Anyone driving Oklahoma's turnpikes, and even some highways, in spring, summer and early fall can't help but notice the abundance and beauty of native wildflowers. More than 60 highly visible locations have had plantings in recent years.
One such site can now be found in Lawton. On Saturday, around the bison at Lawton-Fort Sill Regional Airport along 11th Street, members of the Lawton Petunia Garden Club and Nitty Gritty Dirt Garden Club began seeding a new batch of wildflowers that should prove pretty colorful come next spring.
The seeds came courtesy of the Oklahoma Native Plant Society's Color Oklahoma Committee, which strives to get wildflowers and other native plants in every corner of the state. Primary funding for this project comes from the sale of the state's Color Oklahoma license plates.
The local clubs are two of 39 chosen this year to receive the donation and to participate in the program.