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Texas in Bloom - Bluebonnet

Mar 08, 2013 02:44PM ● Published by tina

The official state flower of Texas, the Bluebonnet

Lupinus texensis

In Bloom: March - May 

The official state flower, the Texas Bluebonnet can be found along most roadsides and fields throughout Texas, blanketing its surrounds in a sea of blue. The flower’s seeming ubiquity is due to the plantings of highway departments and local gardening clubs. Part of the legume family, this beloved flower grows anywhere from 15 to 24 inches tall.

Flower Fact: The bluebonnet became the Texas state flower in 1901. Seventy years later the state legislature named all six members of the lupine species of bluebonnets as official state flowers.

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