Wildflowers at McKinney Falls State Park


Let’s return back to McKinney Falls State Park over Easter weekend and wrap-up our time there with some wildflowers (with a side of vines, trees, and shrubs—it was spring, things were blooming!). According to my post drafts, I have another post for Pedernales Falls State Park that I didn’t get around do. Looks like I’ll be sharing another post from there soon!

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Lupinus texensis, the Texas bluebonnet

Callirhoe involucrata
Callirhoe involucrata, winecup

Gaura coccinea
Gaura coccinea

Bidens (aristosa?)
Possibly Bidens (aristosa?)

Onosmodium bejariense
Onosmodium bejariense, soft-hair marbleseed

Nemophila phacelioides
Nemophila phacelioides, Texas baby blue eyes

Nemophila phacelioides

Nemophila phacelioides

Nemophila phacelioides

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Tradescantia ohiensis, ‘alba’ version

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Torilis arvensis
Torilis arvensis, spreading hedge parsley, I think

Torilis arvensis

Torilis arvensis

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Amorpha fruticosa, false indigo bush

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Clematis texensis

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Achillea millefolium
Achillea millefolium, yarrow

Achillea millefolium

Achillea millefolium

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Allium canadense

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Salvia farinacea, mealy blue sage

Cylindropuntia leptocaulis,
Cylindropuntia leptocaulis, Christmas cactus

Cylindropuntia leptocaulis,

Viburnum rufidulum
Viburnum rufidulum, rusty blackhaw

Ungnadia speciosa
Ungnadia speciosa, Mexican buckeye

Ungnadia speciosa

Ungnadia speciosa

Ungnadia speciosa

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Zerene cesonia, southern dogface—I think. It’s pretty worn but this is my best guess and maybe a female.

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Callophrys gryneus, Juniper Hairstreak butterfly on Allium canadense

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3 thoughts on “Wildflowers at McKinney Falls State Park

  1. Jennifer says:

    I love the hairstreak and the false indigo bush! All are fabulous, but those colors. WOW!

  2. Rebecca says:

    It looks like someone brushed glitter onto the Nemophila phacelioides. Great photos, I love Texas wildflowers. Can’t believe this park is so close to Austin. I still have so many to check out!

  3. Mimi says:

    How I love wildflowers!!!!!!

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