Lupinus texensis the texas bluebonnet or texas lupine is a species of lupine endemic to texas plus the mexican states of coahuila nuevo león and tamaulipas. It is an annual which begins its life as a small gravel like seed.
The lupinus texensic and lupinus subcarnosis species of bluebonnets only grow in texas.
Bluebonnet flower texas. Bluebonnets flowers are adored by many so much that it has legends and tales written about it. The prickly pear was named the state plant in 1995. Green field and blue flower bluebonnet white background bluebonnet isolated bluebonnet trees in texas blue wildflowers isolated bluebnnets texas morning rural field with blue flowers blue bonnets texas.
Lupinus perennis wild lupine. With other related species of lupines also called bluebonnets it is the state flower of texas. Even the state of texas was mesmerized by the bluebonnet flower that it was officially adopted to serve as the state s flower.
The shape of the petals on the flower resembles the bonnet worn by pioneer women to shield them from the sun. 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. Also known as the buffalo clover wolf flower and el conejo rabbit in spanish the vibrant sapphire blue petals are said to resemble the bonnets worn by pioneer women to shield them from the sun.
See bluebonnet flower stock video clips. Bluebonnet scientifically named lupinus texensis the bluebonnet is the official flower of texas and was adopted by the texas state legislature in 1901. Bluebonnet is a name given to any number of purple flowered species of the genus lupinus predominantly found in southwestern united states and is collectively the state flower of texas.
Bluebonnets being one of the state symbols can be seen growing in every corner of the state but the texas hill country seems to be their favorite place. 10 525 bluebonnet flower stock photos vectors and illustrations are available royalty free. Species often called bluebonnets include.
The texas state flower. Bluebonnet flowers were named for the blue color and sunbonnet shaped petals though not all bluebonnets are blue. Bluebonnets are not just the state flower texas has also designated an official bluebonnet tartan bluebonnet city ennis texas bluebonnet.
Named after the bonnets worn by pioneer women to shield them from the sun the bluebonnet epitomizes both beauty and poise. The fields bloom for about 6 weeks from march till mid april. When did bluebonnets become the texas state flower.
When spring comes to the lone star state it brings lots of beautiful colourful wildflowers to the hills and valleys of texas. According to the handbook of texas online the texas legislature bestowed that mantel upon the native blooms in 1901. It beat out both the prickly pear cactus and the cotton boll to claim it s right to fame.
Texas designated the bluebonnet as the official state flower in 1901. Texas bluebonnet lupinus texensis predominantly found in the southwestern parts of the united states allow us to formally introduce you to the official state flower of texas the bluebonnet. Lupinus concinnus bajada lupine.
Lupinus argenteus silvery lupine. Lupinus havardii big bend bluebonnet or chisos bluebonnet. Texas is known for its bluebonnets and even though it s not the only place in the u s where they can be found it is the only place you ll find both the lupinus texensic and lupinus subcarnosis species.