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Jacob's Well Natural Area

Jacob's Well is one of the most significant natural geologic treasures in the Texas Hill Country. It is one of the longest underwater caves in Texas and an artesian spring. Jacobís Well surges up thousands of gallons of water per minute and acts as headwaters to the beautiful Cypress Creek that flows through Wimberley, sustaining Blue Hole and the Blanco River, recharging the Edwards Aquifer, and finally replenishing estuaries in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Abutilon fruticosumIndian mallow
Texas Indian mallow
Acer negundoBox elder
Box elder maple
Ash-leaved maple
Ashleaf maple
Red River maple
Fresno de guajuco
Acalypha ostryifoliaPineland threeseed mercury
Hop-hornbeam copperleaf
Acalypha phleoidesShrubby copperleaf
Three-seeded mercury
Aesculus glabra var. argutaOhio buckeye
White buckeye
Texas buckeye
Aesculus paviaScarlet Buckeye
Red buckeye
Firecracker plant
Allium canadenseMeadow garlic
Wild garlic
Wild onion
Amorpha fruticosaIndigo bush
False indigo bush
False indigo
Desert false indigo
Andropogon glomeratusBushy bluestem
Brushy bluestem
Argemone albifloraBluestem pricklypoppy
White pricklypoppy
Aristida purpureaPurple threeawn
Purple 3-awn
Purple three-awn
Red threeawn
Asclepias asperulaAntelope horns
Spider milkweed
Green-flowered milkweed
Spider antelope-horns
Baccharis neglectaFalse Willow
Jara dulce
Poverty Weed
Roosevelt Weed
Bouteloua curtipendulaSideoats grama
Banderilla
Banderita
Navajita
Bothriochloa laguroidesSilver Bluestem
Silver beardgrass
Bouteloua rigidisetaTexas grama
Buddleja racemosaWand butterfly-bush
Wand butterflybush
Callicarpa americanaAmerican beautyberry
French mulberry
Carex blandaEastern woodland sedge
Creek sedge
Common wood sedge
Carya illinoinensisPecan
Callirhoe involucrataWinecup
Purple poppy mallow
Carex planostachysCedar sedge
Calyptocarpus vialisHorseherb
Straggler daisy
Hierba del caballo
Lawnflower
Cercis canadensis var. texensisTexas redbud
Celtis laevigataSugar hackberry
Texas sugarberry
Sugarberry
Southern hackberry
Lowland hackberry
Hackberry
Palo blanco
Cephalanthus occidentalisCommon buttonbush
Buttonbush
Button willow
Centaurium texenseLady Bird's centaury
Chaetopappa asteroidesArkansas leastdaisy
Least daisy
Chasmanthium latifoliumInland sea oats
Indian wood oats
Wild oats
River oats
Flathead oats
Upland Oats
Upland Sea Oats
Chaptalia nutansHeal and draw
Silverpuff
Lechuguilla
Cirsium texanumTexas thistle
Cissus trifoliataGrape ivy
Possum grape
Cow-itch vine
Sorrelvine
Arizona grape ivy
Clematis drummondiiOld man's beard
Drummond's clematis
Texas virgin's bower
Goat's beard
Clematis texensisScarlet clematis
Scarlet leatherflower
Texas clematis
Cocculus carolinusCarolina snailseed
Carolina coralbead
Carolina moonseed
Red berried moonseed
Carolina red berried moonseed
Cornus drummondiiRoughleaf dogwood
Drummond's dogwood
Rough-leaf dogwood
Coreopsis lanceolataLanceleaf coreopsis
Lance-leaved coreopsis
Lanceleaf tickseed
Sand coreopsis
Cooperia pedunculataHill Country rain lily
Prairie lily
Rain lily
Flor de mayo
Coreopsis tinctoriaPlains coreopsis
Golden tickseed
Goldenwave
Coreopsis
Calliopsis
Croton fruticulosusBush croton
Encinilla
Hierba Loca
Croton monanthogynusPrairie tea
One-seed Croton
Dasylirion texanumTexas sotol
Sotol
Diospyros texanaTexas persimmon
Mexican persimmon
Black persimmon
Chapote
Chapote prieto
Diospyros virginianaCommon persimmon
Eastern persimmon
Possumwood
Date plum
Winter plum
Jove's fruit
Elymus virginicusVirginia wildrye
Virginia wild rye
Eragrostis intermediaPlains lovegrass
Erioneuron pilosumHairy Woollygrass
Hairy Tridens
Erodium texanumTexas stork's bill
Stork's Bill
Pine needle
Fillaree
Euphorbia cyathophoraWild Poinsettia
Poinsettia
Fire on the Mountain
Euphorbia dentataToothed spurge
Toothed-leaf poinsettia
Euphorbia marginataSnow on the mountain
Snow-on-the-mountain
Evolvulus sericeusSilver dwarf morning-glory
White Evolvulus
Eysenhardtia texanaTexas kidneywood
Kidneywood
Bee-Brush
Vara dulce
Forestiera pubescensElbow bush
Stretchberry
Spring herald
Frangula carolinianaCarolina buckthorn
Carolina false buckthorn
Yellow buckthorn
Indian cherry
Yellowwood
Fraxinus pennsylvanicaGreen ash
Red ash
Swamp ash
River ash
Water ash
Darlington ash
Gaillardia pulchellaIndian Blanket
Firewheel
Girasol rojo
Galium texenseTexas bedstraw
Geum canadenseWhite avens
Glandularia bipinnatifidaPrairie Verbena
Purple Prairie Verbena
Dakota Vervain
Dakota Mock Vervain
Moradilla
Ilex deciduaPossumhaw
Possumhaw holly
Deciduous holly
Meadow holly
Prairie holly
Swamp holly
Welk holly
Deciduous yaupon
Bearberry
Winterberry
Ilex vomitoriaYaupon
Yaupon Holly
Cassina
Ipomopsis rubraStanding cypress
Texas plume
Red Texas star
Red gilia
Iva angustifoliaNarrowleaf marshelder
Narrow-leaf Sumpweed
Justicia americanaAmerican water-willow
Water-willow
Juniperus asheiAshe juniper
Ashe's juniper
Mountain cedar
Rock cedar
Post cedar
Texas cedar
Brake cedar
Mexican juniper
Blueberry juniper
Ozark white cedar
Sabino
Enebro
Juglans microcarpaLittle walnut
Texas walnut
Texas black walnut
River walnut
Nogalito
Nogalillo
Namboca
Ludwigia repensCreeping primrose-willow
Floating primrose-willow
Water primrose
Lupinus texensisTexas bluebonnet
Bluebonnet
Texas lupine
Buffalo clover
Wolf flower
Maurandella antirrhinifloraSnapdragon Vine
Roving sailor
Climbing snapdragon
Little snapdragon vine
Malvaviscus arboreusTurkscap
Wax mallow
Bleeding hearts
Mexican apple
Manzanilla
Matelea reticulataGreen milkweed vine
Net vein milkvine
Netted milkvine
Pearl milkweed Vine
Mahonia swaseyiTexas barberry
Texas Oregon-grape
Mahonia trifoliolataAgarita
Agarito
Algerita
Laredo mahonia
Laredo Oregon-grape
Trifoliate barberry
Wild currant
Melampodium leucanthumBlackfoot Daisy
Rock daisy
Plains blackfoot
Arnica
Mimosa borealisFragrant mimosa
Pink Mimosa
Morus rubraRed mulberry
Moral
Nassella leucotrichaTexas wintergrass
Texas Speargrass
Wintergrass
Oenothera speciosaPink evening primrose
Showy evening primrose
Mexican evening primrose
Showy primrose
Pink ladies
Buttercups
Pink buttercups
Opuntia engelmanniiCactus apple
Opuntia macrorhizaBigroot Prickly Pear
Twist-spine Prickly Pear
Common Prickly Pear
Plains Prickly Pear
Oxalis dilleniiSlender yellow wood sorrel
Yellow wood sorrel
Parthenocissus heptaphyllaSevenleaf creeper
Seven-leaf Creeper
Passiflora luteaYellow passionflower
Yellow passion vine
Yellow passion-flower
Parietaria pensylvanicaPennsylvania pellitory
Pennsylvania cucumber plant
Parthenocissus quinquefoliaVirginia creeper
Panicum virgatumSwitchgrass
Wand panic grass
Physalis cinerascensSmallflower groundcherry
Phacelia congestaBlue curls
Caterpillars
Fiddleneck
Phyla nodifloraTexas frogfruit
Turkey tangle fogfruit
Frogfruit
Phyllanthus polygonoidesSmartweed leaf-flower
Platanus occidentalisAmerican sycamore
Eastern sycamore
American plane tree
Plane tree
Buttonwood
Buttonball tree
Prosopis glandulosaHoney mesquite
Glandular mesquite
Algarroba
Prunus mexicanaMexican plum
Bigtree plum
Inch plum
Ptelea trifoliataWafer ash
Common hoptree
Hop tree
Pyrrhopappus pauciflorusSmallflower desert-chicory
Texas dandelion
False dandelion
Quercus buckleyiTexas red oak
Buckley oak
Texas oak
Spanish oak
Spotted Oak
Rock Oak
Quercus fusiformisEscarpment live oak
Plateau live oak
Hill country live oak
Texas live oak
Scrub live oak
Plateau oak
Encino molino
Tesmoli
Quercus marilandicaBlackjack oak
Barren oak
Black oak
Jack oak
Quercus sinuataBastard oak
Durand oak
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