Texas Wildflowers in the Hill Country of Central Texas
The Texas wildflower pictures
below were taken in April, May and June in the Highland Lakes area of the Texas Hill
Country in central Texas. There are 48 different types of Texas wildflowers shown in
the pictures on this web site. Most of the wildflower pictures were taken near Lake
Buchanan, Lake LBJ and Lake Marble Falls in central Texas. A lot of the Texas
wildflower photos were taken near Kingsland and Marble Falls, Texas.
Bluebonnets (Lupinus texensis)
Bluebonnets are the most popular
Texas wildflowers in central Texas and people come from hundreds of miles to view the
Bluebonnets. The Bluebonnets start blooming in the middle of March and usually peak
about the second week of April. In the middle of April fields of the blooming
flowers can be found around Lake Buchanan and Kingsland, Texas. It is a beautiful
By the end of April the
Bluebonnets usually are fading away. It is difficult to predict where the best
fields of Bluebonnets will be each year. A good field the previous year may have few
flowers the following year, while fields that had very few flowers the year before may
have thousands of flowers.
A field that was filled with
Bluebonnets can completely change over a few weeks time to a field of red and then a field
of yellow. All of the colors are spectacular to see.
Texas Paintbrush (Castilleja indivisa)
Texas Paintbrush wildflowers
start blooming the same time as the Bluebonnets and bloom in the same areas with the
Bluebonnets, side by side, from the middle of March through April. The Texas
Paintbrush wildflowers are more predictable in where they will bloom. They usually
bloom well where they bloomed the year before.
Indian Blanket (Gaillardia pulchella)
As the Bluebonnets and Texas
Paintbrush are fading the Indian Blanket wildflowers come in to take over. You can
usually see a lot of the Indian Blankets blooming from later in April through May.
The Indian Blanket is a beautiful flower that is found along the highways near Lake
Buchanan, Kingsland and Marble Falls, Texas. The yellow border on the flower varies
from a wide yellow border to none at all.
In 2007 the Indian Blanket
wildflowers seemed to dominate the fields in late April and Early May. There were a
lot more of the Indian Blanket flowers than usual. They seem to be spreading
Greenthread (Thelesperma filiform)
There are several types of
yellow wildflowers that bloom in the Highland Lakes and Hill Country Area of Central
Texas. The yellow flowers start coming out heaviliy in late April and bloom into
June. These are the most proliferant flowers in the Hill Country with literally
billions of flowers throughtout the fields. The fields of the flowers are absolutely
Winecup (Callirhoe involucrata)
The Winecup wildflowers are a
dainty flower that is growing in popularity and abundance. These flowers seem to be
doing better each year. The Winecups bloom from April through June in the Hill
Country area around Lake Buchanan and near Kingsland.
Square-Bud Primrose (Calylophus berlandieri subsp. pinifolius)
More Wildflower Photos
see more photos of the Highland Lakes area click here.