Named for its color and, its
resemblance of its petal to a woman's sunbonnet, the bluebonnet is
the state flower of Texas. It was adopted as the official state
flower by the Texas Legislature in 1901.
It blooms in the early spring and
can be readily found in fields and along the roadsides throughout
central and south Texas. Scientifically named Lupinus texensis,
the bluebonnet is also called buffalo clover, wolf flower, and (by
the Mexicans) el conejo.