The Tradescantia (spiderwort) is still blooming! The red diamorpha has now gone to a deep burgundy color and if left alone, will fade to gray and will then seed themselves for another blooming for next year. That is why it is so very important to NOT step into any of the solution pits on Arabia Mountain. We want to see the red diamorpha again!
Richard and I were very happy to see these flowers! They are called Southern Sundrops and they were blooming all over the mountain. Their botanical name is Oenotherea fruticosa. (ee-NOTH-eh-ruh) and they are simply gorgeous. (They are in the evening primrose family...so Richard and I really call them "evening primroses" when we see them!) The buds are orange, but they bloom into this creamy yellow four petaled- loveliness!
With all this beauty on the mountain, there were also the yellow flowers just beginning to bloom on the prickly pear cactus, some of the white flowers of the sandwort and all over the mountain, the beautiful perfectly- named Sparkleberry was blooming!
These bushes look as if they are dead in the winter, but look how they come back to life! These are even on the very top of Arabia Mountain. The blooms are like small white bells and they have a wonderful sweet fragrance.
Just we were leaving the mountain, we saw another blooming tree...
We don't know the name...but it smelled so sweet.
No matter what it is called, I love it just as I love all the blooms on Arabia Mountain.