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The bluebonnet’s co-star: In praise of the Indian Paintbrush

Only the bluebonnet is more plentiful than the Indian Paintbrush in spring. The Texas bluebonnet may be the star of spring wildflowers here in the Lone Star State but the Indian paintbrush is another beautiful flower that’s earned a costarring role. The two flowers are often seen together, complementing one another against the green grass of roadsides and meadows. Here are some fun facts about this lovely and underappreciated Texas wildflower The name of the flower is based on the legend of an Indian who wanted to paint a sunset, or so the story goes Frustrated that he couldn’t produce any of the colors that matched the beauty of a sunset, he asked the Great Spirit for guidance. The Great Spirit gave him paintbrushes to create his painting. After finishing his work, the artist then discarded his used paintbrushes around the landscape. The paint bushes later blossomed into plants. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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