Apr 18

Texas Blue Bonnet Festival

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Held in April, the Texas Blue Bonnet festival pays homage the the state flower of Texas.

The blue bonnet, is one of five species of lupines, all vying for the most popular state flower top spot, all of which bloom in the early to late spring in shades of blue, sometimes with purple and red tips. It is also sometimes known as "buffalo clover."

The colours of the Texas Blue Bonnet district tartan owe their selection to the bluebonnet flower, a member of the lupine family, which is widespread in many parts of Texas. The flower changes colour with the passing of time, the 'brim' becoming flecked with wine red. In 1989 it was adopted as the Texas state tartan.

For more about the Bluebonnet Festival, click the field of flowers.

Officially registered tartan graphics on this site courtesy of The Scottish Tartans Authority.  Other tartans from talented tartan artists may also be featured.

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