UT Suspects Sabotage After A&M-Created Maroon Flowers Pop Up Near Tower

Source: Heather Alexander / Houston Chronicle

President Barack Obama’s visit to the University of Texas in Austin could be overshadowed by the emergence of a scandal of potentially epic proportions.

Maroon bluebonnets are taking over flowerbeds below the school’s iconic tower. Officials fear their landscape has been infiltrated by longtime rival Aggies.

“There were just a few at first but now there’s much more,” said Markus Hogue, program coordinator for UT Irrigation and Water Conservation.

Hogue said his team had planted regular bluebonnet seeds all over the campus. It’s only in the beds below the tower that the maroon ones are showing, leading him to believe that they were planted there deliberately.

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