UT: Maroon bluebonnets will not be removed

The University of Texas
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 12:45pm

The University of Texas announced Wednesday they will not pull maroon-colored wildflowers planted in gardens on their campus.

Officials were able to discover the bluebonnets grew from seed selectively bred at Texas A&M University, which has led some to believe they were planted at UT as a prank, though no evidence currently supports the popular theory.

The director of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at UT, Mark Simmons, said bluebonnets have many natural variants, including maroon.  

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