Lady Bird Johnson said wildflowers “give us a sense of where we are in this great land of ours.” Right she was! From bluebonnets (Lupinus texensis) blanketing Hill Country roadsides and purple coneflowers (Echinacea purpurea) dotting Wisconsin prairies to California poppies (Eschscholzia californica) making good on their state’s nickname, wildflowers are admired nationwide — and they’re celebrated officially every first week of May. What better way to commemorate these iconic features of our landscapes than to get outside and learn more about them? During National Wildflower Week, the Center celebrates its reason for every season by offering guided walks in our gardens and at nature sites around Austin; we also provide on-site photo opportunities and educational activities for families. We hope you’ll enjoy participating in National Wildflower Week wherever you live and appreciate wildflowers this and every week of the year. Keep an eye on this page for event details and registration links to come.
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