Drought Affecting West Texas Wildflowers

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - The dreaded word "drought" has taken a toll on many things, even our West Texas wildflowers.

The Sibley Nature Center in Midland says all living organisms depend on one another.

So if a wildflower isn't growing in West Texas, it could have an impact on other species.

Luckily, the wildflowers in our area are well adapted to drought conditions, and even if there isn't any rain they will only remain dormant.

The Center says if a species depends on a wildflower as a food source and if it becomes dormant, it can have a negative impact on their food chain cycle.