Wednesday, June 04, 2008

ABC Wednesday: T is for Texas Toadflax

Texas Toadflax (Nuttallanthus texanus)

Texas Toadflax is a North American native annual that can be found from British Columbia to Mexico, east to the Atlantic coast. It is fairly common in the prairies, open woods & grassy pinelands. It's most distinctive feature is a large basal spur.

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Anonymous said...

so vivid colors. well done

Juliana RW said...

beautiful T flowers

My T post in here Thanks

Sandpiper (Lin) said...

This is beautiful. It grows here, too, but I don't see it around much.

Sharon said...

It is pretty, such a nice closeup!

Tom said...

Great picture Marvin..

Mississippi Nature said...

Beautiful Flower.

Anonymous said...

The colors are very nice. I suppose I have seen it and wondered at the time what it was but I don't remember it.

Do you know all of these plant names because you studied them and learned them that way or do you have to take each flower and consult books and pictures to determine what it is?

I am curious because I get asked that all the time about the birds I do know about.

imac said...

Beautifully captured.

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Lana Gramlich said...

Such an interesting looking flower!

Andree said...

This is one I have never seen here. But it is same family as butter-and-eggs which grows here and which I have been looking for (because of the wonderful name!). Great photo.

Christy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Very lovely flower. I love nature photography and usually take every opportunity to take my own pictures. However since having two children with in the last twenty months (my boys are 12months 11days apart) I don't get as many opportunities to do so. I think Arkansas is one of my favorite places to photograph and am hoping to add to my archives in 2011 when I make it back down to the Mountain Home area near Cranfield recreation area. I have enjoyed my visits there. I am hoping to explore some more on my next visit down there.

Marvin said...

Thank you all for your visit and comments.

Abraham: My knowledge base plants/bugs I can remember from year to year is growing, but mostly I just find the plant and then search for an ID in field guides and/or on the Internet. I also keep records of the species we've found around our place and try to review those from time to time to jog my memory.

Andée: According to the USDA distribution map, Texas Toadflax grows throughout most of the U. S., but not in the northeast. :-(

I looked up butter-and-eggs. It has a beautiful bloom. We should have it growing around here, but I don't remember ever seeing it.

Christy: My hat is off to you. With two small children, I don't see how you find the time to take any photos, but I'm glad you do.

Mountain Home is northeast of us -- not too far as the crow flies, but crows did not lay out Arkansas roads.

Texas Travelers said...

You have presented the toadflax in a very favorable light. It is one of those beautiful flowers that is best viewed up close.

I have always enjoyed photographing small wildflowers.

Nice photograph, well done.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for answering, Marvin. That's the way I do it for birds and bugs.