I've always heard that it was illegal to pick bluebonnets, our Texas state flower. I've restrained myself from stopping on the side of the road to grab some, several times in my life, on the off chance a cop might see me doing it and hand me a ticket...but is it really illegal? Let's see what Texas law has to say...

So, is it actually illegal to pick bluebonnets in Texas?

You may be surprised to learn that it's actually legal. There are no laws in Texas that prohibit you from picking bluebonnets, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Here's a quick guide of things to remember before you go bluebonnet-crazy:

Things to remember before you pick bluebonnets

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