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February bluebonnets courtesy TxDOT, Mother Nature partnership

Posted at 7:32 AM, Feb 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-21 08:33:40-05

A beautiful sea of blue is blooming and expanding near George West.

TxDOT tweeted a photo of the bluebonnets just off of I-37, with the caption “courtesy of TxDOT’s partnership with Mother Nature.”

The wildflowers are able to grow because TxDOT does not mow from winter to early summer, allowing flowers to drop seeds. They also use a herbicide that only targets noxious weeds and promotes wildflower growth, the post says.

The fields bloom for about 6 weeks, from March until mid-April. The peak season is usually in April, according to a Texas travel guide. During this time, the side of Texas highways turn in to family portrait studios as folks try to get the perfect picture.