Bluebonnets and Other Texas Wildflowers

March 29, 2011

Texas bluebonnets

We saw our first Texas bluebonnets in a ditch from the windows of the car rental shuttle at the Houston airport, but we couldn’t stop for photos.  That first sighting whetted my appetite, so the hunt was on.  I next saw some at a nursery in Chappell Hill.  Chappell Hill is on the “Bluebonnet Trail,” and I had read that one could sometimes find early blooms along the trail at Old Baylor Park in Independence, so we made a point to stop there.  We were in luck.

Potted bluebonnet for sale in a Chappell Hill nursery

Bluebonnets and white wildflowers at Old Baylor Park

Wildflowers in bloom at Old Baylor Park in Independence, Texas

 After Independence, bluebonnets proved elusive until later in our trip when we drove south of San Antonio.  Suddenly we saw bluebonnets growing in profusion in huge patches along I-37.

Texas bluebonnets along I-37 south of San Antonio

Bluebonnets along I-37

We saw plenty of other wildflowers along the roadsides of Texas.

Coral-colored Indian paintbrush near Old Baylor Park

Butterfly and wildflower

Flowering plum and butterfly

Tiny blue wildflowers

White wildflower

Cactus in San Antonio

Patch of evening primroses growing wild in a ditch

Coreopsis growing close to the ground, North Padre Island National Seashore

Prickly poppies, Aransas National Wildlife Refuge

Huge thistle near Aransas National Wildlife Refuge

Wildflowers in a meadow near Brazoria

Wisteria in bloom on the drive to Huntsville, Texas

Bee in the wisteria blossoms

6 Responses to “Bluebonnets and Other Texas Wildflowers”

  1. garden2day Says:

    What a pleasing view! These photos capture the true beauty of spring. Wow! I love these!


  2. Hello Rosemary, those are great photos and interesting blog! I really like them a lot, I’m not from Texas but now that I’m here I love bluebonnets. I just stumbled across your page while searching for info about bluebonnets. This past saturday I took my family and I out to a small patch of bluebonnets outside of Texas to get our first bluebonnet family portrait done. If you would like to see them here they are: http://infinitemagicphoto.com/2011/04/texas-blue-bonnet-family-portrait/


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