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Tuesday - April 01, 2003

From: Austin, TX
Region: Southwest
Topic: Wildflowers
Title: More on bluebonnets
Answered by: Stephen Brueggerhoff

QUESTION:

Is there such a thing as a red bluebonnet?

ANSWER:

The pigments associated with the red flower color are closely related to pigments for blue in flower color, and it is not uncommon to have a Bluebonnet (Lupinus sp.) express red. Chances are that the flowers from seed coming from this plant will revert back to its true blue color.

 

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