Everyone in Texas, transplant or not, has been told that if you pick the bluebonnets that decorate the landscape across Texas in the spring, a state trooper will personally kick your ass, because you Don't Mess With Texas and its dainty blue flora. Maybe your mom told you this oft-repeated rule, or that asshole who used to bully you in second grade. No matter who it was, that person is a dirty liar.
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The antique that is the Texas Department of Public Safety's website confirms that, contrary to popular belief, there is no state law that actually bans the picking of bluebonnets or other Texas wildflowers. As long as you're not actively trespassing on someone's property to pick bluebonnets, you should be good.More »