Mark D. Roberts

Texans love their bluebonnets, and I can see why. This year, with lots of rain in the Hill Country, we’re enjoying a parade of bluebonnets, though I’ve been told that they can be even better than this.

Bluebonnets are, in fact, in the Lupin family (Lupinis). The Lupinis texenis is the favorite of Texans, though any species of Lupin counts as the state flower.

Here are a couple of pictures of bluebonnets that I took recently:

Bluebonnets in Boerne

A small field of bluebonnets in front of a home in Boerne, Texas.

Bluebonnets in the Hill Country

Bluebonnets, with some lavendar-colored Prairie Verbena mixed in.
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