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Wednesday - March 23, 2005

From: Henderson, NV
Region: Southwest
Topic: Wildflowers
Title: More on bluebonnets
Answered by: Nan Hampton

QUESTION:

When (month and week) do you think the "peak of bluebonnet blooming" will be this year in the Austin, Fredericksbug, and Llano, Texas area?

ANSWER:

The bluebonnets seem to be running a little late this year so our experts are thinking that the second week of April should be the peak. We have resources that offer information about wildflower sightings and driving routes that you can check.
 

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