Even though it was 91 degrees (F.) the first day we were in Austin, there weren’t many plants blooming. One exception was this blue-violet flowering shrub:
I was very surprised to find out the name, Texas mountain laurel or Sophora secundiflora. Quite different from the Mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia) up north. . . .
Although the plants look completely different, they share a characteristic: both are poisonous!
Great weekend, everyone. . . .