Rosita in bloom at Abilene State Park

Okay, here’s a preview of some of the upcoming images I just promised. Here’s one of my favorite (there will be more!) wildflowers from Abilene State Park (Texas) this spring.  This is Centaurium calycosum (family = Gentianaceae) commonly caused Rosita or Buckley’s Centaury. This plant is supposedly toxic to livestock.

Does this species remind anyone of a flower that looks very similar and is easily confused with Rosita?

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