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Texas Bluebonnet, Lupinus texensis

By frostweed
August 19, 2013

This beautiful annual of the Fabaceae family is the most recognized Texas Native Wildflower.

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Name: Anna
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canadanna
Aug 18, 2013 7:42 PM CST
No Texas garden is complete without some Bluebonnets!
Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Aug 18, 2013 8:23 PM CST
Oh how pretty!
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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Aug 18, 2013 9:39 PM CST
Thank you Anna and Sharon, bluebonnets are really amazing. Smiling
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Name: Vicki
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vic
Aug 19, 2013 6:12 AM CST
Absolutely BEAUTIFUL Josephine Lovey dubby

I've read and seen photographs about blue bonnets my whole life. I wonder if I'll ever get to see them in person.

Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Aug 19, 2013 6:37 AM CST
Josephine, what beautiful pictures!
Every spring I look forward to seeing the bluebonnets! They are a beautiful sight, especially when they blanket a large area.

vic, you should get some seeds and plant some. nodding (Although, I will admit they aren't an easy seed to propagate but they are worth it!)

May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Aug 19, 2013 2:11 PM CST
Thank you Vicky and Christine.
As much as I love Bluebonnets they don't seem to like my yard, either too shady, or too much clay, of too crowded so I have no luck with them.
Luckily they grow very well along the highways south of Dallas and not far from my house, so I have to content myself when I get to take some good pictures on some years.

I say some years because if the rain hasn't been forthcoming during the fall and winter, the Bluebonnets and other wildflowers won't be very good.

I think that in other areas of Texas they are more reliable, at least I hope so.

Nevertheless they are always an amazing sight when it all comes together and the miracle happens. Hurray!
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Name: Marilyn
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CDsSister
Aug 19, 2013 8:40 PM CST

Love, love, love Bluebonnets. They are so beautiful on he hillsides of Texas. Thank you Lady Bird. Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Aug 21, 2013 6:52 AM CST
They are so beautiful! It makes me want to bend the rule about planting only wildflowers that are native to my area. Green Grin!
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