|Partridge Pea - Chamaecrista fasciculata|
I had been puzzling for months over a clump of interesting greenery in someone's front yard, trying to identify it. It looked like rosemary, but was too stiff and prickly & certainly didn't smell like rosemary. A few weeks ago the prickly greenery began sprouting tiny purple flowers. and then I saw these plants in the wildflower field which are unkempt versions of the plant I had been so fascinated with. I finally found its name: Gayfeather, Texas Liatris, or my favorite, Blazing Star.
|Gayfeather - Liatris mucronata|
When I dug up the gayfeather plants I accidentally got a couple of Broomweed plants with them.
|Prairie Broomweed - Amphiachyris dracunculoides|