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Spring bloom update from Wildflower Center

Written by , published April 9, 2013

Texas wildflowers are so delicately beautiful that it’s no surprise their annual blooms are subject to the whims of spring weather.

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin says spring showers bode well for some wildflower blooms, while cool spring temperatures are delaying others.

“Look for the wildflower season to improve as we get deeper into spring and into the early summer, when wildflowers that need less rainfall traditionally reach their peak,” Damon Waitt, the center’s senior director, said in a press release.

Here are some highlights from Tuesday's press release:

  • “Cool temperatures have also encouraged Texas bluebonnets, blackfoot daisies and other early bloomers to stick around longer in locations where there was enough fall rain for them to flower.  In other areas, the cool weather delayed the peak of some blooms.”
  • “Among the good viewing options are: bluebonnet patches along roadways near Brenham, Texas. Other Washington County sightings include many coreopsis along Highway 290 East near Hempstead and winecups and other wildflowers where that highway intersects with FM 1488.”

Be sure to check out our April cover story about beautiful wildflower drives, and join us May 4-12 for the Texas Highways annual wildflower photo exhibit at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

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