Spanish dagger bud (Yucca treculeana) ~ Brazoria Wildlife Refuge
No, not that The Bold and the Beautiful. To find Brooke brokering a deal with Ridge, complicating her relationship with Thomas, you’ll have to tune in to daytime television.
Here, there’s only a reminder that spring flowers don’t always arrive clad in pastels. Not only do their complex forms delight the eye, they often provide masses of eye-catching color.
Scarlet pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis) is an introduced flower that sometimes appears to be scarlet, especially in Europe. In Texas, orange and blue are the predominant colors, and the two often appear in the same group of plants. These are representative of the colonies spreading through portions of the San Bernard refuge.
Lindheimer’s sida (Sida lindheimeri), somestimes known as ‘showy fanpetals’ is slightly larger than the pimpernel flowers, but still small. In the sunlight, its color truly shines.
These are only the appetizers, of course. Sooner than we imagine, Spring’s main course will be served.
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