San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Rosy Palafox, Rose Palafoxia (Palafoxia rosea), Asteraceae Family, Texas native, annual, blooms June through October

Rosy palafox is a sandy soil native annual of the South Texas Plains and Edwards Plateau. In its native habitats, it can be found growing on brushlands, plains, prairies, open hillsides and edges of woodlands. It is a thin, erect, usually solitary stemmed, much branched plant that has glandular hairs on all its structures. The slender leaves are up to 3 inches long and 1/4 inch wide and are alternate, stalked and firm. The 5/8 inch across flower head is made up of 12-25 pink to rose disk flowers with no ray flowers and black stamens. The young palafoxia flower heads turn white with age. It is a nectar and pollen source for insects, especially butterflies. Seeds must be sown in the fall.

Native distribution:
http://plants.usda.gov/java/county?state_name=Texas&statefips=48&symbol=PARO

For more information, see its entry in the PlantFiles:
http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/983/index.html

The younger head to the left has only black stamens while the older head has stigmas which appear after the stamens have shed their pollen (an adaptation against self-pollination).

San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Rosy Palafox, Rose Palafoxia (Palafoxia rosea)

Palafoxia rosea is a hermaphroditic plant (has both male and female parts). A view of a flower showing the black stamens which appear before the stigmas so that the flowers won't self-pollinate ...

San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Pink Thoroughwort (Fleischmannia incarnata, aka: Eupatorium incarnatum), Asteraceae Family, Texas native, perennial, blooms October through December

It is found growing in moist loamy soil areas of the South Texas Plains. It natively grows in thickets, ditches, bottomlands, swamps, wet fields and woods as well as along roads and stream banks. The stems are lax so the branches tend to bend down giving it a sprawling type growth habit. The leaves are triangular or deltoid in shape and are up to 2 inches in length. The blooms are mostly whitish, but can be pink to lilac on the tips; however, they are rarely totally white. They are a nectar source for the rounded metalmark butterfly. Dried plants have an odor similar to vanilla.

For more informatio, see its entry in the PlantFiles:
http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/140240/index.html

Bloom buds just starting to open ...

San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Pink Thoroughwort (Fleischmannia incarnata, aka: Eupatorium incarnatum)

Bloom buds starting to open and fully opened bloom ...

San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Pink Thoroughwort (Fleischmannia incarnata, aka: Eupatorium incarnatum)

Blooms more fully opened ...

San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Golden-Eye Phlox, Roemer Phlox (Phlox roemeriana), Polemoniaceae Family, Texas endemic native, annual, blooms February through May

Golden-eye phlox may be a plant that goes unnoticied all year until it blooms (if it can fight its way through other plants). It can be found growing natively in the dry well-drained limestone soils of central Texas in the Edwards Plateau and in the adjacent High Plains Regions. Although it usually grows in clay or clay loam on rocky slopes and limestone barrens or more commonly in grasslands on uplands, it occasionally grows in sandier substrates. It is common on roadsides where fall mowing reduces shading by taller warm-season grasses.

It is very low growing typically reaching a height of three to five inches, but sometimes it may grow as tall as twelve inches. The slender 2 long and 3/8 wide leaves are covered with fine hairs and have longer hairs along the margins. The leaves sre alternately arranged on the stem.

Although the bloons are small, they standout in a crowd. Usually the bloom is a bright to magenta pink with a lighter pink to white center and a yellow or golden eye. However, the bloom may be a light purple or rarely white. It has pinkish purple lines pointing to the corolla tube which are called nectar guides. These assist insects with locating the center of the bloom, thereby, helpong the bloom become pollinated and helping the insect locate nectar quickly. Blooms of some plants (usually visited by bees) have low ultraviolet reflectance near the center of each petal. These nectar guides can not been seen by the human eye. The fruit are very small, ball-shaped capsules.

I just have to add this interesting report:

"FOILED BY SPIDERS The arrival of an insect-hungry crab spider (Misumenops celer) on a golden-eye phlox blossom (Phlox roemeriana) often spells misfortune for this central Texas wildflower. The spider is a sit-and-wait predator, but before sitting, it remodels its host. By tying together two of the five phlox petals to form a bower, the spider may perhaps be shading itself from the sun or concealing itself from its insect prey. Whatever its purpose, the bower significantly reduces the flower's chances of getting pollinated and setting seed, according to biologist James Ott and his colleagues at Southwest Texas State University. It's not because the spider's handiwork blocks access to the flower's reproductive organs; failure is just as likely even when the bower doesn't cover carpels and stamens. Ott says the next question he wants to answer is what prevents pollination: Do pollinators learn to avoid flowers with bowers or do they get eaten before they can deposit any pollen? ("The effect of spider-mediated flower alteration on seed production in golden-eye phlox," as published in The Southwestern Naturalist 43, 1998.

I couldn't find any information about whether or not he ever found the answer to his question.

Distirbution:
http://www.csdl.tamu.edu/FLORA/cgi/endemics_map_page2?code=K4852100

For more information, see its entry in the PlantFiles:
http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/55482/index.html

San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Golden-Eye Phlox, Roemer Phlox (Phlox roemeriana)

The blooms on this Golden-Eye Phlox, Roemer Phlox (Phlox roemeriana) do not have white around their centers, just a slightly lighter color. The "yellow" is more of a gold than that of the previous specimen of which I posted a photo. They do have guide lines. This plant is so short that debri was splattered onto its petals during a heavy rain.

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