Even a long hot, dry Texas summer can’t keep these wildflowers down. Snow on the mountain can be seen across the hill country in fields, meadows, canyons, and even floodplains. The interesting flowers of this plant contain only a single female flower surrounded by 30-35 male flowers, surrounded by 5 green-white lobes.
Also known as Bishop’s weed, snow on the mountain grows up to 3 feet tall with numerous branches to hold the flowers up to the sky.
The milky sap can irritate the skin, is considered poisonous, and overall, the plant has very little value to wildlife. The only bird that seems to be able to eat the seeds without any harm is the mourning dove. This is one of those lovely to look at but don’t touch plants.