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.
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.
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.
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.