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Best Places To See Bluebonnets In Plano, Texas

See the state flower before it’s too late

April showers bring bluebonnets! It’s that time of year to embrace the splendor of Texas's iconic state flower.

Traditionally, bluebonnets begin to bloom from mid to late March through April, with slight variations depending on the weather. With spring looming and temperatures climbing, it's time to chart our bluebonnet excursions.

Back in 1901, the 27th Texas State Legislature officially designated the bluebonnet as the state flower. The 1930s witnessed a surge in bluebonnet presence, courtesy of the Texas Highway Department's beautification project, which involved sowing bluebonnet seeds along the roads we traverse today.

Two of the five Texas bluebonnet species are native to the state: L. texensis and L. subcarnosus. The former, commonly known as the Texas Bluebonnet, are what you are likely to spot throughout Collin County.

Here’s where to find bluebonnets in Plano:

Plano Bluebonnet Trail

Did you know there’s a stunning bluebonnet trail right in Plano? It runs from Central Expressway to Midway Road then continues along Spring Creek Parkway and Chase Oaks Boulevard. Here is a map of the trail, courtesy of the city of Plano website.

Lord of Life Lutheran Church

Out front of the Lord of Life Lutheran Church at 3601 W 15th St, Plano (close to Medical City Plano), there's a small but abundant bluebonnet field, which is currently in bloom. 

Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve

Every year Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve is home to bluebonnet blooms, especially near the amphitheater. The park is perfect for a day trip, so pack a picnic and enjoy the scenery.

Arbor Hills Nature Preserve

Arbor Hills is one the best places to enjoy North Texas’ native flowers, grasses and wildlife. This time of year bluebonnets are popping up throughout the area, but one of the best places to find them is actually outside of the preserve. The right of way along Parker Road is a great spot to spot some bluebonnets. 

To find out where to see bluebonnets in more of North Texas, visit the link here

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