The rain laid some of them over and the green background hides it a bit, but I still think you can see it reaching high.
There are hundreds of flower buds like this one covering the plant
I was also really pleased to see that it would transplant into this sandy soil of mine. Often the blackland prairie plants don`t transition very well.
Max sunflower , of course is not the only thing in bloom now.Two plants that appeared in the wild patches caught my attentiona and after a little research was able to ID them as Sand Palafox and Small Palafox. I bought a Texas-Oklahoma seed mix from NAS last fall and though they are not listed in the mix, I suspect they came from that. Either way, volunteer or seed mix, they are interesting.
First, Sand Palafox, followed by Small Palafox and then the two side by side. Note the larger leaves on the Sand Palafox at left.
The yellows are in full swing now to go along with Max sunflower.
Camphor Weed in the front pocket prairie along with the still blooming Snake Cotton.
Cowpen Daisy, more this year than last.
Esperanza followed by the fast growing bloom of Soft leaf Yucca . The Zexmenia is still blooming strong and crowding the Color Guard Yucca in the foreground . I`m thrilled to see the Soft leaf bloom for the first time. I planted both yuccas ,summer`12, and both have grown tremendously. I`ll try to move the Color Guards further apart this winter . I can`t seem to help myself from crowding plants. So I like full beds, OK? :)
I have one American Beauty Berry that turned out well this year. The drought really stressed the rest of my wild growing ones.
Mexican Bush Sage and last ,but not least, Liatris finally beginning to bloom. Happy October everyone, I know all down here are as glad as I am for it to be here at least.