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Texas in Bloom - Mexican Hat

Mar 08, 2013 02:49PM ● By tina

This late bloomer adds color through the late summer and into fall

Ratibida columnifera

In Bloom: May-October

Bearing a striking resemblance to a sombrero, the aptly named Mexican Hat is a latecomer to the annual Texas flower fiesta, blooming in May. Although late to the party, this flower enjoys its time in the limelight — often staying in bloom through September and into October.

Flower Fact: Regularly eaten by grazing animals, the Mexican Hat emits a strong odor that repels deer.

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