Spring has officially arrived in Texas. Here are some pretty wildflowers that grow in the Lone Star State, including the state’s official flower, the bluebonnet.

Coneflower prefers low, moist, often clay soils, especially in prairies and flood plains.

Indian blanket, Also called firewheel, Indian Blanket flowers from April to June. When viewed in mass, its brilliant combinations of red, orange and yellow resemble brightly woven tapestries
The meadow pink blooms in spring and early summer.
Indian paintbrush. Colors can vary from scarlet to orange, cream, yellow and occasionally purple. Paintbrushes grow throughout the state and bloom in early spring.
Bluebonnet is the official state flower of Texas


Lazy daisy

Photos: Ana O’Reilly

Source: Lone Star Net

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Ana Astri-O’Reilly is from Argentina, where she lived until five years ago. She currently lives in Dallas, USA with her British husband, but they move a lot. Previously a translator and English and Spanish teacher, Ana first started writing to share her experiences and adventures with friends and family. She speaks Spanish, English and a smattering of Portuguese.