Flowers on the Mound

Wild Flowers on The Mound

Take a minute to browse through a sampling of flowers found on The Mound.

Wild FoxgloveField PansyBluebonnet

Wild Foxglove

Penstemon cobaea
  • Its relative produces digitalis, the heart medicine.
  • Its showy large purple flowers appear in May.

Field Pansy

Viola rafinsquil.
  • It is also called Johnny jump-up.
  • It appears in March.
  • It is not often seen on The Mound.


Lupinus texensis
  • It appears in April.
  • It is not native to The Mound, but is thriving.

Indian BlanketTall BluestemPrairie Grounsel

Indian Blanket

Gaillardia pulchella
  • It appears in May.
  • It is abundant, especially near the front gate.

Tall Bluestem

Andropogon gerardi
  • It is one of the rarest of the four major prairie grasses.
  • Pioneers called it Turkey Foot.

Prairie Groundsel

Senecio plattensis
  • It appears in March.
  • It is in the sunflower family.