Above: Wildflowers are appearing again in the Panhandle after years of a drought-induced dormancy. (Photos by Steve Ramos)

Several years of drought plunged Panhandle wildflowers into dormancy, but this year’s rains have nourished the resilient plants that are now blooming with fireworks of colors. The land between Dumas and Amarillo, rolling between river breaks and mesas, is alive again. Wildflower enthusiasts can check out the links below to help identify the many flowers that are blooming. Be sure to check out the wildflower pics in the gallery on the right that were taken south of Dumas.

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Wildflower Index

Texas Highways Wildflower Guide

Texas Wildflower Sightings