March 7: Today in Texas History #txhx

The Texas Legislature proclaimed the bluebonnet the state flower today in 1901.

Did you know that Texas actually has five state flowers? It’s true! Well, they’re all basically different types of bluebonnets, but there are five. Texas always has more. 🙂

I love seeing bluebonnets along Texas roads every spring. Late March to early April is one of my favorite Texas “seasons” to just drive around our great state. The beautification project Texas had in the 1930’s scattering bluebonnet seeds along our roads will be enjoyed for generations to come.

“It’s not only the state flower, but also a kind of floral trademark almost as well known to outsiders as cowboy boots and the Stetson hat. The bluebonnet is to Texas what the shamrock is to Ireland, the cherry blossom to Japan, the lily to France, the rose to England and the tulip to Holland.” ~ Jack Maguire

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