If you are coming to Texas to view the wildflowers -- and you'll be glad you did -- you will want to plan your route with the help of this website and toll-free wildflower hotline, provided by the Texas Department of Transportation.
From the website, explaining how the search works:
"This seasonal site provides information about areas of interest for wildflower and fall foliage viewing on roads of the state highway system (this doesn’t include county roads). Information about areas of interest is provided by TxDOT district office staff, state parks staff and local tourism agencies during the spring and fall months.
Use the query below to find the location of wildflower and fall foliage sightings along a roadway or in a specific county. To hear a recorded message with information about wildflower and fall foliage sightings across the state, please call toll-free 1-800-452-9292.
Flora Types can be queried by one or more of the criteria below:
Example: Selecting 'Bluebonnet' from the Flora Type drop down list displays all reported Bluebonnet sightings in Texas.
Example: Selecting 'Bluebonnet' from the Flora Type drop down list and 'Bee' from the Texas County drop down list displays all reported Bluebonnet sightings in Bee county. This search can be narrowed by selecting a roadway from the Texas Roadway drop down list."
I checked out a few locations, and found that Bluebonnets are just starting to bloom, but if past experience is a guide, it won't be long before the hills are blue.
Go to the site:
Texas Wildflower and Fall Foliage Information Portal Textual Query: Texas Wildflower and Fall Foliage Textual Query
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Posted by CJ's Easy As Pie at 12:00 PM