The Texas Hill Country’s Second Wildflower Season OCT 18 2012
Areas more to our north tend to see brilliant autumn colors at leaf level. While here, in the Texas Hill Country, we see some rustic red and golden yellows on our trees, we tend to see more of the vibrant colors a little lower — at ground level.
Fall in the Texas Hill Country is our second wildflower season of the year. It is easy to spot bright-colored blooms that come close to rivaling our spring displays.
You’ll find yellow Maximilian sunflowers (named for German explorer Prince Maximilian of Wied-Neuwied) and the purple-pink hue of gayfeathers (which last well as cut flowers). You’ll also find brilliant red flowers on Tropical Sage.
While our springs have fields of blue, our autumns tend to have fields of yellow. In addition to the sunflowers, you’ll see stalks of Goldenrod, tiny Broomweed and plumes of Indian Grass — along with the white petals and golden centers of Prairie Fleabane and Blackfoot Daisies.
Some places to see these displays are at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, the Lyndon B. Johnson State and National Historical Parks and even along the roadways.
You’ll think it is spring revisited. So, come hike or drive in the cooler autumn temperatures in the Texas Hill Country and enjoy our encore of wildflowers. And don’t forget your camera.
Laura Short, Website and E-marketing Manager
Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau