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bluebonnets
The Texas state flower, the lovely bluebonnet, widely covers the Hill Country each spring.
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Sunflowers love our West Texas sun and heat.
 

Some favorite links to recommend:

Awesome photo from 1931 of sand storm about to envelop Big Spring (story by John A. Riley from the Weather Bureau, Dallas, TX; excerpted from the Monthly Weather Review; found in the archive files of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration)
  mwr-059-01-0030.pdf
Well-known Texas gardener, radio host, author, and answer man, Neil Sperry, from McKinney, Texas.
www.neilsperry.com
Permian Basin Master Gardener's website (Midland and Odessa) for additional information on our local plants. (No www prefix.)
westtexasgardening.org
Lady Bird Johnson's Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas.
www.wildflower.org
Regional source for wildflower seeds: Wildseed Farms in Fredricksburg, Texas.
www.wildseedfarms.com
Best local source to identify the weeds growing in your own yard by name or by picture (from San Angelo, Texas). (No www prefix.)
twig.tamu.edu
A nearby source for native plants, xeriscaping trials, nature walks, flora and fauna expertise, herb gardens, and more.
  www.sibleynaturecenter.org
This informational site is geared to Arizona, but with an eye for cold-tolerance differences, much information is applicable in West Texas.
  www.desert-tropicals.com
Junior Master Gardeners of Texas.
  www.jmgkids.us
If you've thought about installing a water feature, look here.
  www.pondmarket.com

 
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