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

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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