Bluebonnet is a State Flower of Texas

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Texas Five Star Realty, Plano Texas

 

Bluebonnet is a State Flower of Texas

 

Texas Bluebonnet is state flower of Texas
(Picture courtesy of Wikipedia)

 

Texas Bluebonnet in Eldorado Park Plano Texas

 

Bluebonnet is the state flower of Texas.

 

Bluebonnet is a plant which begins its life in the fall as a small, gravel-like seed. The seed has a hard seed coat that must be penetrated by wind, rain, and weather over the course of a few months (but sometimes several years). Growth continues over the mild winter months and then in the spring will take off and rapidly grow larger, before sending up a 20-50 cm tall plume of blue flowers (with bits of white and occasionally a tinge of pinkish-red).

 

A Bluebonnet plant is a biennial plant which is a flowering plant that takes two years to complete its biological lifecycle. In the first year the plant grows leaves, stems, and roots (vegetative structures), then it enters a period of dormancy over the colder months. Usually the stem remains very short and the leaves are low to the ground, forming a rosette. Many biennials require a cold treatment, or vernalization, before they will flower. During the next spring or summer, the stem of the biennial plant elongates greatly, or "bolts". The bluebonnet plant then flowers, producing fruits and seeds before it finally dies.

 

Because of the Texas weather, openness and size, you can see bluebonnet almost everywhere, including along the roads, highways, mountains, parks, and even in some backyards. The picture above shows bluebonnets in a field across a road in Texas. Again, bluebonnet flower is the state flower of Texas and it is illegal to pick them up.

 

Bahman Davani from Texas Five Star Realty Serving City of Plano Texas With the pride of living over 33 years in Plano, I am proud to serve as your Professional Real Estate Consultant and guide you through the selling, buying and leasing process, help you locate a suitable site for your business, provide neighborhood demographics and schools information, and more information.

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Bob Crane
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Thanks Bahman, I have learned something very interesting today, it sure makes for a beautiful field with these flowers.

Oct 07, 2013 04:36 PM #1
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Rose Martinez
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I believe the most beautiful highways are in Texas when the bluebonnet is in full bloom.  You can usually see families pulled over by the side of the road taking family photos amongst the fields of bluebonnets.

Oct 07, 2013 06:42 PM #2
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Gwen Banta
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Oh, how beautiful! I live in California, and I think our state flower is Cannabis :-)

Oct 07, 2013 08:03 PM #3
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Thank you all for your knid comments. And Rose, YES you are right. I do have several picture of mine among the field of bluebonnets.

Oct 07, 2013 11:01 PM #4
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Alan Kirkpatrick
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Bahman:

Beautiful photos love those flowers. Look foreward to spring in Texas each year. 

Oct 08, 2013 01:30 AM #5
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Marilyn Wier
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I love this state and love the miles of bluebonnets you can see while driving. I have stopped many times for family photos on the hillsides driving to Austin. GOD BLESS TEXAS!

Oct 10, 2013 01:11 AM #6
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Marilyn Wier
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Gwen just read your comment! Too funny!

Oct 10, 2013 01:11 AM #7
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Have never visited your State so I am not familiar with this flowering plant. Sounds beautiful!

Oct 10, 2013 11:05 PM #8
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Every state and place has its own unique things. If one day you decide to come to this area (dallas Fort Woth or Collin County), let me know, I will be your personal guide tour.

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