Friday, June 26, 2009

Alley flower


Unidentified species
West Odessa, Texas


I've seen this flower quite a few times now, but still can't find it in my flower books or on the various Texas wildflower sites I know. It's a pretty bloom, about the size of a quarter, and the succulent leaves and stems are a pretty green. The only thing that keeps me from gathering its seed pods is the plant stinks! So I guess it will remain an "alley flower" to me.

5 comments:

The Green Stone Woman said...

Mmm, a pretty stinky flower! Now that is interesting. Maybe you have discovered something new. What does it attract, you wonder? Stinky liking flies?

jomamma said...

I don't recognize that one either. A succulent? Hmmm. I'm headed out to Loraine Wednesday... can't wait to de-humidify.

Bobbie said...

Might be in the primrose family as some of those stink. In any case it is most beautiful and must be admired from afar!

psychiceveryday said...

This is beautiful, Debi. Nice shot. I've got some catching up to do, I see! I'm very into flowers these days, and you shoot them beautifully.

burr said...

Peganum harmulum... maybe... if it is on a subshrub about 18 inches tall...known as syrian rue, imported in 1928 to Deming New Mexico to create the dye Turkey Red...

and...where are my CD's...we missed you on Tuesday!