Recent Texas rains benefit spring wildflowers, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center botanist reports.
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.
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.
Cooler-than-average temperatures and rain in recent weeks should help bluebonnet blooms last longer while boosting the flowering of late spring bloomers, according to a University of Texas at Austin expert at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
Recent rains will help Engelmann daisy and some other wildflowers this season, but can't make up for sparse rain last fall in Central Texas, according to a University of Texas at Austin expert at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.