Is it Illegal to Pick Bluebonnets?

There’s a rumor going around Texas that it’s illegal to pick bluebonnets, the state flower. Anyone who has spent at least one spring season here has probably heard of it. But is there any truth to it? 

There is no law that prohibits picking bluebonnets in Texas, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. However, in certain areas it may be illegal or dangerous. Also, it’s important to be courteous and take care of the flowers so that all Texans can enjoy them. Keep reading to learn the dos and don’ts of picking bluebonnets. 

bluebonnets in a sunny field