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Start at the Center

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is the perfect starting point for your wildflower adventure, offering labeled displays of wildflowers and plenty of photo opportunities. The Center is conveniently located roughly 12 miles southwest of downtown Austin. It’s open every day 9 a.m. to  5 p.m., and you can grab lunch or purchase a wildflower guide while you’re here.

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2024 Wildflower Forecast

Our Wildflower Center experts are predicting the 2024 wildflower season to be a banner year of blooms.

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Texas Wildflower Watch

Looking for a realtime report of wildflowers blooming at the Center and all across Texas? Check out @Texas Wildflower Watch on Instagram. Tag your photos #TXWildflowers2024 so that we can know where the shows are happening!

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Everything Bluebonnets

Brush up on Texas’ state flower

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Hit the Road

Our list of wildflower drives across Texas covers high desert, Hill Country, prairies, bayous and beyond. Hit the road and explore some of the state’s best wildflower viewing opportunities.

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The 20 most common wildflowers you’ll see in Texas during spring and summer



Bluebonnet FAQ

All your questions about bluebonnets, answered


Monthly Bloom Chart

See what’s likely to be blooming throughout the season

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Wildflower Facts

Did you know that there are 2,700 kinds of wildflowers in Texas?

History of Beautification

Mrs. Johnson championed planting wildflowers along roadsides

Texas Wildflowers book

Field Guide

The perfect book to help you identify wildflowers on your adventures

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Power the Migration

Help monarch butterflies with the right native plants