Love those Bluebonnets, but did you know....
Facts About The Bluebonnet
• The genus of Bluebonnet, Lupinus subcarnosus is also known as Buffalo clover, wolf flower,
and by the Mexicans - el conejo.
• Texas Bluebonnet is a hardy winter annual native to Texas.
• Bluebonnet Flowers are densely arranged on a spike with a characteristic ice white terminal tip.
• As the Texas Bluebonnet flower ages, one of the top petals turns purple-red.
• Blooming period of the Bluebonnet flowers is between March-May.
• The last racemes of the Bluebonnet, produced during the season tend to be shorter than
the first racemes.
• At full bloom, the Texas Bluebonnet plants are 30-50cm tall, 50-70cm in diameter, and have
a mounded form.
• The foliage of Texas Bluebonnet is yellow-green and is composed of alternate, palmately compound
leaves generally with 5 leaflets. Each individual leaflet is oblanceolate, 3-5cm long, and 12-16mm wide
at the widest position. Petiole length is 4-6 cm. Pods (30-50mm long and 6-10mm wide) become visible
about one month after anthesis, are densely pubescent, and contain 4-7 seeds each.
• Seeds of Texas Bluebonnets are light brown occasionally speckled with black.
• April 24 is Texas State Wildflower Day.