Dry fall may lead to fewer bluebonnets

Author: Mary Lee, Meteorologist, mlee@kprc.com
Published On: Feb 26 2013 05:22:24 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 26 2013 03:08:24 PM CST
HOUSTON -

This year's bluebonnets may not be as plentiful, and the weather is to blame.

Horticulturists said our dry Fall was the problem.

"We didn't get a lot of rain in the Fall, and bluebonnets need rain," said Dee Howell a city of Houston horticulturist.

Expect a later bloom for bluebonnets this season as well. They will likely bloom in April instead of March.

Howell said it's a good idea to use common sense when taking pictures of your children or pets in bluebonnet fields. Look out for fire ants, chiggers, rattlesnakes and bees.