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Native Plants for Container Gardens in Central Texas

Native Plants for Container Gardens in Central Texas by Andrea DeLong-Amaya, Director of Horticulture, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. These plants are all native to the Central Texas region and are especially useful in container gardens. If you live outside of Central Texas, these may or may not be native to your area.

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Aquilegia canadensisEastern red columbine
Wild red columbine
Aquilegia chrysantha var. hinckleyanaHinckley's golden columbine
Yellow columbine
Hinckley columbine
Capote columbine
Bacopa monnieriCoastal Water-hyssop
Herb-of-grace
Water hyssop
Bouteloua curtipendulaSideoats grama
Capsicum annuumChile pequin
Chile petin
Bird pepper
Turkey pepper
Cayenne pepper
Callirhoe involucrataWinecup
Purple poppy mallow
Callirhoe pedataPalmleaf poppymallow
Standing Winecup
Finger Poppy-mallow
Carex planostachysCedar sedge
Chasmanthium latifoliumInland sea oats
Indian wood oats
Wild oats
River oats
Flathead oats
Upland Oats
Upland Sea Oats
Chrysactinia mexicanaDamianita
Conoclinium coelestinumBlue mistflower
Wild ageratum
Blue boneset
Mistflower
Cooperia drummondiiEvening rain lily
Evening star rain lily
Cooperia pedunculataPrairie lily
Rain lily
Hill Country rain lily
Dalea greggiiGregg dalea
Gregg's prairie clover
Trailing indigo bush
Indigo bush
Dyschoriste linearisSnake herb
Polkadots
Narrowleaf dyschoriste
Echinodorus cordifoliusCreeping burrhead
Lance-leaf Burhead
Radican Sword "Giant Mother Plant"
Equisetum hyemaleCanuela
Horsetail
Scouring rush
Scouringrush horsetail
Geum canadenseWhite avens
Giliastrum rigidulumBluebowls
Blue gilia
Glandularia bipinnatifidaPurple prairie verbena
Prairie verbena
Dakota vervain
Dakota mock vervain
Moradilla
Heterotheca canescensGray golden-aster
Hoary false goldenaster
Hymenocallis liriosmeSpring spiderlily
Spider Lily
Spring Spider Lily
Hydrocotyle umbellataManyflower marshpennywort
Water-pennywort
 Money-plant
Iris virginicaVirginia iris
Great Blue Flag
Southern blueflag
Justicia americanaAmerican water-willow
Water-willow
Lindheimera texanaTexas yellowstar
Texas star
Lindheimer daisy
Texas yellow star
Lobelia cardinalisCardinal flower
Ludwigia octovalvisMexican primrose-willow
Narrow-leaf Water Primrose
Seedbox
Mexican Primrose Willow
Lupinus texensisTexas bluebonnet
Bluebonnet
Texas lupine
Buffalo clover
Wolf-flower
Marshallia caespitosaBarbara's-buttons
Puffballs
White Barbara's-buttons
Manfreda maculosaFalse Aloe
Spice lily
Spice-Lily
Marsilea macropodaBigfoot water clover
Water clover
Clover-fern
Largefoot pepperwort
Marsilea vestitaHairy water clover
Water clover
Melampodium leucanthumBlackfoot Daisy
Rock daisy
Plains blackfoot
Nemophila phacelioidesBaby blue-eyes
Flannel breeches
Large-flower baby-blue-eyes
Largeflower baby blue eyes
Texas baby blue eyes
Nolina lindheimerianaDevil's shoestring
Devil's-shoestring
Ribbon grass
Nolina texanaTexas sacahuista
Texas beargrass
Basket grass
Sacahuista
Bunchgrass
Oenothera macrocarpaBigfruit evening-primrose
Missouri evening-primrose
Fluttermill
Big-fruit evening-primrose
Missouri Primrose
Packera obovataGolden groundsel
Roundleaf groundsel
Roundleaf ragwort
Squawweed
Penstemon baccharifoliusRock penstemon
Rock beardtongue
Cut-leaf penstemon
Cut-leaf beardtongue
Baccharis-leaf penstemon
Baccharis-leaf beardtongue
Penstemon tenuisBrazos penstemon
Brazos beardtongue
Gulf penstemon
Gulf beardtongue
Gulf Coast penstemon
Gulf Coast beardtongue
Sharp-sepal penstemon
Sharp-sepal beardtongue
Phlox drummondiiAnnual phlox
Phlox
Drummond phlox
Phyla nodifloraTexas frogfruit
Turkey tangle fogfruit
Frogfruit
Phlox pilosaDowny phlox
Prairie phlox
Fragrant phlox
Pontederia cordataPickerelweed
Pickerel rush
Rivina humilisPigeonberry
Rouge plant
Baby peppers
Salvia coccineaScarlet Sage
Tropical Sage
Blood sage
Salvia greggiiAutumn sage
Cherry sage
Gregg salvia
Salvia lyrataLyreleaf sage
Cancer weed
Salvia penstemonoidesBig red sage
Penstemon sage
Salvia roemerianaCedar sage
Scutellaria ovata ssp. bracteataHeartleaf skullcap
Heart-leaf skullcap
Scutellaria wrightiiWright's skullcap
Bushy skullcap
Shrubby skullcap
Sisyrinchium minusDwarf blue-eyed grass
Pink-Eyed Grass
Stachys coccineaScarlet betony
Scarlet hedge-nettle
Texas betony
Tetraneuris scaposaFour-nerve daisy
Hymenoxys
Stemmy four-nerve daisy
Yellow daisy
Bitterweed
Thamnosma texanaDutchman's breeches
Ruda del monte
Rue of the mountains
Texas desert-rue
Tradescantia giganteaGiant spiderwort
Viola pedataBirdfoot violet
Bird's-foot violet
Bird-foot violet
Yucca rupicolaTwistleaf yucca
Twisted-leaf yucca
Texas yucca
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