Centaurium texense - Lady Bird's Centaury

Centaurium texense – Lady Bird’s Centaury

Here’s another look at Lady Bird’s Centaury. this time a whole plant view.  As mentioned previously, Mountain Pink is similar but it occurs in tightly bunched profuse cones of flowers, like a bouquet. As you can see, Centaurium texense is more loosely configured. In the field, this difference helps in the identification.  Also obvious in this picture is the rocky calcareous soil in which it grows.