With their bonnets of blue they are a welcomed sign of Spring and our Texas state flower.
Except they're not always blue as in this rare white bloom. While non-blue blooms are the exception the hue can range from white to pink, deep purple and even burgundy red.
To up the odds on getting white flowers next year we tried cross-pollinating the white blooms with a Q-tip. Just an experiment, but we had to give it a shot.
Look closely and the lower flowers have slight blue tint. On the right you can see centers of the blue flowers turn red as they age allowing pollinators to find the freshest flowers by their white centers. On the left, one early bloomer is already producing seeds.
In March it's all about the wildflowers and Texas Bluebonnets are my favorite so I'm linking with Garden Blogger's Bloom Day at May Dreams Garden, so be sure to check out what other garden bloggers are sharing.