Beautiful Wildflower Spots and Trails to Visit

Spring in Texas is wildflower season and Texas many varieties of beautiful wildflowers for us to enjoy. The bluebonnet is probably the most popular one, but there are plenty of other incredible native wildflowers that bloom during this season, such as Indian Paintbrushes, Firewheels, and Pink Evening Primrose to name a few. Spring wildflowers in Texas, especially bluebonnets, typically start to show up as early as February, while March and April are peak months for the colorful flora. Take a drive to appreciate these beautiful flowers. You might also enjoy one of these scenic Texas drives.

 

Places to See the Wildflowers
The Center, which was founded in 1982 by Lady Bird Johnson, and has achieved great success since evolving from a private nonprofit research organization to a major botanic garden and research unit of the university. The Center is making a difference for the health of the planet through its research, demonstration projects, education programs and the development of national-scale programs to promote sustainable landscapes. Thanks to the Center for the photo.

The Bluebonnet House

Marble Falls

The Blue Bonnet House

The Dorbandt House just outside Marble Falls, known as the “Bluebonnet House,” belonged to Christian Dorbandt, a Danish immigrant who arrived in the U.S. in 1834 and built the two-story limestone house in 1853.  The house was named because of the seasonal sea of Bluebonnets around it as seen from Hwy 281 coming out of Marble Falls.

During the spring months of late February through early March unique bluebonnets which are typically taller and more sparsely located, yet are just as beautiful as the Central Texas species. Bluebonnets aren’t the only wildflowers found here. Enjoy cactus blooms too, along with other wildflowers like ocotillo. Highway 118, which runs from Alpine to Terlingua, makes for an incredible scenic wildflower drive during the spring. Thanks to Texas Highways for the photo

 

Wildflower & Bluebonnet Trails

Ennis Wildflower Trail

The town of Ennis is home to the Ennis Bluebonnet Trails, which are open during the month of April. These 40 miles of mapped driving trails are the oldest bluebonnet trails in the Lone Star State. Enjoy the drive complete with blooming and colorful Texas wildflowers when you visit this small Texas town.
In the spring, Brenham boasts some incredible views of wildflowers, which can be ideally viewed along Highway 290. On the city of Brenham’s website, which has a wildflower map, there is a Wildflower Watch site where wildflower lovers can learn the best spots to view wildflowers in Brenham and lead you past scenic fields of flowers in the towns of Brenham, Chappell HIll, Washington, Independence and Burton.

Willow City Loop

Fredericksburg

Spring wildflowers abound in Fredericksburg along the drive on ranch road known as Willow City Loop. This 13-mile drive of Willow City Loop is a popular wildflower attraction during spring so you may want to take this drive during the week. Wildseed Farms, a 200-acre farm, is an amazing stop for viewing wildflowers of all kinds during spring, summer and fall.

East Texas Scenic Wildflower Drives

Avinger, Hughes Springs, and Linden

Wildflowers framed by beautiful pines and oaks line the highways of the Wildflower Trails. A dazzling array of some of the finest wildflowers in the state. Take Highway 11 between Linden and Hughes Springs, Hwy 155 between Linden and Avinger, and Hwy 49 between Avinger and Hughes Springs plus intersecting farm-to-market roads, county roads, Hwy 8 N, and FM 1841 offer breathtaking views of the best nature has to offer.

Chalk Mountain Bluebonnet Trail

Stephenville / Bluff Dale / Granbury / Glen Rose / Chalk Mtn / Hico / Dublin

Chalk Mountain Trail

You will find plenty to do along this beautiful loop through broad pastures with horses of every size and color grazing amid the the bluebonnets, Indian paintbrush, coreopsis, Indian blankets, gayfeather, and black-eyed susans. The stops along the way will privide delicious bbq, vineyards, shopping, dinosaur tracks, wildlife center, and a safari camp.

 

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