Thanks to a ground-parched autumn, Texas wildflowers have been less prolific this spring. However, guaranteed wildflower viewing can always be found in the pages of our April issue. And you can see all 20 of these images on enlarged prints, courtesy of Canon, for one week, May 2-8 at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center as part of National Wildflower Week in the McDermott Learning Center. Photos by James Volosin, Laurence Parent, Andy Sharp, Charles Carlson, Lance Varnell, and TH Photo Editor Griff Smith capture bluebonnets, Indian paintbrush, coreopsis, phlox, verbena, and other flowers along Texas roadsides and trails.
While wildflower-display mainstays such as Llano, Burnet and Washington County are included in this year’s photo collection, the Ennis and Leakey areas also showed strong coverage. Last spring, while on assignment for another feature, Griff Smith discovered abundant and dazzling color along unpaved Cheapside Road in DeWitt County. Which goes to show, you never know where you might find a flash of spring flower-power in Texas, regardless of region or weather conditions.