En EspaŅol



Narrow Your Search

Select State or Province

General Appearance

Lifespan

Light requirement
 Sun - 6 or more hrs
 Part shade - 2 to 6 hrs
 Shade - 2 hrs or less

Soil moisture
 Dry - no signs of moisture
 Moist - looks & feels damp
 Wet - saturated
Bloom Time
 Jan  Feb  Mar
 Apr  May  Jun
 Jul  Aug  Sep
 Oct  Nov  Dec
Bloom Color
 White  Red  Pink
 Orange  Yellow  Green
 Blue  Purple  Violet
 Brown  Black

Height (in feet)
 0-1  1-3  3-6  6-12
 12-36  36-72  72-100
 More than 100

Share

Special Collections

High Plains

The High Plains area is part of the Southern Great Plains. It is separated from the Rolling Plains by the Llano Estacado Escarpment and dissected by the Canadian River Breaks in the northern part. Notable canyons include Tule and Palo Duro along the Caprock. This relatively level plateau contains many shallow siltation depressions, or playa lakes, which sometimes cover as much as 40 acres and contain several feet of water after heavy rains. These depressions support unique patterns of vegetation within their confines.

The upland soils are dark brown to reddish brown, mostly deep, neutral to calcareous clay and clay loams in the north to sandy loams and sands in the south. Caliche is present under many soils at various depths, especially on the Potter series. The original vegetation of the High Plains was variously classified as mixed prairie, shortgrass prairie, and in some locations on deep, sandy soils as tallgrass prairie. Blue grama, buffalograss, and galleta (Hilaria jamesii) are the principal vegetation on the clay and clay loam sites.

Printer Friendly: Species List | List with Images | List with QR Tags to Mobile


<< previous 1 2 3 4 5 ... 15 next >> 
146 Results:   10 25  50  100 per page


scientific namecommon name(s)image gallery
Allium drummondiiDrummond's onion
Wild Garlic
Drummond wild onion
Ampelopsis cordataHeartleaf peppervine
Heart-leaf ampelopsis
Amorpha fruticosaIndigo bush
False indigo bush
False indigo
Desert false indigo
Amblyolepis setigeraHuisache daisy
Butterfly daisy
Honey daisy
Andropogon gerardiiBig bluestem
Turkeyfoot
Aphanostephus skirrhobasisLazy daisy
Arkansas lazy daisy
Arkansas dozedaisy
Argemone polyanthemosAnnual pricklepoppy
Bluestem pricklepoppy
Bluestem prickly poppy
Crested pricklypoppy
Pricklypoppy
Thistle poppy
White prickly poppy
White pricklypoppy
Atriplex canescensChamiso
Four-wing saltbush
Fourwing saltbush
Wingscale
Berlandiera lyrataChocolate daisy
Chocolate flower
Lyreleaf greeneyes
Green-Eyed lyre leaf
Bothriochloa barbinodisCane bluestem
scientific namecommon name(s)image gallery

<< previous 1 2 3 4 5 ... 15 next >> 
146 Results:   10 25  50  100 per page



E-NEWSLETTER | BECOME A MEMBER | DONATE NOW | MEDIA | SITEMAP
© 2014 Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center