DENISON, Texas (KTEN) — Spring has sprung, and so have the annual crop of bluebonnets.

The Denison Dam on the Red River between Texas and Oklahoma is one of the most popular spots to take pictures with the State Flower of Texas.

The flower was named "the bluebonnet" to pay homage to Texas pioneer women. It became  the State Flower in 1901, beating out cotton and the pear cactus.

The wildflowers are currently in their peak of bloom and will be through late April.

The Department of Public Safety reminds those who are taking pictures of Texas wildflowers to park off the roadway parallel to the road; to signal before leaving or entering the roadway; and motorists are urged not to cross lanes of traffic on foot to get to the flowers.