Posted by: Sandy Steinman | April 18, 2011

Best Texas Wildflower Sites

Texas is famous for its Bluebonnets (Lupinus texensis),  but has many other less well-known wildflowers.  Although Texas is currently having a drought, there are still places where wildflowers can  be seen.  Here are some of the top sites to find out what is in bloom and where.

Wild About Wildflowers http://texas.wildflowersightings.org/sightings  (wildflower reports from Texas Wildflower Sightings)

Wildflower Haven http://www.wildflowerhaven.com/Community/tabid/138/GroupID/3/Default.aspx  (Texas wildflower reports)

Brenham County Bluebonnet and Wildflower Watch http://www.visitbrenhamtexas.com/plan/wildflower-watch.html (wildflower reports for Brenahm County)

Texas Wildflower Sightings Report http://www.texaswildflowerpictures.com/update.htm  (wildflower reports by photographer Gary Regner)

Texas Bluebonnet Sightings http://www.texasbluebonnetsightings.com/ (Bluebonnet bloom reports)

Hunting Texas Wildflowershttp://www.pbase.com/richo/image/40454060/medium ( book covering over 75 wildflower locations)

Texas Hill Country Wildflowers: http://texashillcountrywildflowers.wordpress.com/ (blog about Texas Wildflowers)

Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center http://www.wildflower.org/  (includes wildflower forecasts, plant databases, event calendars)

Robert Hitchman’s “Photograph America”  has a 12 page newsletter on Texas Hill Country http://shop.photographamerica.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=hill+country&Search.x=13&Search.y=9

DesertUSA http://www.desertusa.com/wildflo/tx.html  (although mainly a California focused site they do occasionally post Texas wildflower sightings)

Txflora.org http://txflora.org/ (an on-line plant search and identification guide for Texas)

Image Archive of Central Texas Plants:  http://www.sbs.utexas.edu/bio406d/PlantPics_archive.htm

Native Plant Society of Texas: http://npsot.org/

Native Plants Discussion Group:  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/npsot-npat/

Native Prairies Association of Texas: http://www.texasprairie.org/

Texas Native Shrubs: http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/ornamentals/nativeshrubs/

Dallas Arboretum: http://www.dallasarboretum.org/

Texas Wildflower Haven http://www.texaswildflowerheaven.com/  and Rob Greebon Photography  www.ImagesfromTexas.com (photos of Texas Wildflowers)

Portraits of Texas Wildflowers: http://portraitsofwildflowers.wordpress.com/  (photos and information on Texas wildflowers)

 

If you have suggestions for additions or comments on the above  sites please submit a comment.

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Responses

  1. Hi Sandy,
    I’m a photographer in Texas and have a few websites and a blog for texas wildflowers if you’d like to include these in your listings.
    http://www.texaswildflowerheaven.com
    http://www.robgreebonphotography.com
    http://texashillcountrywildflowers.wordpress.com/ (my blog)
    I’m also glad to see you have Gary Regner’s site listed. He’s a great resource!
    Thanks,
    Rob

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    • Thanks they are an excellent addition and I have included them on the Texas Wildflower page.

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