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9/1/2014 9:10 AM
 

Fall Wildflowers in Texas

When you mention Texas wildflowers, most will think of the beautiful displays of bluebonnets and paintbrush in the spring. However, Texas is blessed with a wide variety of wildflowers and at least a few are always in bloom no matter whether spring, summer or fall.

In fact, there are several fall wildflowers that can put on a very lovely display given the correct conditions. Some of these fall wildflower include: ( click common name links for photo):
 
Common Name NPIN  Native Plant Database Link Blooms Bloom Color
Cardinal Flower http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=LOCA2 May - Oct red
Eryngo http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=ERLE11 July- Oct Blue - Purple
Fall Aster, Aromatic aster http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=SYOB Sep - Nov purple, violet
Frostweed http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=VEVI3 Aug - Nov white
Goldeneye http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=VIDE3 Oct - Nov yellow
Lindheimer's Senna http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=SELI4 Aug - Oct yellow
Maximilian Sunflower http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=HEMA2 Aug - Nov yellow, brown
Palafoxia http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=PACA3 Aug - Nov white, purple, pink
Plateau Agalinis http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=AGED Aug - Oct pink
Snow on the Moutain http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=EUMA8 Jul - Oct white
Snow on the Prairie http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=EUBI2 Jul - Oct white
Tall Aster http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=SYPRP Oct - Nov white, violet
Texas Aster http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=SYDRT Sep - Nov white, blue
Texas Blazing Star,  gayfeather https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=LIPUM2 Aug - Dec pink, purple
Turk's Cap http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=MAARD May - Nov white, red
White Boneset http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=EUSE2 Sep - Nov white

Note: Bloom times and color were gleaned from NPIN - Native Plant Database at: http://www.wildflower.org/plants/

Stay tuned for more about the Fall Monarch Migration.Fall wildflowers in Texas come with an added bonus...Monarch Butterflies.  The Monarch migration routes cross through much of the Texas Hill Country.  Find a patch of frostweed blooming and you might find a Monarch or two to pose for you.

Monarch on Frostweed

 

 
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