Texas Bluebonnet Texas Lupine Seeds
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|Habitat||Bloom Period||Color||Height inches||Moisture||Plant Spacing||Lifespan|
|Dark blue with white||12 to 24 inches||Dry to Moist||6 to 18 inches||Annual|
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Lupinus texensis, Texas Bluebonnets or Texas Lupine are beautiful annual wildflowers. Texas Bluebonnets, the state flower of Texas, are very showy drought tolerant annual wildflowers covering thousands of miles of roadside in Texas, a sight worthy of a road trip in late spring. Texas Bluebonnets prefer well drained calcareous soils and full sun. Seeds may germinate faster after soaking in tepid water for 12 to 24 hours, with germination in about 20 days and begin blooming approximately three months later.
Texas lupine Texas Bluebonnets have larger more sharply pointed leaves and more numerous flower heads than similar lupines. Light-green velvety palmately compound leaves (usually five leaflets) are born from branching 6-18 in. stems. Texas Bluebonnet stems are topped by clusters of up to 50 fragrant blue pea-like flowers. The tip of the cluster is conspicuously white.
Texas Bluebonnet seeds are planted in wildflower meadows, flower gardens, and
highway roadsides. This ornamental with it's showy blooms is easily grown
and provides nectar for bees & other nectar-insects
Lupinus texensis Texas Bluebonnet is the species often planted by highway departments and garden clubs and is one of the six Lupinus species which are the state flower of Texas
Lupinus texensis Texas Bluebonnet grows in South central to north central Texas mainly in the Blackland Prairie and Edwards Plateau and is planted extensively along roadsides in Texas and Oklahoma though endemic to Texas.
The natural habitat for Lupinus texensis Texas Bluebonnet is praires, open fields, & roadsides where it grows in soils of limestone/chalky Sandy Loam Limestone-based Calcareous Sandy Medium Loam Clay Loam Clay Caliche
Lupinus texensis Texas Bluebonnet, the state flower of Texas blooms oceans of blue in the spring and forms attractive rosettes in winter. This is the species often used by highway departments and garden clubs. If planting this species in areas where it has not formerly grown it may be helpful to inoculate the soil with a rhizobium (soil-borne bacteria which form nitrogen-rich root nodules) for lupines.
Warning: Plants in the genus Lupinus especially the seeds can be toxic to humans and animals if ingested. Sensitivity to a toxin varies with a personís age weight physical condition and individual susceptibility. Children are most vulnerable because of their curiosity and small size. Toxicity can vary in a plant according to season the plantís different parts and its stage of growth; and plants can absorb toxic substances such as herbicides pesticides and pollutants from the water air and soil.
Lupinus texensis Texas Bluebonnet is moderately deer resistant and has conspicuous fragrant flowers and attracts Butterflies. It is the larval Host for the Hairstreak butterfly Elfin butterfly
propagate by sowing seed or planting seedlings in fall.
Seed Collection: Allow the bluebonnet to reseed itself by leaving the seed pods intact on the plant until they turn from yellow to brown.
Seed Treatment: Scarification will hasten germination. Put seeds in the freezer overnight and then douse with boiling water to crack seedcoats. Soaking seeds overnight is also effective. Drain water add rhizobium and plant.
Maintenance: Plants doing poorly sometimes respond to additional rhizobium applications.
The map below shows areas where native Lupinus texensis Texas Bluebonnet, Texas Lupine wildflowers grow wild but they can be planted and will grow over most of the Midwest and Eastern US. USDA plant hardiness zones 4 to 9.
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Texas Bluebonnet, Texas Lupine Plant distribution map
complements of USDA, NRCS. 2001. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.1
(http://plants.usda.gov). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.