Bluebonnets — NOT!
Down at the native prairie (aka the “natural area”) here in the Old Lake Highlands section of Dallas, Spring has well and truly sprung.
Trees are budding out and the odd flower patch is emerging from the grassy sod.
One conspicuous bloomer looks an awful lot like the famous Texas bluebonnet – at least from a distance.
But, rest assured, these are indeed NOT bluebonnets, but rather the earlier blooming flower of similar color known as grape hyacinth. Note the grape-like structure.
Stay tuned for actual bluebonnets, coming in about a month.