A maroon version of the state flower that’s sprouted in the shadow of the University of Texas Tower in Austin has some wondering if it’s the work of Aggie pranksters.
The wildflower showing across Texas isn’t expected to be spectacular in the early spring but there could be a rebound before early summer.
A 15-acre park at the upcoming George W. Bush Presidential Center will simulate a Texas prairie — complete with a wildflower meadow and a blend of native grasses and trees.
An invasive weed commonly called bastard cabbage is blotting out large swaths of wildflowers, including the beloved bluebonnets, in some parts of Texas.
The forecast is calling for blankets of bluebonnets in Texas.
The fall and winter rains, combined with unusually warm temperatures for this time of year, have created the perfect mix for a spectacular wildflower season.