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2009/112: White Texas Bluebonnet

Sonething must have scared the color out of this one!


9 responses

  1. Ooooh, albino perhaps. Very strange.

    Do you have hydrangeas there? They can be white, pink, blue or mauve depending on the acidity of the soil. Of course people know that before they buy them. Surely it is not like that with bluebonnets, or they’d be called “take-your-chances-with-the-soil bonnets”.

    Have you taken possession of your extension tubes yet?

    22. April, 2009 at 05:46

  2. doreen3boys

    LOL!! Bleached by the sun? I guess you don’t see that too often, huh?

    22. April, 2009 at 06:36

  3. dalia

    LOL…white bonnet!!
    very pretty!

    22. April, 2009 at 07:53

  4. Yes, we do have hydrangeas here, I didn’t know that the soil makes the difference in the color.
    I was thinking albinobonnet, too!! We saw maybe 3-4 white ones in that whole big field of bluebonnets.
    No extension tubes yet, but I will have them sometime on Friday!! FINALLY!!

    22. April, 2009 at 07:57

  5. Oh my…it is the famous North Dallas White Hybrid!!! There are only a dozen known examples. They are usually found near the lair of the North Dallas wild, white beagle.

    PS—its a gorgeous flower. Nice find and well captured.

    22. April, 2009 at 08:17

  6. plainmama

    WOW you captured a rarity. I know VERY little about gardening, but one fact I do know is that the acidity level in the soil is what changes the color of hydrangeas. People add acidity to get that blue color.

    22. April, 2009 at 08:27

  7. very pretty…I’ve never seen white ones either but I did know about the soil acidity and hydrangeas and was thinking along those lines until burstmode explained

    22. April, 2009 at 08:29

  8. Aha! So I was right and something DID scare the color out of this bluebonnet… a dog!! LOL

    22. April, 2009 at 09:34

  9. oh wow, you got a great shot of the albinobonnet! Very pretty!

    22. April, 2009 at 17:58

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