More flowers are finding their way into the wildflower patch and since I'm pretty sure the only ones I seeded were the Gaillardia pulchella or Indian Blanket flowers it seems the others have simply followed their friends to the party. Due to a somewhat rainy and cool spring the purple Prairie Verbena is still blooming. This combination of the yellow-orange and purple flowers is so pretty.
The gaillardia seeds were found on the utility easement just behind our house so they didn't travel far. Of course I only picked a few seed pods and left many seeds there so the natural reseeding of that area will continue. Most of the yellow flowers seen here are the native Greenthread (Thelesperma) or Navajo Tea flower and another small yellow flower which is currently unidentified.
The unidentified similar flower
The view below shows how beautifully the wildflowers interact with the garden at the end of the lawn.
This year horsemint has turned up in the buffalo grass. This might be spotted horsemint. Feel free to correct me if you recognize this. I'm very new at this and native plants arrive untagged.
The cool, rainy spring has caused a bit of confusion. This bluebonnet (Lupinus texensis) is blooming about two months after the rest of the patch has seeded out. I think it sprouted this spring instead of in the fall as is typical.
I am thrilled that our local wildflowers have found their way into my lawn. You can check out how others bloggers are celebrating Wildflower Wednesday by clicking the link here.