Blooms almost iridescent and velvety. Cool blue, purple, pink, white colors pull the eye like a magnet in hot Texas summers. Sparsely seen along riverbanks. Long ago, thriving colonies seen in open grassy fields near perched water and hillside seeps. One of Lady Bird's favorites, she was our most influential First Lady. Mrs. Johnson's acute intuition about what natural beauty can do for society was shaped by her love and holistic view of the environment.