I came back with some plants from Canyon’s Edge as you can see below. They are all rather wee, so lets hope most of them make it once they are planted out.
Pretty much everything is found on the Panhandle, aside from the coral honeysuckle. The haul comprised: Antelope horns (Asclepias asperula) – pretty small and not sure of their chances of survival, but worth a go; Chocolate Flower (Berlandiera lyrata); Toothed Sundrops (Calylophus serrulatus) – I got a lovely mature plant at LBJ in April and it is a delight (although the newbies are quite a bit smaller!):
Also pretty tiny are the Winterfat (Ceratoides lanata aka Krascheninnikovia lanata) – you need males around for the females to flower so got three and have to hope for the best. I’ve been obsessing over Mountain Mahogany (Cercocarpus montanus var argenteus) for a while (all part of my fixation with shrubs and trees that will work up here), and picked up a couple of juveniles (seedlings? – not sure what the cut-off is for being a seedling – have to stick with vertebrate terminology with appologies), which I transferred to a 1 gallon pot as they probably need another year before I let them loose in the yard. Also got a couple of Rubber Rabbitbrush (Chrysothamnus graveolens aka Ericameria nauseosa ssp. nauseosa var. glabrata (not even trying to keep up with plant nomenclature)), Illinois Bundleflower (Desmanthus illinoisis), Bush Morning Glory (Ipomea leptophylla), some more gayfeather (Liatris punctata), more Blackfoot Daisy (Melampodium leucanthum) — one of the ones from last year is looking very crusty (i.e. more or less dead), Missouri Evening Primrose (Oenothera macrocarpa missouri), Shell Leaf Penstemon (Penstemon grandiflorus), and some Prairie Zinnia (Zinnia grandiflora).
Needless to say, I had a busy time planting them all out. So far, so good, just one obvious casualty (a chocolate flower that I planted when it was too hot).