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Texans Can Expect Vibrant Spring Wildflowers, Expert Says, Though They May Arrive a Bit Late

Callie Hernandez/KUT News
Experts are anticipating a colorful wildflower season in Texas this year.

Experts say this wildflower season might be one of the best in years, but we’ll have to wait a little longer than usual to find out.

That's because a cooler-than-normal March has postponed the blooming season. 

But that same weather has also given the flowers more time to grow before they bloom, says Elias Guerrero, a horticulturalist at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. 
“Growing season is basically wintertime for them. That’s why the quick colors show as soon as it warms up to normal temperatures," says Guerrero. 
He expects an amazing show of colors in Central Texas in the next week or two.  As always, he says to watch first for bluebonnets, Indian paintbrush and pink evening primrose. Those are the early bloomers of Texas wildflowers. 

Mose Buchele focuses on energy and environmental reporting at KUT. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on Twitter @mosebuchele.