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Wildflowers are Already Blooming, Look for a Colorful Spring Along the Roadsides

Wildflowers are Already Blooming, Look for a Colorful Spring Along the Roadsides

Look for this to be a good spring for brightly colored wildflowers along Texas roads, thanks to the wetter than normal winter, 1200 WOAI's Michael Board reports.

 

  "The fall rains that moved through Texas last fall and then the sustaining rainfall we have gotten throughout the winter have made for good conditions," Damon Wiatt at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin told 1200WOAI news.

 

  Last spring was one of the worst wildflower seasons in memory due to the ongoing drought, so this spring will appear to be particularly spectacular.

 

  Wiatt says the quality of the flowers will vary due to the rainfall that was received in each part of the state, and the March freeze will also affect the wildflower population.

 

  "We have already seen some big bluebonnet fields along I-37 near Corpus Christi, and San Antonio will see some bluebonnet patches picking up pretty soon," Wiatt said.

 

  There have also been outbreaks of Drummond Phlox, the familiar red colored wildflower, around the state, especially in south and east Texas.

 

  So expect to see plenty of families pulled off to the side of the road to take pictures of their kids standing in bluebonnet fields, which is one of the true Texas traditions.

 

 

 

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