Reminder for Spring Wildflower Season in TX

As spring wildflowers begin their annual show across Texas, it would be helpful for all of us to be on the lookout for Spotted Knapweed (Centaurea stoebe), the latest exotic invasive arrival in the Lone Star State. I wrote last year that Spotted Knapweed has never been found in Texas before and now it is here because of seed contamination susceptibility of the wild harvest model (WHM) used in some grassland restorations. Enjoy this year’s wildflower show – it should be a banner year in Far West Texas. Continue reading “Reminder for Spring Wildflower Season in TX”

Quintessential spring wildflowers of Texas

Most true Texans know what a Bluebonnet is.  The ones who do not, shame on them!  After all, it is the state flower.

The bluebonnet is to Texas what the shamrock is to Ireland, the cherry blossom to Japan, the lily to France, the rose to England, and the tulip to Holland.
– Jack Maguire, Historian Continue reading “Quintessential spring wildflowers of Texas”