Tuesday, August 19, 2008

anybody know what this is?

Now see, I thought I knew about every wild-flower and weed that I was likely to see on the roadsides of Texas, but this is a new one.

I know, from the foilage and the seedpods, that it's probably a member of the pea family, but I honestly haven't seen this one before. It's kinda neat with it's bright yellow flowers and black centers, and it seemed to be attracting a whole lot of bumblebees. Any ideas? I know somebody out there knows all about it... and if you don't just make something up.

I found this at a work site I had to deliver to today... I had to deliver something to the work trailer. So I drove up, to where the pavement ended, and there's the work trailer... about 200 feet away, on the other side of a stretch of Texas mud (it's been raining for 2 days)

Anyway, as I was standing by the pavement, trying to scrape off the mud, I get my next call, to the 10th floor of a great big, high dollar building in downtown Dallas...

Just for the record, this was not a good day... This was a seriously nerve-wracking day. But it's over, and I've got a bottle of wine in the fridge so it's all good now.


UPDATE: This plant has been ID'd as Partridge Pea (Cassia fasciculata) by Julie. Check out here blog, Succulent Life, by clicking on the link at the right...


  1. OMG...I think I found it...try Partridge Pea (Cassia fasciculata). I did a google image search for it after I found it at Texas Wildflower Pictures. I think it is a match...let me know.

  2. yep, that looks like it.


    and thanks!

  3. Oh...that was fun! I seem to like looking for things...especially sitting around here bored all day! :)

  4. I see Julie beat me to it. I think it is a pretty cool plant.

  5. Julie is good at searching. She sure gives me a run for the money! It's a pretty little weed. I wish we had a few attractive weeds here, but they all seem to have an ugly look--at least in my view. Maybe because I spend so much time pulling them up in spring.