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Brighten Up Your Road Trips with the 2024 Wildflower Forecast

March 6, 2024 | By Asher Elbein

Last summer, months of brutal temperatures and drought parched Texas, baking the landscape into a crisp dead brown.

Your Guide to Maximizing Texas Wildflower Season

February 27, 2024 | By Dina Gachman

A Springtime Drive Through Flowering Fields in Central Texas

April 11, 2023 | By John Clark

Beauty and the Beast: The Battle of the Bluebonnet Co-Capitals of Texas

April 6, 2023 | By John Lumpkin

When the Texas Legislature focuses on bluebonnets, it can take unprecedented action, with our State Flower getting drawn into regional rivalries and larger political disputes.

Celebrate Spring Wildflowers in Texas at These Festivals and Trails

March 15, 2023 | By Amanda Ogle

Beautiful wildflowers are popping up across the state from March through May. And while we all love our bluebonnets, other types of wildflowers keep the landscapes colorful as well, including Indian paintbrushes, Mexican hats, pink evening primrose, horsemint, and firewheels (also known as Indian blankets).

2023 Wildflower Forecast: Bluebonnets Arrive Early Ahead of a Lush Blooming Season

March 10, 2023 | By Asher Elbein

Spring has settled over Texas, and with it, the roadsides and pastures of Texas are beginning to bloom in carpets of wildflowers.

The Texas State Flower: Bluebonnet

November 8, 2022 | By John Lumpkin

From Bluebonnets to Pecans to 42? Texas Can’t Get Enough of Its State Symbols

July 1, 2022 | By John Nova Lomax

Where to See Texas Wildflowers This Spring

February 28, 2022 | By Melissa Gaskill

A 1920s Modernist Interpretation of Texas Bluebonnets

February 24, 2022 | By Traces of Texas

Everett Gee Jackson didn’t plan to become an artist. Born in Mexia in 1900, Jackson enrolled at Texas A&M University in 1918 to study architecture.

Despite February Storm, Experts Predict a Colorful Texas Wildflower Bloom

March 8, 2021 | By Sabrina LeBoeuf

Winter Storm Uri’s snow, ice, and frigid temperatures took a toll on flora and fauna across Texas.

‘The Father of Texas Painting’ Lives on Via Twitter

February 25, 2021 | By Austin Kleon

Legislators named the bluebonnet the state flower in 1901, but the man who would become famous for painting them, Julian Onderdonk, was leaving Texas for New York at the time.

The Bucolic Beauty of a Blanket of Bluebonnets

February 25, 2021 | By TH Staff

Wildflower Photo Contest Winner: Spangled Up In Bluebonnets, 1954-Style

February 27, 2020 | By Traces of Texas

Catch May’s Second Wave of Wildflower Blooms While You Still Can

May 6, 2019 | By John Lumpkin

This May, the Texas Hill Country is proving there is more than bluebonnets to revere. A second wave of blooms is eclipsing the dazzling bluebonnet crop with prolific Indian blanket, reddish-purple winecup, pinkish primrose, coreopsis, and others. The same combo of rain and sun that produced the bluebonnet displays are benefitting this second wave, as well.

Identifying Texas Wildflowers with The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and Studio 512 in Austin

April 11, 2019 | By TH Staff

Senior horticulturist Julie Marcus helps identify the common wildflowers blooming this spring

Gallery: Wildflowers of the Hill Country

April 2, 2019 | By TH Staff

For our March 2019 issue, we sent photographer Theresa DiMenno out to capture spring color in 2018. These are some of our favorite images that we didn’t have room for in the issue.

In Ennis, Wildflowers Beckon Weekenders in Pursuit of Small-Town Charm

February 19, 2019 | By Allison McNearney

Founded in 1872 by the Houston and Texas Central Railway, Ennis is a product of two pillars of Texas’ 19th-century economy: cotton and the railroad. While Ellis County is no longer a top cotton producer, the railroad still plays a role in connecting Ennis’ thriving manufacturing industry with the world.

Four Wildflower-Focused Texas Road Trips (Plus Guaranteed Photo Ops)

February 12, 2018 | By Melissa Gaskill

At Texas Highways, we’ve learned a few things over the years about spring wildflowers in Texas: We have lots of them, many kinds, all over the place. We’ve learned this, too: Once Mother Nature shakes off winter’s chill, there’s no better way to celebrate the new season than with a wildflower-focused road trip.

Scenic Route: Turkey Bend Recreation Area

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Going to the Chappell

March 12, 2009 | By Angela Fox

“They are just like people,” says Sister Angela of the miniature horses bred on the Franciscan Poor Clare Nuns’ farm north of Chappell Hill.

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