I'm posting photos of wildflowers growing in a field near my house. The field is commercial property and will be developed eventually. I enjoy walking there and often collect seeds from plants to add to my garden. The area below is a small arroyo which feeds the creek along our backyard.
Some of these plants I have identified and others are not known to me so please let me know in the comments if you know or have an idea what they are.
First the ones that I am pretty sure of the names
Opuntia blooms, the orange-accented yellow bloom is different from most native prickly pear in the area. I collected a few pads to add to our cactus garden.
Typical yellow opuntia blooms
White Prickly Poppy (Argemone albiflora spp. texana) impressed me by blooming through two years of drought. The prickly nature of this plant has me hesitating to bring it into the garden.
Mexican Hat Flowers (Ratibida columnifiera) are peaking this week
Here's a wider view of these elegant flowers. They are blooming in the yard as well and I'll have post photos of those soon.
Green milkweed vine (Matelea reticulata) has delicate blooms with pearl centers that look almost fake
Indian blanket or Firewheel (Gaillardia pulchella)
Prairie Phlox (Polemoniaceae Phlox pilosa)
Pink evening primrose which used to grow all over the yard and I'd love for it to return so I need to seek out the seeds.
Sensitive briar (Mimosa microphylla) is generally considered a weed. I think it's pretty and have tried to get it going in my garden.
Now for the flowers I do not know
Yellow with red-orange center
White bloom stalk
Cream colored flower
White daisy-like flower is Hierba del Marrano
Another view below
This pink flower is similar to Texas bluebonnets so is definitely in the pea family. It is Scarlet pea (Indigofera miniata), thanks again Yvonne.
Texas wildflowers are having a good year due to regular rainfall and below average temperatures this spring. There should be plenty of seeds produced to keep the wildflowers going strong.