Came across the first spider lily of the year on Noble Road Trail in George Bush Park yesterday, March 5. Same place as last year. Even had a spider on it -- one with translucent legs. See third picture (macro shot from underneath the flower against the sky) below.
This plant likes the wetlands (marshes and ditches) and is a pretty rare wildflower in our area, though native. I have seen one North of Patterson Rd in Addicks Reservoir too. Scientific name: Hymenocallis floridana (Raf.) Morton (Florida spiderlily).
|Spiderlily with spider on it|
|Noble Road Trail in George Bush Park in early March|