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Apr 8, 2013 10:25 PM CST
|Lupinus subcarnosus Hook. has the common name Sandyland bluebonnet or sometimmes shares with his brother Lupinus texensis the common name Texas bluebonnet.|
Lupinus subcarnosus grows naturally in sandy soil, hence the name Sandyland.
The Bluebonnet epithet, is due to the resemblance of sunbonnets wore in old times, by the pioneer Texas women in attempt to protect themselves from the sun and winds.
It is endemic to Texas and was first time collected in Texas at San Felipe by scotish naturalist Thomas Drummond in 1835.
Drummond took the specimens to botanist William Jackson Hooker, who described the Lupinus subcarnosus. (William Jackson Hooker described the Lupinus texensis, too, on specimens collected by Jean Louis Berlandier in 1828).
In 1901 Lupinus subcarnosus became the Texas State Flower.
Seventy years later, the Legislature fixed a confusion that led to disputes over time. This because in fact Bluebonnet is name for several species of lupine native in Texas. The dispute was solved very elegant in 1971. State Legislature made all other Bluebonnet from Texas the State Flower.
Picture taken on April 08, 2013, Victoria Tx.
Book about Bluebonnet
The Texas Bluebonnet by Jean Andrews; University of Texas Press Austin,
Apr 8, 2013 10:37 PM CST
|Pictures taken on April 08, 2013, Victoria Tx. |
I found the plants in an area with sandy soil.
Leaves palmately compound. Leaflet rounded at apex.
wing petal inflated
I do not know if I will see the fruits mature. Area in which I found plants is an area for walking and is mowed occasionally.
To read about Lupinus texensis and compare photos, see here: The thread "Texas Bluebonnet, Lupinus texensis." in Wildflowers forum
Apr 9, 2013 6:42 AM CST
|Justin, all I can say is You are amazing!!! |
Wildflowers are the Smiles of Nature.
Gardening with Texas Native Plants and Wildflowers.
Apr 9, 2013 7:36 AM CST
Laugh and the world laughs with you. Cackle maniacally and people back away from you slowly.
Apr 9, 2013 8:39 AM CST
|Sooooo Beautiful!! |
Lucky You, Justin, to find them growing! and great info too!
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb
Apr 9, 2013 10:18 AM CST
| Been wanting to go on road trip to see these...|
God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone, but on trees and flowers and clouds and stars. ~Author unknown, commonly attributed to Martin Luther