This will be my last post recognizing and celebrating Texas Native Plant Week, October 19 - 25.
Today, it is all about the unknown.
I will give some of my observations about these native plants that I have yet to identify.
This one has beautiful gray-green soft color which I really like.
It is pubescent, meaning covered with hairs and is nice to touch.
I fear it is a very prolific and probably on the farmers' dreaded noxious weed list.
Nevertheless, I will add one to my near-the-house gardens.
This unknown looks a lot like a Heuchera.
I see it growing low to the ground but that could be because the ones that I have observed are in areas that are mowed.
I really like the leaf shape and coloration and plan to use it as a ground cover in shady areas.
Although, I have seen it in full sun as well.
I don't remember seeing it bloom; however, it may bloom in spring.
I will be watching.
This one again.
I love this plant.
It grows as tall and taller than me.
At daylight, I'm going out to see if any of these seed heads remain.
I have been seeing the birds working this area.
It is a beautiful plant that has rust color during it's peak and then as it begins to die, it all turns rust as you can see in the background of this photo.
If left to grow, in other words, not in the mower's path, this unknown has a very desirable branching habit.
I think it could be grown as a small hedge.
I do remember seeing it in bloom and I think it is a violet-purplish color.
I will have to wait until spring for the blooms and then I should be able to identify it.
This unknown with a small yellow flower is a bogsy type plant.
It pops up near the edge of the water each year.
It is growing in an area that is under water when the tank is full.
This is a nice little shade loving shrubby plant.
It grows from runners underground.
Sometimes I love it and sometimes I don't
I think I'm back to the lovin it stage.
I forgot that it made this little berry-fruit-seeds.
Because not all of them have these.
This might be clue to identifying this native.