Texas Wildfowers – Longhorn Cavern State Park

Our first excursion into the Texas hill country was to Longhorn Cavern State Park.

The power of the natural world exhibited by the massive underground caverns carved by moving water


was off set by the delicate beauty of a myriad of color and shape above


Pinaropappus roseus (Less.) Less.

White rock lettuce, White dandelion, Pink dandelion


Ratibida columnifera (Nutt.) Woot. & Standl.

Mexican hat, Prairie coneflower, Upright prairie coneflower, Red-spike mexican-hat, Long-headed coneflower, Thimbleflower


Gaillardia pulchella Foug.

Firewheel, Indian Blanket

Indian Blankets


6 thoughts on “Texas Wildfowers – Longhorn Cavern State Park

  1. How lovely to see the Gallardia in the wild – I’ve only seen it in the Botanic Gardens near my home.

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