Skeleton Plant | Texas Skeleton Weed
Purple Dandelion | Flowering Straw

ASTERACEAE
Sunflower Family
Lygodesmia texana

Photos: Lampasas County, Texas
June - July 2006

The skeleton plant is my favorite flower to photograph. It goes from bud to open flower
to a wilted flower in about 12 hours. It gets it's name from the fact that there are very
few leaves on it's long and slender stalk.

Skeleton Plant / Texas Skeleton Weed / Purple Dandelion / Flowering Straw
Skeleton Plant / Texas Skeleton Weed / Purple Dandelion / Flowering Straw
Skeleton Plant / Texas Skeleton Weed / Purple Dandelion / Flowering Straw Skeleton Plant / Texas Skeleton Weed / Purple Dandelion / Flowering Straw

Skeleton Plant / Texas Skeleton Weed / Purple Dandelion / Flowering Straw



Skeleton Plant / Texas Skeleton Weed / Purple Dandelion / Flowering Straw



Skeleton Plant / Texas Skeleton Weed / Purple Dandelion / Flowering Straw

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All photographs are ©2006 Marshall Bowling.com

Flower Details

To 2 feet tall
Lavendar | Bluish | Pink | Rarely White
Texas | Oklahoma | New Mexico | Mexico