Our Texas Natives

This page started as just a list of our native plants. Now it's evolving more into an INVENTORY of EVERYTHING!

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"Texas Wildscape" 
RECOMMENDED NATIVES

From an online listing of native species provided by the Texas Wildscapes program, here's what we have in our own Wildscape:































Aquilegia canadensis Red columbine
Aquilegia longissima  Longspur columbine
Bignonia capreolata Crossvine
Bouteloua curtipendula Sideoats grama
Callicarpa americana American beautyberry
Calylophus berlandieri Sundrops
Campsis radicans  Trumpet creeper
Capsicum annuum  Chile pequin
Castilleja indivisa  Texas paintbrush
Celtis laevigata var. reticulata Hackberry
Cercis canadensis var. texensis  Texas redbud
Chromolaena odorata Fragrant boneset
Cocculus carolinus Carolina snailseed
Coreopsis lanceolata Lanceleaf coreopsis
Echinacea purpurea Purple coneflower
Eupatorium serotinum White boneset
Gaillardia pulchella Firewheel, Indian blanket
Glandularia bipinnatifida  Prairie verbena
Helianthus maximiliani Maximilian sunflower
Hesperaloe parviflora Red yucca
Lantana urticoides Texas lantana
Lonicera sempervirens Coral honeysuckle
Lupinus texensis Texas bluebonnet
Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii  Turk's cap
Melampodium leucanthum Blackfoot daisy
Oenothera speciosa Pink evening primrose
Parthenocissus quinquefolia Virginia creeper
Passiflora incarnata Purple passionflower
Pavonia lasiopetala Rock rose
Penstemon cobaea Wild foxglove
Quercus fusiformis  Texas live oak
Rudbeckia hirta Black-eyed susan
Salvia coccinea Scarlet sage
Salvia farinacea Mealy blue sage, mealycup
Salvia greggii  Autumn sage, cherry sage
Salvia regla  Mountain sage, royal sage
Salvia roemeriana Cedar sage
Tecoma stans  Yellowbells, esperanza
Tetraneuris scaposa var. scaposa  Four-nerve daisy
Thelesperma filifolium Stiff greenthread
Yucca rupicola Twistleaf yucca


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Native as in NATIVE 
(nature planted them, not us)

Acalypha phleoides Shrubby copperleaf
Anemone caroliniana Carolina anemone
Asclepias asperula Antelope horns

Boerhavia purpurascens Purple spiderling
Bouteloua curtipendula Sideoats grama
Bouteloua dactyloides Buffalograss

Calyptocarpus vialis Horseherb 
Castilleja indivisa Indian paintbrush
Centaurea americana American basket flower
Cercis canadensis var. canadensis  Redbud
Chamaecrista fasciculata Partridge pea
Cirsium texanum Texas thistle
Cissus trifoliata Sorrelvine
Cocculus carolinus Carolina snailseed (vine)
Convolvulus equitans Texas bindweed
Cooperia drummondii Evening rain lily
Cooperia pedunculata Hill Country rain lily
Coreopsis tinctoria Plains coreopsis
Croton monanthogynus Prairie tea

Dichondra carolinensis Carolina ponysfoot
Diodia teres Poorjoe (maybe)

Engelmannia peristenia Engelmann daisy
Erodium texanum Texas stork's-bill
Euphorbia cyathophora Wild poinsettia
Euphorbia maculata Prostrate spurge
Euphorbia marginata Snow on the mountain
Evax verna Rabbit tobacco
Evolvulus sericeus Silver dwarf morning-glory

Foresteriera pubescens Stretchberry, elbow bush

Galium aparine Catchweed bedstraw (sticky nuisance!)
Gaillardia pulchella Firewheel
Geranium carolinianum Wild geranium
Glandularia bipinnatifida Prairie verbena

Hedeoma acinoides Slender false pennyroyal
Helianthus annuus Common sunflower
Heliotropium tenellum White heliotrope
Houstonia pusilla Small bluet

Indiogera miniata Scarlet pea
Ipomoea cordatotriloba var. cordatotriloba Purple bindweed (vine)

Juniperus ashei  Ashe juniper

Lantana sp.

Lepidium montanum Western peppergrass 
Lindheimera texana Texas yellowstar

Mahonia trifoliolata Agarita
Matelea biflora Purple milkweed vine
Mimosa microphylla Sensitive briar

Nassella leucotricha Texas speargrass
Nothoscordum bivalve False garlic, crow poison

Oenothera triloba Stemless evening primrose
Oxalis drummondii Drummond's woodsorrel
Oxalis stricta Common yellow oxalis

Parthenocissus quinquefolia Virginia creeper (vine)
Passiflora lutea Yellow passionvine
Phyla nodiflora Texas frogfruit (I transplanted some from street)
Physalis viscosa Starhair groundcheery
Pyrrhopappus pauciflorus Texas dandelion

Quercus fusiformis  Texas live oak

Ratibida columnifera Mexican hat
Ruellia nudiflora Violet ruellia, wild petunia


Scutellaria wrightii Wright's skullcap
Sida filicaulis Spreading sida
Sisyrinchium angustifolium Narrowleaf blue-eyed grass
Smilax bona-nox Saw greenbriar (vine)
Solanum rostratum Buffalo bur
Sophora secundiflora  Mountain laurel

Thelesperma filifolium Greenthread
Tetraneuris linearifolia var. linearifolia Fineleaf four-nerved daisy
Tragia ramosa Branched noseburn

Verbena halei Texas vervain
Violet ruellia Wild petunia
Yucca rupicola Twistleaf yucca

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Texas natives that we DID plant
Buddleja marrubiifolia Woolly butterfly bush
Dalea frutescens Black dalea 
Hamelia patens Firebush
Mahonia trifoliolata Agarita 'Porcelein Blue'
Muhlenbergia capillaris Gulf muhly
Monarda citriodora Lemon beebalm  (deceased)
Penstemon baccharifolius Rock penstemon
Penstemon triflours Hill Country penstemon
Physostegia virginiana Fall obedient plant
Rivina humilis Pigeonberry (potted)
Salvia lyrata Lyreleaf sage
Scutellaria ovata Heartleaf skullcap
Stachys coccinea Texas betony
Symphoricarpos orbiculatus Coralberry
Tradescantia  Spiderwort 'Purple' 
Wedelia texana Zexmenia, wedelia



















NON-NATIVES NOT WANTED:

Centaurea melitensis Malta star-thistle INVASIVE!
Torillis arvensis Hedgeparsley  














































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