Bluebonnets, Indian paintbrushes, buttercups, and several other wildflowers spread across the Texas Hill Country each spring, splashing the fields with eye-catching colors.
Thanks to Lady Bird Johnson’s Highway Beautification Act of 1965, wildflower seeds were planted along roadways across the United States and especially throughout her home in the Hill Country.
“Where flowers bloom, so does hope,” said Lady Bird, a nature lover at heart.
According to the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library, as the bill waded through the U.S. Congress for passing, President Johnson said of his first lady: “Now, she wants that bill. And if she wants it, I want it, and by God, we're going to pass it.”
Take a peek into the lives of President Johnson and his wife at the LBJ state and national parks in the Highland Lakes. Read more here.
This spring, sort out the world of wildflowers using our handy identification guide below!
Everyone knows this one! Bluebonnets are easy to identify because, well, they’re blue. They’re also the dominant wildflower that you’ll see in the spring. The city of Burnet has ...