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the Blue Bonnet Festival

"In April did you ever see
Texas uplands in their dress of blue,
Washed and cleaned and lush and free.
Vying the sky in deeper hue?"

Have you felt bluebonnets 'neath your feet
As you viewed their distant tints
Melt to a level line and meet in a
Blend of earth and sky complete?"

~ Texas in the Spring, Mae Warthen Parrish, c. 1940

Each spring in Texas, the breathtaking purple-blue bluebonnet flower is celebrated with a festival, a tribute to the blooming of the state's esteemed flower. Known collectively as Bluebonnets, these purple-flowered species from the genus Lupinus, often referred to as buffalo clover, and flourish predominantly in the southwestern United States. The flower's common name is inspired by the shape of its petals, reminiscent of the bonnets pioneer women wore as protection against the sun! This tradition of embracing native flora, significantly boosted by Lady Bird Johnson's highway beautification efforts in the late 1960s, has made Bluebonnet blooms a familiar and welcome sight along the state's highways come spring. As a historical note, In Scotland, "blue bonnets" refer to a type of hat, traditionally made of wool and dyed blue, which was commonly worn by Scots in the 16th to 18th centuries. The term "blue bonnet" was also historically used to describe those who wore these hats, many of whom were Jacobites (supporters of the exiled Stuart king, James II, and his descendants during the Jacobite risings). 💙 🌷 🌷 🌷 🇺🇸 💙

Held in April, the annual 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.

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