Wildflowers in Texas

Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrush in a field in front of trees and a fence


Texans take great pride in their bluebonnets. These wildflowers are almost synonymous with Texas, and they’re also the state flower. Bluebonnets are found in many areas across most of the state, sometimes with large fields of them right next to the road. The best areas for viewing them are around Ennis, Brenham, and the Hill Country.

Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrush

Indian Paintbrush

Another wildflower you’ll see often is Indian Paintbrush. It’s usually mixed in with bluebonnets, and it’s bright red flowers provide a nice complement.

Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrush on a hill by a road

My Camera Equipment

The photos were taken with my Pentax KP and 40mm HD Limited lens. This is a pancake lens, so it’s tiny! Even when paired with a DSLR, it makes for a small package that’s easy to carry around. There’s a previous version of the lens that’s also available – the only differences are that the newer one has improved coatings and rounded aperture blades rather than straight.

Bluebonnets in front of a small white church