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4/13/2015 5:17 AM
 

I was driving through the ranch last week near Luling, TX and saw a small group (about 20) of these beautiful small wildflowers. At the time I took the accompanying picture but before I asked for help in identity I wanted to take a few more pictures. When I got there yesterday afternoon the cows were right there and all of the blooms were gone. Interestingly native verbina were close and they were still there so I guess I can add that these must taste better to a cow than verbina. We have a number of Texas wildflower books but did not find what we thought was this flower, our guess came down in the trillium family but per the big volume I was looking at only one was in TX and it was red. This flower is so beautiful its name must be common knowledge to those of you that study these things. We would appreciate your help and thank you for the opportunity to join the forum.

 
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4/13/2015 7:31 AM
 

Hi Venado

I believe that is Herbertia (Herbertia lahue)  - Prairie nymph

http://www.wildflower.org/plants/resu...

 
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4/13/2015 2:50 PM
 

Thank you RichO for the ID and for the link to the LBJWF Center. I went there before posting but didn't know how to find that flower.

Now that I know the name, I went back to my old sources: Wildflowers of TX (1984) by Ajilvsgi and Wildflowers of the US Volume 3 (Texas)-(date unknown but probably 1960s) by Rickett and can not find it in either resource. No wonder I needed help..!

Thanks,

Paul

 
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4/13/2015 3:40 PM
 

Paul,

If is in my 2002 edition of Geyata's book. A good online resource is Gary Regner's Wildflower Index

 
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