Turns out when you stop blogging and trying to feed things through social media you just stop sharing all of the good stuff you have backlogged. Which means I have many things from the last three years to share, plus I know I do have the tail-end of Alaska in 2019 to share, too.
We encountered these mountain pinks on the south side Pedernales Falls State Park, some along CR 201 but the white ones were encountered along the Juniper Ridge Trail in the far southeast section of the park. This was back in June 2021 when we rented a cute AirBnB in Dripping Springs for my birthday. Now revisiting that post, I really could go for a Pecos Pete’s rootbeer float from Rolling in Thyme and Dough! And to be honest, maybe a trip to Dripping Springs is actually in order! It’s been too long.
This species can be found along that I-35 spine from Fort Worth down to San Antonio, tailing west along the Edwards Plateau. If you’ve got a sandy, limestoney glade on your property there’s a good chance you’ll find this one blooming from late spring to mid-summer!