Rain and cooler temperatures favor wildflowers across Texas

bluebonnets

This year wildflowers sprouted earlier than usual and cooler temperatures have meant they’ve stuck around longer. Typically bluebonnets peek around the end of March and into mid-April; this year wildflower color began to show up as early as February in southern parts of the State. Because flowers have popped up earlier and are sticking around longer, it is wise to allow them to fully seed before mowing any grass that they may be in. If they are mowed before they go to seed, it could impact wildflower production next year.   Photo by Aaron Jones

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