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Wildflower Center predicts a good spring wildflower show

February 23, 2012

Timely rains last fall and this winter have benefited early spring wildflowers, which will likely put on a good show in much of Texas despite last year’s drought, according to the senior botanist at The University of Texas at Austin’s Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

“The seeds left behind by annual wildflowers such as bluebonnets don’t care if it’s the worst drought in recorded history, as long as they get bouts of rain at the right time for germination and growth,” said Damon Waitt, who also is the center’s senior director.

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