Spring Brings Forth Bluebonnets

By: Jordan Meserole Email
By: Jordan Meserole Email

Friday March 20 marked the first day of spring for 2009, and parts of Texas are already showing it.

Bluebonnets and Indian Paint Brushes are popping up all along Texas highways and splashing fields with brilliant colors.

Some of the largest patches of Bluebonnets have been found in Washington County, near the towns of Brenham, Chappell Hill, and Independence.

A long-standing urban legend states that it is illegal to pick the state flower, but however is untrue.

State officials do warn though that while picking the flower is not illegal, trespassing onto a private property, improperly parking along a highway, or slowing to an unsafe speed in a moving lane of traffic are all against the law.

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The Wildflower Photo Contest is back on the Eye on You section!

During each weather cast, we'll feature a photo, and each week someone will win a 50-dollar Visa gift card.

One lucky person will even win a two-night stay at Washington County Bed and Breakfast.

Click on the link below this story to upload your pictures!

*All contest rules and regulations apply. Please click on the "contest" section on KBTX's homepage to review those terms, and contest eligibility dates.


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