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Saturday - May 02, 2015

From: Lockhart, TX
Region: Southwest
Topic: Propagation, Herbs/Forbs
Title: Can bluebonnet pods be gathered when green in Lockhart, TX
Answered by: Jimmy Mills

QUESTION:

Can bluebonnet seed pods be gathered when green? Will the seed be capable of germinating next season?

ANSWER:

If you plan on planting your bluebonnet seeds, you need to wait until the seeds are ripe before you collect them.
These two links will help you grow bluebonnets

All about Bluebonnets from our How to guides

Xanthan Gardens


 

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Texas bluebonnet
Lupinus texensis

Texas bluebonnet
Lupinus texensis

Texas bluebonnet
Lupinus texensis

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