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Wildflowers in Full Bloom at Lubbock Lake Landmark

Heidi Toth

June 19, 2015

It’s a sea of purple, staff members say, that is worth a visit.

Lubbock Lake Landmark is going purple.

The wildflowers – American basketflower, to be precise – are blooming at the wildlife preserve in west Lubbock. It's the perfect time to visit, staff members say.

Scott Trevey, the foreman at the landmark, has watched over these flowers since September, when they bloomed into little rosettes. They overwinter, he said, so he knew the bumper crop was coming. He didn't know how well the winter and spring moisture would help the flowers grow.

He estimated the fields will be in full bloom for the next 45 to 60 days. Each plant has several rosettes, and while the first ones are blooming now others will bloom as the season continues.