Bluebonnets, Texas Rite of Spring


Bluebonnets (Lupinus texensis) are the Texas State flower.


Once a patch is established, they will drop their seeds for next year’s show.


Bees love them.  Enlarge the photo to see the bee loaded with pollen.


Texans are crazy for Bluebonnets.  Texas highways, fields and bayous are filled with them in the spring. There are maps, trails, and blogs marking the best places for viewing the beloved state flower.  It is a tradition for every Texan to have a  photo taken in a patch of Bluebonnets.  Nothing stirs the heart of a Texan more than a waving field of Bluebonnets and if there happens to be a Longhorn standing in the middle of them, it is nirvana!

2 Comments on “Bluebonnets, Texas Rite of Spring”

  1. kerbey says:

    i keep looking for them so we can take pictures, and all we find are little patches. 😦

  2. Holleygarden says:

    We do love our bluebonnets! They are such a pretty state flower. Yours are just gorgeous.

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