Wildflowers at the end of Oilwell Grade

Recent rains brought the wildflowers out. Not the big showy ones, just the little ones you find in the grass and brush. The south end of Oilwell Grade is a mixed area with the lake, marshes and pine flatwoods in a concentrated area as can be seen here.

While you don’t see much color in this overall picture, if you look a little closer you soon see the brightness of small flowers all around you.  All of these were taken within a few yards of each other.


Unknown                                           Purple Thistle


Narrowleaf Blue-Eyed-Grass


Unknown                                           Marsh Pink


Blister Beetle – Epicauta strigosa

The insect on the penultimate one is a blister beetle.  With  the exception of the thistle, I have no idea what the names of the flowers are so, a little help would be appreciated.


About birds n' bugs

Retired, living in SW Florida and spending my time at nature photography in my local area. I volunteer with a couple of local organizations to help my adopted home town. Travelling is now by airplane and car instead of a sailboat but happy anyway.
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