As we all know, the State Flower is the Bluebonnet, and spring time is Bluebonnet time in the great state of Texas. But did you know there are actually 5 state flowers! Don’t get too excited though, they are all some variation of bluebonnets! Some bluebonnets are not even blue! They can be white, pink and even maroon. These beautiful flower bloom in late March and early April. Some say that the Lone Star of Texas flag was fashioned after a spot of white bluebonnets among a field of blue ones. It is also said that a pink bluebonnet is a symbol to survive and a memory of those who dies so that Texas could be free. To learn more about bluebonnet lore and history visit the Texas Bluebonnets website.
Some of the best places to see bluebonnets are in Austin off of Hwy 360, Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center, Bull Creek and 45th Street. You can even venture to Brennham and go to the Bluebonnet Festival April 11-13. For more information you can visit bluebonnetfestival.org.