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Looking For Bluebonnets? Head to Irving to See the Wildflowers

It’s spring in Texas, and that means bluebonnets are blooming. The wildflowers come to life in March through May in fields, along highways and on social media, of course.

If you’re looking for the best place to take some photos — a Texas rite of passage — bluebonnets are thriving in Irving. Here’s a round-up of where to find them.

North Lake College
These bluebonnets are near the campus’ main entrance on MacArthur Boulevard. They’re hard to see from the road, which means they were nearly untouched, according to Visit Irving. 5001 N. MacArthur Blvd.

Las Colinas Boulevard
This is likely the most well-known spot in the area for bluebonnets. Follow Las Colinas Boulevard from State Highway 161 to Northwest Highway, and you will see plenty of the wildflowers, plus a few cacti. Just a warning: parking is tricky, so use caution.

State Highway 114 East and West
Bluebonnets thrive along highways because they grow well in full sun and in degraded soil, like land that has been mowed, according to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. In fact, the Texas Department of Transportation says it uses maintenance techniques to encourage growth.

Read the full story at Dallas Morning News.