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Tuesday - April 17, 2012

From: Bastrop, TX
Region: Southwest
Topic: Planting, Herbs/Forbs, Wildflowers
Title: When do you put out bluebonnet seeds in Bastrop, TX?
Answered by: Jimmy Mills

QUESTION:

When do you put out bluebonnet seeds?? I hear fall but don't the seeds pop out of dried up plants in early summer?

ANSWER:

This is an often-asked question, so the Wildflower Center has placed three articles in the All About Bluebonnets box  on our How to Articles page. These articles should answer most of your questions about bluebonnets.



 

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Texas bluebonnet
Lupinus texensis

Texas bluebonnet
Lupinus texensis

Texas bluebonnet
Lupinus texensis

Texas bluebonnet
Lupinus texensis

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