We walked twice today and found these. I love the itty bitty white tips. And the darker magenta in the center. And the zillions of petals (?) or whatever they are. There must be a thousand of them, or more.
We also walked by lavender at the campground, and I don’t think that has appeared in the blog yet. The naturalist on duty told us that most of the shrubs and flowers nearby are non-native. I wonder how they will all fare long-term during this drought, with limited watering. The Midwest should send us some of its plentiful rain!
Ah! I guess I described it well. The internet told me that it is a “sensitive briar” (Mimosa quadrivalvis ) and native to the central US. It was the wildflower of the year for Kansas in 2010!
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IF this is what I think it is, it has a flat green leaf w/ many tiny tips on either side of the rib. Touch the leaf gently and it will close. In rural Kansas we called them “sensitive plants.”
In rural Kansas we called them “sensitive plants.”