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Moderate Early Spring Wildflower Displays, With Added Rain Boosting Late Bloomers

Little rain last fall means Texas bluebonnets and other early spring wildflowers will not be as impressive as last year’s display, according to The University of Texas at Austin’s Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

Plants ‘Remember’ Winter to Bloom in Spring With Help of Special Molecule

Plants ‘Remember’ Winter to Bloom in Spring With Help of Special Molecule

The role a key molecule plays in a plant’s ability to remember winter, and therefore bloom in the spring, has been identified by University of Texas at Austin scientists.

With $2.4 Million Grant, Researchers to Decode Geranium’s Evolutionary Mysteries

With $2.4 Million Grant, Researchers to Decode Geranium’s Evolutionary Mysteries

Botany researcher Dr. Robert Jansen and his colleagues have received a four-year, $2.4 million grant from the Plant Genome Program of the National Science Foundation to investigate the genomes of the geranium plant and 15 related species.

$1.4 Million Gift to Create Arboretum at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

$1.4 Million Gift to Create Arboretum at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

A $1.4 million donation to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin will establish an arboretum to showcase the diversity and importance of Texas' trees. The Mollie Steves Zachry Texas Arboretum will display all 53 species of oak trees native to Texas, descendants of historical trees, iconic Texas trees and more, serving as a premier nature education resource.