Springtime makes it difficult not to fall wildly in love with Texas. Purple mountain laurel perfumes the air on our morning walks and drives home. Beloved bluebonnets pop up in yards and spray roadsides in brilliant bursts of blue. And wide-open fields become blanketed in a radiant rainbow of color thanks to the Indian paintbrushes, pink evening primrose and vibrant winecups that blossom alongside the show-stopping state flower. With wildflower season on the brink of bursting into full bloom, it’s prime time to fill up the tank, grab your camera and hit the road for a flower-fringed trip through Texas.

Read MyStatesman.com for 10 ideas for where to go to be wowed by the wildflowers this year.