This was easy to spot. The distinct yellow flowers stemming from the weed-like leaves made the dandelion very apparent against the dry brush background. These were not too common in Corona Heights, but I did come across a few on my trek.
This cluster of flowers was hard to identify because there are many shrubs with similarly thin, green leaves and vibrant explosions of pink flowers. These flowers fade slightly to white, and their bunches are located atop an erect stem.
Sanguine Purple Coneflower
Tyler Co., Texas
19 May 2013
Thugone - active ingredient in absinthe.
Anti-microbial - helps sore throat in tea
Smooth muscle relaxant
Common name mulefat. Alluvial scrub, floods periodically. Alluvial scrub plants are flexible.