Why we're seeing bluebonnets blooming and it's only January

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Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Why are the bluebonnets already blooming?
Bluebonnet alert! The blue beauties don't usually bloom until a few months into the year. So why are they popping up now?

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- It may be January, but Tuesday morning, ABC13 spotted some bluebonnets blooming along White Oak Bayou near 34th Street in the Heights.

We're not talking about a massive field, but there were several dozen.

Bluebonnets mostly bloom in March and April.

The warmer weather is part of the reason why we are seeing them sooner.

It's possible we could continue to see a few more early blooms as we head into the next few weeks.

Several varieties of Bluebonnets are the state flower of Texas.

Each stem is topped with clusters of 50 fragrant, blue, pea-like flowers. The tip of the cluster is usually white. We saw early blooms in February 2020.

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One of the most popular places to admire the bluebonnets is the small town of Chappell Hill, located along Highway 290 just east of Brenham.
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