Early Spring at Sanctuary Ridge, Central Texas

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Date Photo Taken: 04/02/2014
Location: Lake Whitney, Texas
Posted By: Gram


This flowering tree seemed to bloom overnight ! The bees are buzzing madly with the occasional butterfly stopping to nibble and move on. From a distance and first glance, I thought it was a red bud tree. With camera’s macro lens, not at all ! Flowers are tiny with four petals each, seed pod looks like a cupped hand and the flower’s center resembles the azalea family. After several google image searches with key words, no luck in identifying this gorgeous creature. Please help !


  1. Linda Gay Unregistered says:

    Thanks for including the seedpod. It is Mexican Buckeye, Ugnadia speciosa. Spring bloomer, great tree!

    April 7th, 2014 at 11:08 pm

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