Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Weed Wonders

I was wandering the sun-baked lands in front of our house (aka the front yard), when I discovered that some things LIKE to be broiled in the sun. This tiny, little, hairy gem seemed fine with the heat and the glare... (Gotta enlarge it to see the white fuzz all over it)
Then I paused by the hell strip, or death strip, or godforsaken area betwixt road and sidewalk, (whatever you want to call it), and low and behold there were these wee yellow flowers sparkling amid the dry dusty leaves, and they made me smile .

Actually, I think they may be the kind of weed that turns into horrible thorny stickers at some point.
Hmmm. Note to self: Do NOT walk barefoot on the hell strip.


  1. Being curious, I had to look this one up which was actually easier than I thought... I searched for mallow wildflower austin tx. lol.

    It's Abutilon fruticosum (Indian mallow; Texas Indian mallow).

    I'm not sure about the first one. It looks like a toad lily.

    You got some pretty radical weeds!

  2. Hey, thanks for the identification. I went and looked at images of the Indian Mallow and the flower does look just like that. The only thing I am wondering is that the description says it grows up a foot or so, and these are right on the ground... hmmm.

  3. Maybe the drought? or the sun? Plants do funny things.