Texas is known for many things, including its size, food, people, and of course, the iconic state flower, bluebonnets.

You’ll find them all over the Lone Star State, from fields to the side of the road. They are beautiful and are a must-see for Texas locals and visitors alike.

If you grew up in Texas, then you are likely familiar with the flower, but I bet there are some things you still don’t know about them. Keep scrolling to learn 5 fun facts about bluebonnets.

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More Than Just Blue

Although they are most known for their striking blue color, hence the name, they come in other colors as well. You can find blue, white, and pink bluebonnets in the wild due to genetic mutations that change their color.

Pollinator Magic

When you look at bluebonnets you might notice their center is sometimes white and sometimes pink. This is because of their reaction to being pollinated. They are white when needing pollination from various bugs but turn pink after pollination to show critters they are closed for business.

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Only in Texas

We know they are the state flower, but they are truly unique to the Lone Star State because they don’t natively grow anywhere else.

First of Its Kind

They were the first state flower to be planted along highways, making them the first of their kind.

Related to Beans

While they are known for the beautiful flowers they produce, the plant is a legume. That means they are technically related to various beans, lentils, and peas. Despite this relation, they are toxic and should not be consumed.

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