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State flower – Bluebonnet
Bluebonnets were adopted as the Texas state flower on March 7, 1901. Bluebonnets were once thought to have come over with the Spanish priests because the priests used to plant the flowers around their missions. However, there are many Indian folklores centered on the flowers that have them being here before the Spanish arrived. There are five different species of the plants with two of the most predominant species only growing naturally in Texas. In the 1930s the Texas Highway Department planted bluebonnets around the major highways throughout the state as part of a beautification project.
During the spring months, we at WOB love to boast about our beautiful bluebonnet patches. If you happened to miss them this year, come by next spring to get your iconic Texas picture.