Little Purple Wild flowers! Anybody know its name?
Saturday, 17 Apr 10 Overcast 24°C / 75°F
We have this little purple wildflower popping up all over our yard. I’ve seen them along the streets and in the fields my whole life, but have never thought to chase down the name. I figured it would be easy considering how pervasive they are, but I couldn’t find one like them at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Google purple wildflower doesn’t show much either. The closest I’ve come so far is one that has the same coloring but pointed petals and a more prominent pistol.
I love these flowers. We delay mowing our yard as long as possible. One reason is pure laziness, mowing is yucky work! The other reason is cause we love the wildflowers. Many are considered weeds but I don’t care. Our yard is covered in little yellow flowers, white ones, and these purple ones. I feel sad for the neighbors who have had a lawn service mowing their yard since the first sign of green. Can’t they see what they are missing?
Anybody know this baby’s name?