Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Estero LLano Grande state park, Flowers

Howdee all,

I am nursing a headache and decided to go thru a few photos from our trip through Texas.

I thought i would post a few forgotten photos…

I took these photos while Birding at Estero LLano Grande State park.

Besides birds..Estero has some nice natural areas with Wildflowers.

fallout_030 There is also a former Camp ground, resident area with this very cool Tropical Flower.FALLOUT BIRDING_023

This looks to be some sort of Banana…but is it?FALLOUT BIRDING_022I thought the flower was intriguing FALLOUT BIRDING_020Orange glowing from inside purple…FALLOUT BIRDING_019estero llano_021      This was another flower from inside the former camping area..FALLOUT BIRDING_027??FALLOUT BIRDING_028estero llano_007I saw many different colored cactus flowers while in Texas..and they were all beautiful and intricate..estero llano_005This looks like a morning glory flower..but I don't think it is.

Any Ideas? 

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That's all for now..

Hoping my Sickstas can help with the flower IDs..for a special prize..direct from

Trader Joes!

See you in cyberspace…

17 comments:

  1. The first sure is a banana. The second purple one I need to know how big the flower was and was it a vine or what?
    The last is Physalis lobata-Purple Ground Cherry.

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  2. Such beautiful photos! Love the banana tree shots and the flowers (of which I have no idea what they are) are gorgeous!

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  3. Hi Dawn,

    So glad we connected on Twitter! Beautiful photos. The butterfly image is really gorgeous. Hope you are doing well.

    Erica

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  4. When life gets you down, look at cheery photos. That one plant looks confused whether to be bananas or weird artichokes. ;-)

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  5. I am pretty sure the first purple flower is either Bauhinia pupurea or Bauhinia monandra

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  6. well the only one i know is the first one with the butterfly on it and that is lantana. the others are very cool and i am curious to know what they are too.

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  7. Anonymous is right about the lantana.

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  8. Amaaaaaazing snaps!love that first snap! looks like i will be back here quite often.... :)

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  9. Gorgeous flowers and LOVE LOVE LOVE the butterfly! Your posts always brighten my day!

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  10. Hey Beach Girl I am gonna step out on a limb and say Bauhinia monarda.
    If this was in South Texas they are everywhere and I miss them.
    The common name for this tree is Pata de Vaca as the leaves resemble a cow's foot.
    Nice post.

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  13. Thanks everyone for you comments and Plant IDs..
    I think a few sickstas will be getting some presents!

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  14. Pretty flowers! Wish I can also add them on my garden. Specially that violet flower.



    -pia-

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  15. Marvelous collection Of FLowers..
    i really love it...
    Keep Up the Good Work

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