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Rumors of Aggie mischief circulate as maroon bluebonnets pop up on University of Texas campus

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Posted: Friday, April 11, 2014 12:00 am

The land of burnt orange has received some unwanted maroon in the form of the state flower.

Maroon bluebonnets have popped up in flower beds outside the University of Texas Tower, causing enough student reaction to prompt groundskeepers to remove the seeds, said Markus Hogue, program coordinator of irrigation and water conservation at UT.

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17 comments:

  • master of disaster posted at 4:31 pm on Sat, Apr 12, 2014.

    master of disaster Posts: 455

    Meanwhile the BoR runs roughshod over this university. Oh well, as long as we manage to poke UT in the eye every so often...

     
  • ftw posted at 11:34 am on Sat, Apr 12, 2014.

    ftw Posts: 1228

    No, the point of the article is the prank, the flowers were simply the delivery mechanism. And the development was a collaboration that reached beyond TAMU. It's not like they did it all on their own. There were others who provided more than a minimal amount of work.

    I believe the point of the comment was that the people responsible for the work were not credited, when they should have been.

     
  • the real slim shady posted at 10:06 am on Sat, Apr 12, 2014.

    the real slim shady Posts: 382

    Anyone remember the parking hangtag from 2001 with the bluebonnet on there but the scientific name was "Lupenis texensis" instead of "Lupinus", the proper spelling of the genus. I still have mine. Of course, only the students got them--that would be people who did get in to TAMU. They fixed the "typo" before the hangtags came out for faculty and staff.

     
  • the real slim shady posted at 7:06 am on Sat, Apr 12, 2014.

    the real slim shady Posts: 382

    Would that Stephen F. Austin or the University of Houston?

     
  • roy g posted at 12:19 am on Sat, Apr 12, 2014.

    roy g Posts: 706

    Pretty pathetic is your constant attacks on truth.

    http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/cemap/maroon/realmaroon.html

     
  • roy g posted at 12:04 am on Sat, Apr 12, 2014.

    roy g Posts: 706

    Your trademark phrase reveals you yet again, Sabio.

     
  • TexasEagle2 posted at 4:54 pm on Fri, Apr 11, 2014.

    TexasEagle2 Posts: 532

    Please explain how any of this relate to your perceptions of faculty at TAMU?

     
  • acey1 posted at 11:32 am on Fri, Apr 11, 2014.

    acey1 Posts: 94

    texas leads 76-37-5.. No wonder a+m went running.away

     
  • revelinrivalry posted at 11:21 am on Fri, Apr 11, 2014.

    revelinrivalry Posts: 1

    Two outstanding schools. We have a lot of great schools in Texas. Competition is high. Competition is good. I have only a public schools high school education. I like the rivalries between the schools, and I dearly love the pranks. There is no reason for any hostility. We are all Texans. Be creative. The rest of the country looks on in envy.

     
  • obas1st posted at 10:03 am on Fri, Apr 11, 2014.

    obas1st Posts: 25

    Yeah, Texas IS NOT the premere football team it was once.

     
  • Zippy posted at 8:50 am on Fri, Apr 11, 2014.

    Zippy Posts: 113

    I really doubt that anyone at Texas worries much about A&M anymore, if they ever did. Any time one school dominates another as Texas did A&M....so aggies go plant flowers to protest losing 69% of their football games?

     
  • prairiegirl posted at 7:21 am on Fri, Apr 11, 2014.

    prairiegirl Posts: 524

    No matter how hard these Aggies try, God's work at coloring flowers is Perfect and theirs is not.

     
  • Sabio posted at 7:02 am on Fri, Apr 11, 2014.

    Sabio Posts: 1413

    That's pretty funny. Moronic, but funny.

     
  • Sabio posted at 7:02 am on Fri, Apr 11, 2014.

    Sabio Posts: 1413

    The maroon bluebonnets are just a reminder to our friends in Austin that the premier public university in Texas is east of them.

     
  • acey1 posted at 6:58 am on Fri, Apr 11, 2014.

    acey1 Posts: 94

    they must have to much time on their hands at TAMU

     
  • acey1 posted at 6:45 am on Fri, Apr 11, 2014.

    acey1 Posts: 94

    I doubt any
    one in Austin even cares about the purple flowers. Why would they ? A+M ran off to another football conference to avoid getting beat by Texas year after year.

     
  • the real slim shady posted at 6:23 am on Fri, Apr 11, 2014.

    the real slim shady Posts: 382

    Pathetic that Dougie-boy didn't mention Jerry Parsons and Greg Grant (of SFA), who did all the work to breed that bluebonnet.

     

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