Monday, March 10, 2008
The bluebonnet, Lupinus texensis, is the state flower of Texas. The individual flower shape is similar to a woman's bonnet - thus the name. This cultivar is native only to Texas where you can enjoy its blooms in March and early April . Bluebonnets like well drained, light soil - so you can see why I'm so excited to have such a lovely volunteer in my heavy clay yard. I spread a few seed in one bed but very few germinated. Guess I'll have to head to Central Texas to really enjoy them! Click here for more info about bluebonnets and where they're blooming. You also may want to check out the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center website. It's has great info on all kinds of wildflowers and other native plants.