Sunday, April 4, 2010

It's Bluebonnet Season in South Texas!

It's bluebonnet season in south Texas, including our very own San Antonio.  The bluebonnet is the Texas state flower, and grows along Texas highways as a wildflower, returning year after year from seeds from the previous growing season.  The wind helps to spread the seeds, so you can find large areas of beautiful blue flowers along highways and in neighborhood yards, including mine!  These photos are from my backyard bluebonnets. 

You'll note there are also bluebonnets that are not blue!  Texas A&M University developed a hybrid bluebonnet that is Aggie maroon (Go Aggies!).  So in my yard, you'll see both colors that have come up from seed from last year's crop.  Enjoy!

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