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Bluebonnet flowers

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Bluebonnet Colony Flowering 5878

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And now here are some bluebonnets, Lupinus texensis, at their floral peak, but viewed more closely than you could see them in the picture of the colony two days ago. I’ve read that the reddish areas visible on some of the bluebonnets are an indication that the pollen on those flowers is getting old and may no longer be viable. If true, that would be a sign to pollinators to make better use of their time on fresher flowers.

This photograph is from March 30th along Interstate 35 in Williamson County.

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

April 3, 2014 at 6:03 AM

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