Flora
(Plant Life)

Live Oak
(March)


(Biggest in Milam County?)

Texas Bluebonnet
Lupinus texensis
(March)

Wisteria
Wisteria macrostachya
(March)

Rusty Blackhaw Viburnam
Viburnum rufidulum
(March)

Grape Hyacinth
Muscari botryoides
(March)

Sand Verbenia
Verbenia bipinnatifidia
(April)

Huisache Daisy
Amblyolepis setigera
(April)

Pink Evening Primrose
(Showy Primrose)
Oenothera speciosa
(April)

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
(April)

Carolina Larkspur
(Blue Larkspur)
Delphinium carolinianum
(April)

Indian Blanket
Gaillardia pulchella
(May)

White Prickly Poppy
Argemone albiflora
(May)

Silver-leaf Nightshade
Solanum eleagnifolium
(May)

Texas Lantana
Lantana horrida
(May)

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

Tasajillo
(Christmas Cactus)
Opuntia leptocaulis
(May)

Texas Prickly Pear
Opuntia lindheimeri
(May)

Texas Thistle
Cirsium texanum
(May)

Southern Magnolia
Magnolia grandiflora
(May)

Mimosa
Mimosa strigillosa
(May)

Horsemint
Monarda punctata
(May)

Bear Grass Yucca
Yucca louisianensis
(May)

Texas Bull Nettle
(Tread-Softly, Spurge Nettle)

Cnidoscolus texanus
(May)

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

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

Blue Vervain
Verbena halei
(May)

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
(June)

Balsam Gourd
(Snake Apples)
Ibervillea Linderheimeri
(June)

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

Snow-On-The-Mountain
Euphorbia marginata
(August)

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

Purple Bindweed
or
Cotton Morning Glory
Ipomoea trichocarpa
(September)

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
?
(September)

Roadside Flower
?
(September)

Four O'clock
?
(September)

Small Yellow Flowered Bush
?
(October)

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!