When I see a wildflower like these purple horsemint, I think of one thing:
In fact, when I spied what looked like furry grape popsicles standing out among the rest of the wildflowers in our neighboring master-planned community over the weekend, I called them purple Seussians. They just look like something Theodor Seuss Geisel would’ve had in one of his books. As in “Horton Hears a Who While Smelling the Purple Seussians.”
Even though the purple variety predominate, some white horsemint bring a paler Seussian touch.
I even spotted a hybrid Seussian to add to the fun.
But the Seussians weren’t the only wildflowers that caught my eye the other day.
Much to my surprise, there still were bluebonnets blooming! I figured that since Texas’ beautiful state flower had appeared so early this year, they’d be long gone by early May. But there were several patches still hanging on.
The good news? The bees must have had their fill of all the bluish-purple flowers’ goodness, so there were none around to chase me.
Not one bee? That was okay with me!