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Add sunshine to your life by visiting a sunflower field in Texas

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If you still don't have a picture of yourself in front of a golden field of sunflowers, make it happen this summer in Texas. Go on a road trip across North Texas and you will definitely come across one of these stunning fields. In Texas, there are both cultivated and wild sunflower varieties. As a crop, sunflowers are mostly grown in Ellis, Hill, and Navarro Counties as well as in the High Planes region, near the city of Lubbock.

The most convenient sunflowers photoshoot can be arranged at a field that welcomes visitors like the Wild Berry Farms in Sadler, which is located 80 mi (128 km) north of Dallas. The farm charges $5 to enter the field, but you can spend there as much time as you want and even bring some flowers home. The nearest cultivated sunflower field from Dallas is in Ellis County, south of the city. Drive along Highway 55, and you will find gorgeous sunflowers between Avalon and Blooming Grove. You can also come across sunflower fields along I-35 W near Hillsboro and along Highway 287, near Ennis.

Texas also has a few wild sunflower varities, like Maximilian sunflower (helianthus maximiliani) and swamp sunflower (helianthus angustifolius). You can spot wild and ornamental sunflowers at Wildseed Farms in Fredericksburg or in Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin.

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