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Wildflowers

Wildflower Sightings

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Pippa M says:

Tall shrub bush with long slender green leaves and small spiky creamy white flowers. The bees appeared to love these tiny flowers.

Plants Seen: Golden weed, wild

Sighted on: 2016-09-16

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  • Plants Seen: Unknown yellow flowers
Jack D says:

These pretty yellow flowers popped up all over my yard after a big rain, following an 8-week drought. Can anyone identify this?

Plants Seen: Unknown yellow flowers

Sighted on: 2016-08-22

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Janet O says:

We've had a lot of rain and they came up last night at the top of the bluff. Very pretty!

Plants Seen: Prairie Lily, Rain Lily

Sighted on: 2016-08-17

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Sarah R says:

BRIDE'S BONNET (Clintonia uniflora): Sighted in woodsy area overlooking the ocean, named "Steep Hill" area of the Crane's Estate.

Plants Seen: Bride's Bonnet

Sighted on: 2016-05-14

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Cristino S says:

Plants Seen: Butterfly Milkweed

Sighted on: 2016-04-28

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Deb C says:

On the grounds of TAMU-SA

Plants Seen: Indian Blanket, Indian Paintbrush, Texas Bluebonnet, Black eyed Susans, Goldenwave Tickseed, Pink evening primrose

Sighted on: 2016-04-27

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Alex C says:

Those rains did the flowers some good!

Plentiful swaths of Indian Blanket along the sides of the roads west of Llano on TX-29, as well as Clasping Coneflower, especially near Inks Lake SP by the Bird Blind area just off State Park Road 4.

Very nice, vibrant displays on TX-16 south to RR-965 on into Enchanted Rock.

Some terrific Lace Cacti flowers (pink and yellow) in Enchanted Rock as well, along with a few others of varying shapes/sizes/colors.

Also drove along 1323 eastbound to 281 to 290 E, which had a few nice spots, but was overall not too eventful (did not drive Willow City Loop).

Plants Seen: Clasping Coneflower, Indian Blanket, Lace Cactus, Texas Bluebonnet, Texas Indian Paintbrush

Sighted on: 2016-04-23

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Marc S says:

Bluebonnets fading but indian paintbrush and orange/red Gallardia as well as yellow black eye susans are great.

Plants Seen: Black eyed Susans, Indian Paintbrush

Sighted on: 2016-04-23

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Mh W says:

Was told by phone inquiry that flowers would be not good and past peak, but began from Austin, via 71 to 281 Johnson City, to Rt 1323, to Willow Loop, to Llano, Burnet and Marble Falls, (1431, 1855, Ranch Rd 4, 2342). Most spectacular this year. Wide roadside displays penetrating to fields afar! Rt 16 to Llano and 1323 to and including Willow Loop especially beautiful. Broad fields of yellow and orange flowers, wide roadside patches and fields of beautiful blue bonnets mixed with paintbrush, primrose, wine cups, indian blanket, phlox, and many others. Bluebonnets were full and tall. Colors were vibrant. My camcorder broke so had to rely on camera but really needs camcorder to record full effect. Outing, including stopping for pictures was 6-7 hours and I was never disappointed. Wanted to see before 4 days of predicted rain. If any remain after weather pattern, please take the time to enjoy God's beautiful panorama! Remember, the flower patterns change every year. Saw many flowers that I could not identify.

Plants Seen: Cone Flower, Indian Blanket, Pink evening primrose, Texas Bluebonnet, Texas Sunflower, Wine Cup, Indian Paintbrush

Sighted on: 2016-04-16

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Brenda L says:

South side of Hwy 82 before Main St. stands of fleabane mixed with prairie verbena and spiderwort. Also by power sub-station. Lemon paintbrushes about 5 miles west of Muenster on south side.

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Sighted on: 2016-04-15

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Jackie S says:

This was an amazing loop with loads of Blue Bonnets and Indian Paint brush. With some long horns thrown in also. This was the best sighting I think we have found of the blue bonnets. You could look down over fields of blue bonnets. and they were everywhere as you drove along. There were places where there were streams that had blue bonnets next to them also. If you are still looking for wild flower pictures you can find plenty on 16 going north out of Fredricksburg to Willow City and then going to Llano. A must see area for blue bonnets and indian paint brush.

Plants Seen: Daisy, Indian Blanket, Wine Cup, Indian Paintbrush, Bluebonnets

Sighted on: 2016-04-07

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Kenneth F says:

Fields of. Bluebonnets. Nice rest stop. Have a picnic.

Plants Seen: Bluebonnets

Sighted on: 2016-04-03

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Kenneth F says:

Sightings were sporadic this year, but worth the time. Some of the better views were on Kreuger Rd and at intersection of 2754&159 there is.beautiful field of many flower types (yellow, blue, red, purple) with a row of bailed hay as a backdrop.

Plants Seen: Indian Paintbrush, Purple Prairie Verbena

Sighted on: 2016-04-02

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Jim M says:

South of Llano on Hwy 16 & east on Hwy 29 / The best roadside blooms I've seen in seven years of going down there except for a couple I skipped due to droughts. This year at this point there's about 10% of a normal good year the other side of the fences but the roadsides are fantastic.

Plants Seen: Bluebonnets, Indian Paintbrush

Sighted on: 2016-03-31

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Charles T says:

On 3-17-2016 there were many nice stands of bluebonnets between FM 386 and Pontotoc on Hwy 71 (between Brady and Llano). Also saw a nice stand of Bluebonnets and some Indian Paintbrushes on Hwy 16 near the Oxford Ranch Campground. There were some Bluebonnet patches On CR 315 just South of Llano.

This past weekend, I went back to Hwy 71 - between FM 386 and Pontotoc. There were twice as many Bluebonnets. This week is probably peak for that area. There are several nice, thick stands of Bluebonnets along the stretch of road.Look for the San Saba County line sign if going toward Brady.

I posted some of the photos at Flickr:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/roadcat1957/?ytcheck=1

and at my website:
http://www.longskyimages.com/p586860150

Plants Seen: Bluebonnets

Sighted on: 2016-03-29

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Bea F says:

First I noticed them in the first half (!) of March. I made the very first pic only on March 14. There is a narrow lane on Almeda, opposite to the Med Center post office, where most bluebonnets are.

Plants Seen: Bluebonnets

Sighted on: 2016-03-28

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Carlos A says:

Beautiful Texas Bluebonnet sighting. We spent a good hour taking pictures from 5.30pm to 7pm. Great time and sun light quality to take pictures. Worth the drive from Katy, TX.

Plants Seen: Bluebonnets

Sighted on: 2016-03-27

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Julie N says:

Beautiful thick passages of Bluebonnets, with many cars stopped to take Easter photos. North on 408 we saw even more!

Plants Seen: Bluebonnets

Sighted on: 2016-03-27

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James V says:

I spent two days looking for fields of wildflowers and found 3 fields that were worth visiting. 362 and also on 2988 in Whitehall and corner of 2754 and 159 in Industry. The fields are Indian Paintbrush and Bluebonnets and are massive. All the fields listed are family friendly and easily accessible. There is grass steadily creeping up on them, so if you are going to see them, this Easter is the time. I got a few great shots for my portfolio, but I won't have time to process them right now for my website. In the meantime, I wanted everyone to see these gems in this hit and mostly miss wildflower season of 2016.

Plants Seen: Bluebonnets, Indian Paintbrush

Sighted on: 2016-03-27

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Nancy S says:

We saw tons of bluebonnets & paintbrush on hwy 287,
Just South of Waxahachie. They were thick. Beautiful.

Plants Seen: Acute Indian Paintbrush, Bluebonnets

Sighted on: 2016-03-27

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Ken B says:

Drove to La Vernia yesterday. Saw loads of Indian paintbrushes and a few bluebonnets.

Plants Seen: Bluebonnets, Indian Paintbrush

Sighted on: 2016-03-26

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J B says:

Nice medium size field of bluebonnets on N side of road. also pale purple flowers, bright yellow clumped daisies. Afew others in small numbers. W. of Pattison on FM1458

Plants Seen: Bluebonnets

Sighted on: 2016-03-26

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Meme M says:

Beautiful field on Willow City Loop. Even saw some white Poppies.

Plants Seen: Texas Bluebonnet

Sighted on: 2016-03-23

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Juliet M says:

Oh! I'm sure glad you didn't pick those "white poppies"! I've driven that road in Springs past and I do believe they are actually bull nettle and it will hurt like the dickens! My cousin and I did this when we were kids and we were sure sorry.

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Ralph H says:

Do NOT waste your time going to Washington Co or NW Austin now. I covered Shelby, Industry, Blieberville, Brenham, Old Washington, William Penn, Independence, & Chapel Hill today. (US 290, State 105, and numerous farm roads and county lanes. Very few flowers.) It may get hot, but the grass is growing like mad & many flowers may be difficult to see. I am from Washington County and I know the area well. The best I saw were 2 fields of red blankets, one between Brenham & Shelby (FM 389) and another on TX 105 about a mile west of the Brazos bridge in the Cole's Creek bottom.

Plants Seen: Indian Blanket

Sighted on: 2016-03-21

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Alex C says:

Driving to and from Enchanted Rock and Fredericksburg from Llano. Plenty of bluebonnets, paintbrush and others I don't know well enough to identify, including some vibrant pink/purple flowers.

Plants Seen: Bluebonnets

Sighted on: 2016-03-12

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Ken B says:

Hi Alex,
The pink/purple flowers might be Annual Phlox. You can perform a search of the flowers database using bloom months, bloom color, and location to see possibilities if you want to try to identify the flowers. Thanks for sharing your sighting!