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Tinantia anomala

False Day Flower (Tinantia anomala) Blooms

I’m so excited to have been able to return to visit the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center this year. The area around Austin, Texas is certainly beautiful, and the Wildflower Center’s devotion to the conservation of the native plants of this area is commendable, and visitors are fully educated about this mission before even entering the property with this lovely quotation at the main entrance:

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Entrance

Although it is early spring, so many different trees, shrubs, and flowers are in bloom here in Texas, which is balm for this Pennsylvania girls soul, because not much is blooming yet back at home.

Here’s some stunning additions for your early spring Texas wildlife garden:

Prairie Fleabane (Erigeron modestus)

Texas Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis)

Texas Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis)

Texas Mountain Laurel (Sophora secundiflora)

Texas Mountain Laurel (Sophora secundiflora)

California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)

California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)

Next time you’re in the Austin area, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is not to be missed! The staff and volunteers are eager to share their love of native plants and you will come away with so many ideas for your wildlife garden.

More of my visits to Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center:

Carole Sevilla Brown lives in Philadelphia, PA, and she travels the country speaking about Ecosystem Gardening for Wildlife. Check out her new free online course Ecosystem Gardening Essentials, 15 free lessons delivered to your inbox every week.

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  1. says

    I visit this website all the time! It is a wonderful resource even from afar. If I am ever in Texas it is a sure stop on my list. Wonderful to see so many blooms.


  1. […] The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center was a marvelous view of spring to this winter-weary Pennsylvania! It was so nice to feel the warmth of the sun on my face and walk among these beautiful blooms. A big huge thank you to Kelley and Meredith for sharing this special place with me! […]

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