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Texas Wildflowers? It is illegal to pick wild Bluebonnets in Texas. The reason is because they believe the Bluebonnets should be left for everyone to enjoy. My initial thought is that picking a few won%26#039;t hinder anyone%26#039;s enjoyment of them, but being the state flower, I can see how such a law came to be.

What do you think about this?

Just as a note, I think the Indian Paintbrushes are prettier.

http://www.lone-star.net/wildflowers/

http://www.wildflower.org/about/ 80% 4 Votes

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  • I agree with not picking them. So many people have this idea of %26quot;I could just pick a few and it wouldn%26#039;t hurt%26quot;. So then, 30,000 people in one town with this idea pick their %26quot;few%26quot; bluebonnets, which means 90,000 bluebonnets were picked. Depending on where they are, there may not even be 90,000 bluebonnets! And think of cities where MORE people live. We need to blooms to spread the seeds so we can keep enjoying them. Oh, and I really like Indian Paintbrushes as well! Notice that there aren%26#039;t as many of those that aren%26#039;t protected! 20% 1 Vote
  • OK WELL TO START THIS OUT RIGHT, IS NO LONGER ILLEGAL TO PICK OUR STATE FLOWER. AS LONG AS YOU ARE NOT STOPPING TRAFFIC OR CAUSING CHAOS, YOU CAN PICK AS MANY AS YOU WANT. YOU ALSO CAN NOT GO ON PRIVATE PROPERTY TO DO SO. HAVEN%26#039;T YOU BEEN TO A NURSERY? THEY EVEN SELL THEM NOW. AS FAR AS IT USE TO BEING ILLEGAL, I DID HOWEVER AGREE WITH THAT BECAUSE PLANTS ARE LIVING TOO. THERE%26#039;S NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OUR STATE FLOWER OR STATE BIRD. 0% 0 Votes
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