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
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.