Behold my new favorite wildflower: the Prairie Larkspur (Delphinium carolinianum)!
On a visit to the family ranch property of my dear friend, the bountiful spring rains had helped to nourish a beautiful display of flowers. These wild larkspur were farther out from some of the trails we were driving on, so I bounded out on foot to get a closer look when we made a stop.
This tiny discovery was identified after returning home as Crameria (Krameria lanceolata), thanks to Wildflowers of Texas by Geyata Ajilvsgi. This trusty wildflower field guide was given to me by my first gardening friends on my birthday back in 1993.
There's a fair amount of the Antelope horns milkweed (Asclepias asperula) throughout the area. We've unfortunately seen it getting smothered by Dodder (Cuscuta sp.) in the warmer months.
There is typically a lot of Blanket flower (Gaillardia sp.) out here and, as you can see, there are many tiny friends for it to hang out with.
I had good intentions of identifying each of these, but as I have enough excuses for not blogging these days, I'll post them without ID and hope you dear non-existent readers will forgive me. Thanks :)
We had a great day!