NATIONAL WILDFLOWER WEEK

Lady Bird Johnson said wildflowers “give us a sense of where we are in this great land of ours.” Right she was! From bluebonnets (Lupinus texensis) blanketing Hill Country roadsides and purple coneflowers (Echinacea purpurea) dotting Wisconsin prairies to California poppies (Eschscholzia californica) making good on their state’s nickname, wildflowers are admired nationwide — and they’re celebrated officially every first week of May. We hope you’ll enjoy participating in National Wildflower Week wherever you live and appreciate wildflowers this and every week of the year.