As with so many of our local and native wildflowers, different people have different names for the same plants and Texas bluebells are no different. Also known as bluebell gentian, Lisianthus, prairie gentian, Texas bluebell and showy prairie gentian, this pretty member of the gentian family is found mostly in Texas, with small pockets of them growing wild in Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado and Nebraska and are usually found growing in open grassland. This one in Southern Hidalgo, Texas near Weslaco was damaged by some insect in such an unusual way that I just had to take a photo.
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- Contained in galleries
- Blue & Purple Wildflowers, Gentianaceae (Gentians)