Genesis 1:11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
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Wildflowers – Bluebonnets:
The bluebonnet is in the Lupinus genus. The Texas legislature officially adopted it as the State Flower in 1901. The plant draws its name from its color and because the flower petals look similar to a sunbonnet. Texas hosts six species of bluebonnet; the flower’s aliases include wolf flower, buffalo clover and el conejo.
The bluebonnet may grow a foot high with flowers up to 3/4 inch long and up to 2 ¼ inches wide. The flowers have a mild fragrance. Bluebonnets bloom from late March through April; you can spot them in fields and along roadways.
Fall is the best time for planting; over the winter they can develop a large root system to produce abundant flowers in the spring. Common seed colors are slate blue and tan. You can now purchase scarified seeds that will germinate in 10 days. Seeds that have not been scarified (chemically treated) have low germination rates; in the past bluebonnet seeds required months to germinate. Do not expect much the first season, as germination is delayed, which ensures survival of the species when conditions are not desirable. Bluebonnets will grow in most soils and need 8 to 10 hours of sunlight per day, along with good drainage.
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