Can anyone help me ID this blue wildflower?
Blue wildflower growing near creek Dallas TX
Another great photo!
I want to say it is a salvia though the flowers are not exactly salvia like.
What do you think of Salvia lyrata?
Do you have any shots of the foliage?
Kelly, yes Salvia lyrata leaves would be an immediate telltale sign. It is a weedy plant in my yard.
Thanks, Kell! Salvia was my first thought, but I wasn't able to find anything like the one in my shot online or in my Texas field guide. You're right on target again, batting 1,000! Salvia lyrata (wild sage) is a match. I don't have a shot with the foliage, but I recognize it in your photos. I'm attaching a different shot of one I found in a different spot that shows blue streaks on the white inside the petal. I appreciate your help, I'm new at the identification part.
Great. That 2nd shot shows more of the salvia telltale flowers. Can you add both your pictures to our PlantFiles? Or I can do it for you using your name or your Dave's name. They are so good!
Enter them here towards end of this page where it says Upload an image
I want to say lucky you, Butch but maybe if it is weedy enough in your yard, you now hate it!!
Butch, when they are in a clump like your second photo, they do look more attractive,
Kelly, You are probably right about them looking more attractive when they are growing in a clump. I don't know if they are biennial or perennial because they change from year to year. I cut/spray them where I don't want them to grow. At least they are more attractive than say Chickweed or winter grass (well winter grass was attractive until I found out how obnoxious they are).