Recent rain means lush, bright wildflowers across Texas
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There has been rain across much of Texas. Experts say it has contributed to a spectacular 2019 wildflowers season.
The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department announced the colorful displays. They include bluebonnets. They include buttercups. And they include Indian blanket. Jason Singhurst is a botanist. He says admirers of wildflowers can expect more concentrations. They will be seen through April and into May.
Agency officials say Texas has plenty of photo opportunities. It has more than 90 state parks. It has nearly 6,000 plant species.
Central Texas features bluebonnets. It also has Mexican hat. It has white milkwort. The Coastal Texas prairies have prairie clovers. They also have silverleaf sunflowers. The barrier islands have these, too. So does South Texas.
East Texas has trout lilies. It has wisteria. And it has flowering dogwood. North Texas has showy evening primrose. It has fleabane. And it has wild indigo.
West Texas has rigid paintbrush. It has yellow rocknettle. And it has the purple wooly locoweed.
CRITICAL THINKING QUESTION
Why do you think people would travel to come see the wildflowers in Texas?
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