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Expect 'typically terrific' wildflower season in Texas this year

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It's that time of year. Wildflowers are springing up all over the place, and experts say we're on track for another typical, but terrific, wildflower season.

It won't be the "wildflower frenzy" we had last year, but the folks at the University of Texas at Austin’s Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center say it will still be well worth a road trip to see them.

“We’re already seeing bluebonnets and a few other wildflowers pop up in small numbers along roadsides, particularly near the warmer urban core of Central Austin,” says Andrea DeLong-Amaya, director of horticulture at the Wildflower Center. “ Overall, wildflowers and other spring bloomers seem right on track. We expect beautiful displays to unfold over the next month or two as is typical.”

Bluebonnet displays generally peak around the first week of April. The Wildflower Center says iconic roadside and park-populating wildflowers such as Indian paintbrush, firewheel, pink evening primrose, prairie verbena and more are all expected to color the landscape in short order.

Want to find out more? CLICK HERE to explore the Wildflower Center’s new Texas Wildflower Central website.

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