What starts with a B and is a native Texan?
Bush, yes. But, we are not talking about people here. Let me reframe my question.
What starts with a B, is beautiful and is a native Texan?
The State flower of Texas – BLUE BONNETS! (Scientific name: Lupinus texensis)
Photo courtesy: www.galaxyphoto.com
This is my entry to the Flower Fest – The A – Z of Flowers hosted by Manisha. I am a day late and I hope my entry can squeeze into the final round-up.Blue bonnets start blooming in early spring and blankets of these wild flowers can be seen throughout central and south Texas from late March to early May. It is named for its blue color and the resemblence of its petals to a woman’s sunbonnet (worn as head coverings during the 18th century). They typically grow about 1 feet tall.
Seen below are pictures taken by a fellow-student Tim, at the Pickle research campus at Austin,TX in spring 2003. Come March-April and there is a rage of colours all around the campus – blues, reds, yellows – a magnificent treat for the eyes!!!
Photos courtesy: Tim Whiteaker