Texas bluebonnets bloomed early due to favorable weather conditions, including an intense drought, in Central and South Texas, according to a Dallas Morning News article. They say,
“Spring may have sprung early in Texas this year, with some bluebonnets already in bloom this March.
Across Central and South Texas, some have already captured the blue beauties on camera in various gardens and on random roadsides, including in Houston and San Antonio.”
Factors like rainfall, day length, and temperature may have contributed to Texas bluebonnets blooming earlier this year, says horticulture expert, according to a Kera News article which reports,
“It’s probably a couple weeks early, earlier than average, but you know it’s hard to know exactly when average is because it moves around,” Andrea DeLong-Amaya, director of horticulture at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, said.
Different species of flowers can blossom based on several factors like rainfall, day length, nitrogen content in the soil and even warmer temperatures, she said. An unknown combination of these factors could be the reason bluebonnets are sprouting a bit earlier this year.”
The Texas wildflower forecast is optimistic, but dependent on continuing rains and warm temperatures for a vibrant season.