The bluebonnet wildflower gets its name because of its blue color and because its petal looks like a woman's sunbonnet. It's one of the earliest wildflowers to bloom in south-cental Texas.
In 1901, the Texas Legislature declared the bluebonnet the official state flower. Texans love bluebonnets and other wildflowers so much, people post on blogs and social media where the best displays can be found each spring.
The Texas Bluebonnet (Lupinus texensis) is about 12 inches tall and blooms in early spring throughout central and south Texas. Texans look forward to spotting fields of bluebonnets and along roadsides. It's a tradition to take your children's pictures in a field of bluebonnets.
Since bluebonnets are wildflowers, you have to depend on nature to see if they will bloom in abundance. It's sad when there's a draught and you don't see many in bloom. But sometimes other wildflowers will bloom later in the season, and of course, there's always next year.