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Special Collections

Wildflowers of Central Texas

Central Texas, also known as the Hill Country, encompasses a marvelous diversity of wildflowers. Comprising portions of the Edwards Plateau and Blackland Prairie, this region contains flora representing north, south, east, and west sections of the state. The plant life corresponds directly to the variety of soil types. Shallow, well-drained limestone soils are typical of the rugged hills and canyons of the Edwards Plateau; while dark, calcareous clays and gray, sandy loams characterize prairie soils. The diverse topography and varying amounts of rainfall create many habitats for plants. The species in this collection include some of the most common spring wildflowers in the area.

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Monarda citriodoraLemon beebalm
Purple horsemint
Lemon mint
Plains horsemint
Lemon horsemint
Horsemint
Purple lemon mint
Oenothera speciosaPink evening primrose
Showy evening primrose
Mexican evening primrose
Showy primrose
Pink ladies
Buttercups
Pink buttercups
Opuntia engelmannii var. lindheimeriTexas pricklypear
Prickly Pear
Texas Prickly Pear
Penstemon cobaeaPrairie penstemon
Prairie beardtongue
Foxglove penstemon
Foxglove beardtongue
False foxglove
Large-flowered penstemon
Large-flowered beardtongue
Cobaea penstemon
Cobaea beardtongue
Wild foxglove
Phlox drummondiiAnnual phlox
Phlox
Drummond phlox
Ratibida columniferaMexican hat
Prairie coneflower
Upright prairie coneflower
Red-spike mexican-hat
Long-headed coneflower
Thimbleflower
Rudbeckia hirtaBlack-eyed Susan
Common black-eyed Susan
Brown-eyed Susan
Salvia farinaceaMealy blue sage
Mealy sage
Mealycup sage
Sisyrinchium minusDwarf blue-eyed grass
Pink-Eyed Grass
Tradescantia giganteaGiant spiderwort
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