(Plant Life)

Live Oak

(Biggest in Milam County?)

Texas Bluebonnet
Lupinus texensis

Wisteria macrostachya

Rusty Blackhaw Viburnam
Viburnum rufidulum

Grape Hyacinth
Muscari botryoides

Sand Verbenia
Verbenia bipinnatifidia

Huisache Daisy
Amblyolepis setigera

Pink Evening Primrose
(Showy Primrose)
Oenothera speciosa

Growing up in Milam County,
this was always called a "butter cup."
Put it to your nose to find out why.

Scarlet Paintbrush
(Indian Paintbrush)

Castilleja indivisa

Carolina Larkspur
(Blue Larkspur)
Delphinium carolinianum

Indian Blanket
Gaillardia pulchella

White Prickly Poppy
Argemone albiflora

Silver-leaf Nightshade
Solanum eleagnifolium

Texas Lantana
Lantana horrida

Black-eyed Susan
(Brown-eyed Susan)
Rudbeckia hirta

(Christmas Cactus)
Opuntia leptocaulis

Texas Prickly Pear
Opuntia lindheimeri

Texas Thistle
Cirsium texanum

Southern Magnolia
Magnolia grandiflora

Mimosa strigillosa

Monarda punctata

Bear Grass Yucca
Yucca louisianensis

Texas Bull Nettle
(Tread-Softly, Spurge Nettle)

Cnidoscolus texanus

Pay attention to the name.
Do not touch this plant!

Meadow Pink
(Texas Star, Pink Prairie 
Gentian, Marsh Pink)
Sabatia campestris

Blue Vervain
Verbena halei

In ancient times the plant was thought
to be a cure-all among medicinal
 plants and the genus name is the
 Latin for "sacred plant."

Common Sunflower
Helianthus annuus

Balsam Gourd
(Snake Apples)
Ibervillea Linderheimeri

These are nestled in Dewberry vines
but many can be found in the
 surrounding pasture.

Euphorbia marginata

From a distance, it appears the
land is covered with fresh snow.

Purple Bindweed
Cotton Morning Glory
Ipomoea trichocarpa

Purple seems to be the color of 
September. After over 10 inches
of rain, the roadside bloomed as
can be seen in this and the
following two pictures.

Roadside Succulent

Roadside Flower

Four O'clock

Small Yellow Flowered Bush

Milam County has flowers blooming during most of the year. This photo, taken in late October 2001, shows one of the late arrivals to our extended Spring. Significant late Summer and early Fall rains helped keep the landscape green and beautiful. 

The names given to the plants, marked with "?", are surely not the correct formal or even common names. If you can help me out with proper names for any of these, please send email.

Thank you Robert, Jim, Michael and Laura for many correct names!