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Lupinus texensis /Texas Bluebonnet

Lupinus texensis  / Lupinus texensis
Among the most cherished of the wildflowers
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Among the most cherished of the wildflowers

Flowers and foliage

Naturalized stand of Texas bluebonnets

Typical spring scene in the Texas Hill Country

Close-up image of flowers and foliage

One of the new colors now found in bluebonnets

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Scientific Name: Lupinus texensis
Common Name: Texas Bluebonnet
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White, Blue
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Annuals for the Cool or Cold Season
Comments: Bluebonnet is the state flower of Texas. Several varieties in colors, other than the traditional blue, have been developed and released. This annual covers thousands of square miles of the southwestern countryside.