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Pamela P says:

I think this is a yellow beard

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Sighted on: 2017-10-23

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Jim K says:

Wanted to confirm that the identification is correct.

Plants Seen: Evening rain lily

Sighted on: 2017-08-07

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Ken B says:

Hi Jim,
Looks like an evening rain lily to me.
Cheers,
Ken

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Dan R says:

Several groups of tall Indian Paintbrush...small patches south of the intersection and large patches North of the intersection toward Benbrook (East side of road)...I can't find the exact spices anywhere...they are very tall...about 2 1/2 to 3 feet tall with a long bloom and the plant is mostly a single stalk full of feather-like leaves that are larger closer to the ground...I just entered Teas verity???

Plants Seen: Texas Indian Paintbrush

Sighted on: 2017-06-10

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Tina L says:

"weed" that I did not pull out.

Plants Seen: Purple Prairie Verbena

Sighted on: 2017-05-24

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Marie K says:

Blankets of yellow wildflowers cover the grass on both sides of the highway and the medians. It is glorious!

Plants Seen: Not sure

Sighted on: 2017-05-06

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  • Llano
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Charles T says:

Saw several nice stands of Bluebonnets and Indian paintbrush North of Mason on Hwy 283.

Extremely nice displays between Mason and Llano on Hwy 29. One contributor below mentioned this area as well and how difficult it was to find a place to pull off and photograph. This is correct, good parking spaces were hard to find. The intersection of FM 2768 and Hwy 29 is a good place to pull over. There is a very large paved apron on the North side of the road. The bluebonnets seemed to be moving past peak, but the Indian Paintbrushes were going strong. The drive alone was worth being on that road. I wish I could have seen it one week earlier.

Hwy 71 - going Northwest from Llano to Brady is still an excellent drive. The bluebonnets are in various stages here - some at peak - some pushing past peak. The paintbrushes are going strong. The Indian Blanket - or Firewheels - are just getting going. There are some white prickly poppies at various locations along this road. Hwy 71 remains one of my favorite locations for photography. There are numerous places on the roadside where one can park safely; and the landscape is beautiful. The light during the last two hours of the day is very beneficial for flower photography on this road. There are still some good flower stands to be seen on this drive.

I have put together a you tube video of my trips this year.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUXnSsmZTbU

I am continuing to add photos to my flicker feed.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/roadcat1957/

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Sighted on: 2017-04-01

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Peggy T says:

Just amazing field of bluebonnets off the highway. It is solid blue. Definitely check it out now while they're blooming. Easy to stop and take pics in. Some Indian paintbrush are also blooming in the are as well.

Plants Seen: Texas Bluebonnet

Sighted on: 2017-04-01

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Gary D says:

South Texas fields FM755 Encno to Rio Grande City

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Sighted on: 2017-03-29

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Beverly R says:

Bluebonnets starting to bloom along the esplanade on Westbrae Parkway, from 10600 to 12000 block. There are also a few Mexican hat coneflowers, and likely others a bit later. This street lies between the 10800 block of South Gessner and the 9000 block of West Bellfort.

Plants Seen: Texas Bluebonnet

Sighted on: 2017-03-28

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Sparky S says:

Magnificent wildflowers along the north side of 79 near the Palm Valley Lutheran Church.

Plants Seen: Bluebonnets, Indian Blanket

Sighted on: 2017-03-26

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Marc M says:

TX 29 is lined up with Bluebbonets and Paintbrushes from Llano to Mason. But there is hardly a place to pullover besides driving on the patches themselves. I found this field 10 minutes West of Llano on TX 29 before CR 402.

Plants Seen: Texas Bluebonnet, Texas Indian Paintbrush

Sighted on: 2017-03-26

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David H says:

All along interstate between San Antonio and Mathis saw bluebonnets and other wildflowers.

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Sighted on: 2017-03-26

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Bill M says:

A very nice field of Texas paintbrush with a few scattered bluebonnets about midway on this county road southwest of Llano.

Plants Seen: Texas Bluebonnet, Texas paintbrush

Sighted on: 2017-03-24

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Glenda K says:

The wildflowers on the trails in Ennis are not yet showing, but the city seeded this park last year and the wildflowers are gorgeous.
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL98/734416/24763377/413228480.jpg
Second photo was taken just across the bridge at Highview Park, a private campsite park on Lake Bardwell.
We also went to Nacogdoches to see the Ruby Mize Gardens of Azaleas. None left. All azaleas were gone.

Plants Seen: Bluebonnets, Indian Paintbrush

Sighted on: 2017-03-24

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Catherine M S says:

South side of highway, just east of Clark Lake Road. Between Weatherford and Cool

Plants Seen: Indian Paintbrush, Texas Bluebonnet, Winecup

Sighted on: 2017-03-23

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Sighted on: 2017-03-22

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Jim B says:

East entrance on RM 965 to Enchanted Rock SP from hwy 16 (North of Fredericksburg / south of LLano; Tall and lush, very nice! Very fragrant

Lost Hollow Rd (North of 965) great too

Willow City Loop... sparse on 22 March 17

Plants Seen: Indian Paintbrush, Texas Bluebonnet

Sighted on: 2017-03-21

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Marc M says:

From TX 71 starting west of US 281, all the way to Llano. The road is lined up on both sides with bluebonnets at their peak. Some Indian Paintbrushes here and there.

Plants Seen: Texas Bluebonnet

Sighted on: 2017-03-19

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Charles T says:

I spent some time driving the past few days in the Llano area. Here is a summary of what I found.

1. The best displays I saw were between Llano and Burnet on Hwy 29 up to the 1431 intersection. There are numerous stands of Bluebonnets and Indian paintbrush on this road. One of the best displays is about 1/2 mile West of the Hwy 29/1431 intersection. There are two very wide parking areas on both sides of the road which makes it easy and safe to park and observe. This is a good spot to park for awhile and take many photos.

2. There are several areas on Hwy 71 between Brady and Llano that are very nice. The countryside on this stretch of road is nice and green.

3. East Hwy 71 from Llano to Austin has some very nice hillsides and right of ways covered with Bluebonnets. Some of these plants seemed to be past peak while other areas on this road seemed new. This is a nice drive. Very nice displays.

4. Hwy 16 between Fredericksburg and Llano have some nice, but smaller displays. This area seemed drier than the ones described above.

5. The road from Hwy29/1431 intersection to Kingsland has some nice displays. Hard to find a place to park safely though.

6. I took two drives two days apart. On the second day, I could tell that more flowers had popped up. This week should be a good time to go out and see some flower displays.

Here is a link to my Flickr photo stream.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/roadcat1957/

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Sighted on: 2017-03-18

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Ken B says:

Wow Charles, thank you for sharing your experiences and fantastic photos!

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Victoria L says:

Thanks for the detailed info and beautiful pictures!

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Erin P says:

Lots of bluebonnets along US 79 just west of Palm Valley Lutheran Church in Round Rock. There's a small driveway at which you can park on the westbound side for some photos with the kids.

Plants Seen: Texas Bluebonnet

Sighted on: 2017-03-18

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Melina S says:

Calycanthus floridus, 'Sweet Shrub' Maroon in color. usually in bloom the first week of May, shrubs are covered with buds.

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Sighted on: 2017-03-17

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Anna W says:

Located behind Philips Veterinary Hospital. Acres of bluebonnets. Looks beautiful. Great for pictures.

Plants Seen: Texas Bluebonnet

Sighted on: 2017-03-17

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Tessa R says:

Photo credit; Jason Weingart

Plants Seen: Bluebonnets

Sighted on: 2017-03-16

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03/21/17 03:01 PM CST

Justin S says:

Any idea where in Georgetown this was taken?

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Susan J says:

Big patches of Bluebonnets and Indian Paint Brush fields. There is a long stretch just before Old Blue Bell Road. Also 390 towards the Washington on the Brazo Park, and 105 East to Conroe, mile after mike.

Plants Seen: Bluebonnets

Sighted on: 2017-03-16

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Ray T says:

Starting to see bluebonnets in and around Brownwood

Plants Seen: Bluebonnets

Sighted on: 2017-03-15