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Spring In Aggieland: Do You Know Where To Find These Blooms On Campus

Here are eight signs that spring has sprung in Aggieland! Can you find them all?

Photos and text by Anna Burson ‘24 

Hello spring! What better way to welcome the new season than embracing warm weather and fresh flowers? 

The College of Liberal Arts has put together a list of colorful blooms to look out for while making your way around Aggieland this spring! Use the images and hints below to complete our spring blooms scavenger hunt. 

1. Maroon Bonnets

Maroon Bonnets in bloom.

When you visit West Campus, you can find the state flower with an Aggie twist in an outdoor educational space. If you’re a former, present, or future Aggie visiting this spring, these maroon bonnets are a perfect introduction to the Aggie spirit! 

2. Peach Tree Blossoms

Peach tree blooms in bright pink.

While you’re searching for the Maroon Bonnets, you may run into these gorgeous tree blossoms. Make sure to ap-peach-iate their beauty! 

3. Solid Maroon Pansies

Maroon Pansies in full bloom.

These pansies line a famous walkway in the heart of campus. With many different patterns and colors (including maroon!) these flowers are sure to brighten your day! 

4. Lily of the Valley

Lilly of the valley drape themselves gracefully in front  of a pink brick building.

These little blooms may be easy to miss, but a sharp eye while walking along Military Walk will  see these bell-shaped lilies in front of a pink-brick building. With their gorgeous shape and detailed pattern, these flowers are tiny but mighty! 

5. Pansies

Maroon, purple, yellow, and white pansies.

Visiting these blooms won’t be a waste of time! As you enter campus from Wellborn, you’ll be greeted by a sea of pansies located in the center of a traffic circle. 

6. Daffodils

Daffodils in full bloom signal the beginning of spring. 

Known as one of the first signs that spring has arrived, you’ll “daffinately” have to visit these springtime blooms while being educated at this center!

7. Sweet Williams 

Sweet William blooms in front of a brick wall.

Since this popular spot is a living memorial, you’ll have to admire these blooms from afar! Nonetheless, their elegant nature encompasses the tradition and respect of the building they surround. 

8. Texas Mountain Laurels

Texas mountain laurels blooming in spring. 

Last “bud” not least, while you’re strolling past this building with a deep connection to the liberal arts and humanities make sure to look up at these Texas Mountain Laurels. With their vibrant color and grape-like scent, the blooms tend to attract butterflies! 

Answer Key 

  1. The Gardens
  2. The Gardens
  3. Military Walk
  4. Coke Building
  5. Clock Tower
  6. Harrington Education Center
  7. Memorial Student Center
  8. Liberal Arts & Humanities Building