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What does the bluebonnet represent?

What does the bluebonnet represent?

The Great Spirits were kind to the young girl and admired her bravery. The rain immediately began to fall and, along with it, a great field of beautiful bluebonnets. Thus, the bluebonnet has also come to symbolize bravery and sacrifice, along with its great Texas-pride!

Why is the bluebonnet important?

Scientifically named Lupinus texensis, the bluebonnet is the official flower of Texas and was adopted by the Texas state legislature in 1901. The plants determination to come back, year after year, despite soil and weather conditions, is symbolic of the resilient people who call Texas their home.

How big is the bluebonnet?

In west Texas, the tall Big Bend bluebonnet grows up to three feet high! The shorter, more common Texas Bluebonnet grows east of a line going from northeast to southwest Texas. It grows 15 to 24 inches and blooms from early March to early May. The flower looks like a little bonnet when you look at it closely.

What color is a bluebonnet?

Most bluebonnets are blue and white, but the flowers actually come in varying shades of pink, purple, and white as well. The Barbara Bush Lavender is a selection of the Texas bluebonnet noted for its varying shades of lavender.

Is Bluebonnet poisonous?

Bluebonnets are toxic to humans and animals. Leave the flowers as you found them. Take advantage of Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center’s bluebonnet areas.

Do bluebonnets smell?

The scent of these blossoms has been diversely described; many people say they give off no scent at all, while a few have described the scent as ‘sickly sweet’. Bluebonnet seeds have a hard outer shell to protect from dry conditions as the plant grows better in moist years.

Are bluebonnets poisonous to humans?

Are Texas bluebonnets poisonous?

What happens if you take a bluebonnet?

With that said, picking bluebonnets on private property is illegal due to trespassing laws. It is also illegal to destroy any plant life in any Texas State Park. While it may be a myth that picking the beautiful blue flowers is illegal, conservation is crucial to preserving these delicate native plants.