Perhaps you've started noticing the blue patches on the side of I-35. Maybe you've already planned your photoshoot.
That's right. It's officially bluebonnet season, and we want to see your most adorable photos in the fields of Texas' state flower.
The state flower of Texas includes a few different species of bluebonnets, including the the Texas bluebonnet (Lupinus texensis), sandyland bluebonnet (Lupinus subcarnosus) and the Big Bend bluebonnet (Lupinus havardii), according to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Peak season usually occurs in mid-April, but we might see it a little earlier this year around late March or early April.
You can head to Big Bend, where you could possibly see bluebonnets up to 3 feet high, or just find your run-of-the-mill Texas bluebonnets and snap a photo, perhaps with your kids or dog frolicking about. Any and all bluebonnets will do.
Email your submissions to email@example.com, as well as a brief description of where you took the photos. We'll publish our favorites and include them in a gallery on austin360.com.
Keep in mind to keep your 'bonnet photoshoots safe and legal -- no stopping right on the sides of dangerous highways or encroaching on someone's property.
With that said, find the prettiest patch and get to it. Preferably in your most Texan outfit.
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