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Wildflowers of Texas, Plant Resources Center, University of Texas at Austin



Texas Bluebonnet   Lupinus texensis    
Pea family — Fabaceae

Also known as:
Buffal Clover, Texas Lupine

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The spring-blooming Texas bluebonnet is perhaps the best known and loved wildflower in Texas. It is the species of bluebonnet most familiar to Texans and that is most planted by the highway department, but all species of bluebonnets native to the state--of which there are at least six--share in the glory of being the official "State Flower of Texas".

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Flowering Months: March, April, May

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