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Flowers of the Trinity

While visiting the Trinity River, you can find wildflowers painting our trails and riverbanks with the bright colors of bluebonnets, primroses, paintbrushes, and more.

Texas is known for its bluebonnets, and it is the only place you’ll find both the Lupinus Texensic and Lupinus Subcarnosis species. They begin to bloom in March and are in full bloom by April. Although blue Bonnets are visually stunning, the seeds and leaves from the entire plant are poisonous, so remain vigilant with pets and small children.

Primroses are large, four-petaled flowers, ranging in color from dark pink to white. As the common name implies, most evening primrose species open their flowers in the evening, closing them again early each morning. It can begin to pop up as early as February and thrive into July. These flowers have particular value to native bees and are known to attract pollinators.

Lastly, one of the most popular is the paintbrush flower. Its stems from clumps topped by bright-red, paintbrush-like spikes, and they can grow 6-16 inches high. These plants are very popular for nectar-seeking animals like hummingbirds and insects. It attracts many butterflies and is even a host plant for the buckeye butterfly.

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