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Common names Scientific name Plant form Growth period Flower color
Lacey Oak Quercus laceyi Tree Perennial yellow
Blackfoot Daisy Melampodium leucanthum Herb Perennial white, yellow
Cedar Sage Salvia roemeriana Herb Perennial red
Aromatic Aster Symphyotrichum oblongifolium Herb Perennial purple, violet
Winecups Callirhoe digitata Herb Perennial white, red, purple
Rock Penstemon Penstemon baccharifolius Shrub Perennial red
Mountain Sage Salvia regla Shrub Perennial red
Desert Ash Fraxinus velutina Tree Perennial yellow
Flameleaf Sumac Rhus lanceolata Tree Perennial white, yellow, green
Fragrant Mist Flower Ageratina havanensis Shrub Perennial white, pink
Texas Barberry Mahonia swaseyi Shrub Perennial yellow
Seep Muhly Muhlenbergia reverchonii Grass Perennial white, pink, brown
Carolina Buckthorn Rhamnus caroliniana Tree Perennial white
Small Palafox Palafoxia callosa Herb Annual white, pink, purple
Maximilian Sunflower Helianthus maximiliani Herb Perennial yellow, brown
Evening Primrose Oenothera macrocarpa Herb Perennial yellow
Mealy Blue Sage Salvia farinacea Herb Perennial blue
Net-Leaf Hackberry Celtis reticulata Tree Perennial green
Chinkapin Oak Quercus muhlenbergii Tree Perennial yellow, green, brown
Durrand Oak Quercus sinuata var. sinuata Tree Shrub Perennial brown
Agarita Mahonia trifoliolata Shrub Perennial yellow
Black Prairie-Clover Dalea frutescens Shrub Perennial purple
Black Walnut Juglans nigra Tree Perennial yellow, green, brown
Hill Country Penstemon Penstemon triflorus Herb Perennial red
Rain Lily Cooperia drummondii Herb Perennial white
Big Red Sage Salvia pentstemonoides Herb Perennial red
Jack in the Bush Chromolaena odorata Shrub Perennial purple
White Honeysuckle Lonicera albiflora Shrub Vine Perennial white
Texas Persimmon Diospyros texana Tree Perennial white, green
Texas Red Oak Quercus buckleyi Tree Perennial red
Live oak Quercus fusiformis Tree Perennial yellow
Bigelow Oak Quercus sinuata var. breviloba Tree Perennial red
Western Soapberry Sapindus drummondii Tree Perennial white
Lindheimer's Muhly Muhlenbergia lindheimeri Grass Perennial white
Rose Mallow Hibiscus Hibiscus moscheutos Shrub Perennial white, pink
Purple Clematis Clematis pitcheri Vine Perennial purple
Southern Live Oak Quercus virginiana Tree Perennial yellow
Buffalograss Buchloe dactyloides Grass Annual green
Dwarf Coreopsis Coreopsis grandiflora Herb Annual Perennial yellow
Blackjack Oak Quercus marilandica Tree Perennial white, red, green
Plains Coreopsis Coreopsis tinctoria Herb Annual yellow, brown
Gayfeather Liatris mucronata Herb Perennial pink, purple
Blazing Star Liatris elegans Herb Perennial purple
Texas lantana Lantana urticoides Shrub Herb Perennial red,, orange, yellow
Winged Sumac Rhus copallinum Shrub Perennial yellow, green
Greenthread Thelesperma filifolium Herb Annual yellow
Blanket Flower Gaillardia pulchella Herb Annual yellow, brown
Texas Bluebells Eustoma exaltatum ssp. russellianum Herb Annual Perennial blue
Post Oak Quercus stellata Tree Perennial yellow, brown
Elderberry Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis Shrub Perennial white
Broomsedge Andropogon virginicus Grass Perennial yellow
Autumn Blush Muhly Muhlenbergia capillaris Grass Perennial pink, purple
Drummond Phlox Phlox drummondii Herb Annual white, red, pink, purple
Red Columbine Aquilegia canadensis Herb Perennial red, pink, yellow
Fragrant Phlox Phlox pilosa Herb Perennial white, pink, purple
Four Nerve Daisy Tetraneuris scaposa Herb Perennial yellow
Yellow Columbine Aquilegia chrysantha Herb Perennial yellow
Greggs Salvia (Autumn Sage) Salvia greggii Shrub Herb Perennial white, red, pink, orange, purple
Eastern Red Cedar Juniperus virginiana Tree green, purple, brown
Splitbeard Bluestem Andropogon ternarius Grass Perennial brown
Gregg's Ash Fraxinus greggii Tree Perennial green
Texas Buckeye Aesculus glabra var. arguta Tree Perennial yellow, green
Huisache Daisy Amblyolepis setigera Herb Annual yellow
Narrow Leaf Coneflower Echinacea angustifolia Herb Perennial pink, purple
Cardinal Flower Lobelia cardinalis Herb Perennial red
Purple Coneflower Echinacea purpurea Herb Perennial pink, purple
Louisiana Phlox Phlox divaricata Herb Perennial white, red, pink, purple
Texas Star Hibiscus Hibiscus coccineus Herb Perennial red
Gulf Coast Penstemon Penstemon tenuis Herb Perennial purple
Showy False Dragonhead Physostegia pulchella Herb Perennial purple
Coral Berry Symphoricarpos orbiculatus Shrub Perennial white, green
Cross vine Bignonia capreolata Vine Perennial yellow
Arizona Cypress Cupressus arizonica Tree Perennial yellow, brown
Passion Vine Passiflora incarnata Vine Perennial pink, blue, purple
American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Shrub Perennial white, pink
Big Bluestem Andropogon gerardii Grass Perennial red, blue, brown
Turks Cap Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii Shrub Herb Perennial white, red
Southern Magnolia Magnolia grandiflora Tree Perennial white
Persimmon Diospyros virginiana Tree Perennial yellow, green
White Ash Fraxinus americana Tree Perennial yellow, purple
Green Ash Fraxinus pennsylvanica Tree Perennial green, purple, brown
Wax Myrtle Myrica cerifera Shrub Perennial yellow, red
Buttonbush Cephalanthus occidentalis Shrub Perennial white, pink
Halberdleaf Rose mallow Hibiscus laevis Shrub Perennial white, pink
Bushy Bluestem Andropogon glomeratus Grass Perennial white, brown
Inland Sea-Oats Chasmanthium latifolium Grass Perennial green
Sycamore Platanus occidentalis Tree Perennial red, yellow, green, brown
Texas Bluegrass Poa arachnifera Grass Perennial green, brown
Bald Cypress Taxodium distichum Tree Perennial purple
Wood Fern Thelypteris kunthii Fern Perennial
Basket Flower Centaurea americana Herb Annual white, pink
Indian Paintbrush Castilleja indivisa Herb Annual red, organge
Prairie Verbena Glandularia bipinnatifida var. bipinnatifida Herb Annual Perennial pink, purple
Chile Pequin Capsicum annuum Herb Annual Perennial white
Tall Coreopsis Coreopsis lanceolata Herb Annual Perennial yellow
Tropical Sage Salvia coccinea Herb Annual Perennial white, red. Pink
Wood Violet Viola missouriensis Herb Annual Perennial white, purple
Lyre Leaf Sage Salvia lyrata Herb Perennial white, blue, violet
Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa Herb Perennial orange, yellow
Horseherb Calyptocarpus vialis Herb Perennial yellow
Greggs Prairie-Clover Dalea greggii Herb Perennial purple
Frog Fruit Phyla nodiflora Herb Perennial white
Pitcher Sage Salvia azurea Herb Perennial white, blue
Prairie Spiderwort Tradescantia occidentalis Herb Perennial pink, purple
Zexmenia Wedelia acapulcensis var. hispida Herb Perennial yellow
Snake Herb Dyschoriste linearis Herb Perennial purple
Ironweed Vernonia baldwinii Herb Perennial pink, purple
Winecups Callirhoe involucrata Herb Perennial white, pink, purple
Engelmann's Daisy Engelmannia peristenia Herb Perennial yellow
White Avens Geum canadense Herb Perennial white
Wild Penstemon Penstemon cobaea Herb Perennial white, pink
Mexican Hat Ratibida columnifera Herb Perennial orange, yellow, brown
Blue Mist Flower Conoclinium coelestinum Herb Perennial blue, purple
Lindheimer's Gaura Gaura lindheimeri Herb Perennial white, pink
Obedient Plant Physostegia virginiana Herb Perennial pink, purple
Pigeonberry Rivina humilis Herb Perennial white, pink
Yaupon Holly Ilex vomitoria Tree Shrub Perennial white
Texas Sage Leucophyllum frutescens Tree Shrub Perennial white, pink, purple, violet
Lindheimer's Nolina Nolina lindheimeriana Shrub Grass Perennial white
Flame Acanthus Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii Shrub Perennial red, orange
Sundrops Calylophus berlandieri ssp. pinifolius Shrub Perennial yellow
Rock Rose Pavonia lasiopetala Shrub Perennial pink, yellow
Mesquite Prosopis glandulosa Tree Shrub Perennial yellow
Aromatic Sumac Rhus aromatica Shrub Perennial yellow
Smooth Sumac Rhus glabra Shrub Perennial white, yellow, green, brown
Mexican Buckeye Ungnadia speciosa Tree Shrub Perennial pink
Skeleton-Leaf Goldeneye Viguiera stenoloba Shrub Herb Perennial yellow
Red Yucca Hesperaloe parviflora Succulent Perennial red, yellow
Ashe Juniper Juniperus ashei Tree Perennial brown
Texas Nolina Nolina texana Grass Perennial white, green
Twistleaf Yucca Yucca rupicola Succulent Perennial white, green
Silver Bluestem Bothriochloa laguroides Grass Perennial white
Blue Gramma Bouteloua gracilis Grass Perennial yellow
Trumpet Vine Campsis radicans Vine Perennial red, orange. Yellow
Texas Redbud Cercis canadensis var. texensis Tree Perennial white, pink, purple
Desert Willow Chilopsis linearis Tree Perennial white, pink, purple, violet
Roughleaf Dogwood Cornus drummondii Tree Perennial white
Texas Ash Fraxinus texensis Tree Perennial green, brown
Curly-mesquite Hilaria belangeri Grass Perennial green
Mexican Plum Prunus mexicana Tree Perennial white, pink
Little Bluestem Schizachyrium scoparium Grass Perennial white, green, brown
Eve's Necklace Sophora affinis Tree Perennial white, pink, purple
Rusty Blackhaw Viburnum Viburnum rufidulum Tree Perennial white
Indigo Bush Amorpha fruticosa Shrub Perennial orange, blue, purple, violet
Virginia Creeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia Vine Perennial white, green
Sideoats Grama Bouteloua curtipendula Grass Perennial red, orange, yellow
Black Hickory Carya texana Tree Perennial red
Hackberry Celtis laevigata Tree Perennial green
Hawthorne Crataegus mollis Tree Perennial white
Kentucky Coffeetree Gymnocladus dioicus Tree Perennial white, green, brown
Green Sprangletop Leptochloa dubia Grass Perennial yellow
Red Mullberry Morus rubra Tree Perennial white, green, brown
Switchgrass Panicum virgatum Grass Perennial green, brown
Bur Oak Quercus macrocarpa Tree Perennial yellow, green, brown
Shumard Oak Quercus shumardii Tree Perennial white, green
Indiangrass Sorghastrum nutans Grass Perennial yellow
Red Buckeye Aesculus pavia Tree Shrub Perennial red, yellow
Possumhaw Holly Ilex decidua Tree Shrub Perennial white
Coral Honeysuckle Lonicera sempervirens Vine Perennial red, yellow
Eastern Gamma Grass Tripsacum dactyloides Grass Perennial brown
Box Elder Acer negundo Tree Perennial yellow, green, brown
Pecan Carya illinoiensis Tree Perennial yellow
Canada Wildrye Elymus canadensis Grass Perennial yellow, green, brown
Mexican White Oak Quercus polymorpha Tree Perennial green
American elm Ulmus americana Tree Perennial green
Cedar Elm Ulmus crassifolia Tree Perennial green
Texas bluebonnet Lupinus texensis Herb Annual white, blue
Lemon beebalm Monarda citriodora Herb Annual white, pink, purple
Pink Evening Primrose Oenothera speciosa Herb Annual white, pink
Leavenworth's Eryngo Eryngium leavenworthii Herb Annual blue, purple
Angels trumpet Datura wrightii Shrub Herb Annual white
Takhoko Daisy Machaeranthera tanacetifolia Herb Annual purple
Black Eyed Susan Rudbeckia hirta Herb Annual yellow
Wild Petunia Ruellia nudiflora Herb Perennial purple
Barbara's Buttons Marshallia caespitosa Herb Perennial white, pink, purple
Bergamon/Beebalm Monarda fistulosa Herb Perennial white, pink, purple
Blue-eyed grass Sisyrinchium angustifolium Herb Perennial blue
Engelmann Sage Salvia engelmannii Herb Perennial blue, purple
Texas Greeneyes Berlandiera betonicifolia Herb Perennial yellow
Prarie Onion Allium stellatum Herb Perennial white, pink, purple
Shrubby Skullcap Scutellaria drummondii Herb Annual white, purple
Spring Rain Lily Cooperia pedunculata Herb Perennial white
Standing Cypress Ipomospsis rubra Herb Annual Perennial red, orange, yellow
Two-leaved Senna Cassia roemeriana Shrub Perennial yellow
Golden Groundsel Packera obovata Herb Perennial yellow
Bigtooth Maple Acer grandidentatum Tree Perennial yellow, green
Loblolly Pine Pinus taeda Tree Perennial green, brown
Apache Plume Fallugia paradoxa Shrub Perennial white
Canyon Senna Cassia wislizenii Shrub Perennial yellow
Coralbean Erythrina herbacea Shrub Herb Perennial red
Pale Leaf Yucca Yucca pallida Succulent Perennial white
Texas Mock Orange Philadelphus texensis Shrub Perennial white
Virginia Sweetspire Itea virginica Shrub Perennial white
Bitterweed Helenium amarum Herb Annual yellow
Blue Flax Linum lewisii Herb Perennial blue, purple
Cowpen Daisy Verbesina enceloides Herb Annual yellow
Diamond Petal Primrose Oenothera rhombipetala Herb Annual Perennial yellow
Partridge Pea Chamaecrista fasciculata Herb Annual yellow
Snow-on-the-Prairie Euphorbia bicolor Herb Annual white
White Milk Wort Polygala alba Herb Perennial white
Carolina Jessamine Gelsemium sempervirens Vine Perennial yellow
Climbing Prairie Rose Rosa setigera Shrub Perennial white, pink
American Smoke Tree Cotinus obovatus Tree Perennial pink, yellow, purple
Cherry Laurel Prunus caroliniana Tree Shrub Perennial white
Goldenball Leadtree Leucaena retusa Tree Shrub Perennial yellow
Mexican Redbud Cercis canadensis var. mexicana Tree Perennial pink, purple
Rusty Blackhaw Virburnum rufidulum Shrub Perennial white
Wright Acacia Acacia wrightii Tree Perennial white, yellow
Snow-on-the-Mountain Euphorbia marginata Herb Annual white
Gregg's Mistflower Eupatorium greggii Herb Perennial violet, blue


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