10 Texas Flowers You Should Be Snapping Selfies With

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With this social distancing going on, there’s no better time to take a drive and gawk at all the gorgeous Texas wildflowers. And the bluebonnet isn’t the only flower to be on the lookout for.

Here are the other Texas Wildflowers you should stop and snap pictures with.

1.) Indian Paintbrush

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2.) Indian Blanket

3.) Black-eyed Susan

4.) Drummond Phlox

5.) Pink Evening Primrose

6.) Common Sunflower

7.) Texas Lantana

8.) Texas Prickly Pear

9.) Red Poppy

10.) Texas Thistle

This list barely scratches the surface of all of the types of wildflowers you’re going to encounter out there. Be sure to keep an eye out for Mexican hats, Rain lilies, White prickly-poppies, Basket-flowers, Spotted bee balm, Prairie verbena, and Texas vervain, too.  

As far as where to go to locate these natural beauties, you’ll definitely want to check out Austin’s many community parks, hiking trails, and roadsides. Though both temporarily closed right now, Zilker Botanical Garden and Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center come alive with many different types of flowers and foliage in the spring.

And don’t forget Texas’ gorgeous state parks — you’re guaranteed to find tons of wildflowers there. Though if you are headed to a park amidst the quarantine, please heed this advice.

Portions of this article were previously published in a post by Rebecca L. Bennett on Austin.com



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Dani Dudek
Dani Dudek is an Emmy-winning marketer who has been active professionally in the entertainment industry for two decades. She has mastered the art of celebrity spotting across the country, but does so best in Austin, where she runs the website ATXGossip.com. With a special eye for even the most minor of celebs, she is basically Shazam and IMDB together in human form.
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