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Writing from My Photo Stream ~ Kelly DuMar


#NewThisDay Writing From My Photo Stream

Wild Grape Juice

Wild Grape Juice

This morning I am sending thoughts and prayers to the people of Texas as I walk in the dry, quiet August woods of New England. When I get home, I wonder what kind of prayer I can post here. What is the Texas state flower? It's a bluebonnet, a species of lupine often planted on Texas highways.

May the bluebonnet bloom again soon

to cheer the people of Texas .

Lupinus texensis, the Texas lupine[1] or Texas bluebonnet, is a species of lupine endemic to Texas. With other related species of lupines also called bluebonnets, it is the state flower of Texas.
— From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Texas bluebonnet, Bluebonnet, Texas lupine, Buffalo clover, Wolf flower. . . has larger, more sharply pointed leaves and more numerous flower heads than similar lupines. Light-green, velvety, palmately compound leaves (usually five leaflets) are borne from branching, 6-18 in. stems. These stems are topped by clusters of up to 50 fragrant, blue, pea-like flowers. The tip of the cluster is conspicuously white. This is the species often planted by highway departments and garden clubs of Texas
— wildflower.org/plants/www.utexas.edu
Texas Bluebonne (source Wikipedia)

Texas Bluebonne (source Wikipedia)

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