Aug. 24, 2022

Texas star, Sabatia campestris

And you thought the Texas star was white? Would this improve their flag? Elsewhere in the country this might be called prairie star or prairie rose-gentian. We will go with Texas since that's where it was spotted for this image. They are a delight to see scattered through the grasslands, in this case with nearby Indian paintbrush and bluebonnets. Texas stars rise in AR, CT, IA, IL, KS, KY, LA, MA, ME, MO, MS, OK, and TX. Texas star is occasionally cultivated, and the New England records are probably escapes. Hardin Co TX, 4/16/22. Gentian family, Gentianaceae.