Pineywoods Native Plant Center

The mission of the Pineywoods Native Plant Center at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, is to promote the education, conservation and use of native plants of the Southern Forest. The Center maintains a protected 40-acre woodland (including the restored Tucker House) in the center of Nacogdoches as well the 119-acre Mill Wood Garden natural area six miles east of the University.


Scientific Name Common Name Duration Habit Sun Water
Acalypha gracilens Slender threeseed mercury Annual Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Acer negundo Ash-leaf maple, Ash-leaved maple, Box elder, Boxelder, Fresno de guajuco Perennial Tree Sun Moist
Acer rubrum Red maple, Scarlet maple Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist
Acer saccharum Sugar maple, Northern sugar maple Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Achillea millefolium Common yarrow, Yarrow, Milfoil, Western yarrow Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Aesculus pavia Scarlet Buckeye, Red buckeye, Firecracker plant Perennial Shrub, Tree Part-shade Moist
Allium canadense Meadow garlic, Wild garlic, Wild onion Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Moist
Allium drummondii Drummond's onion, Wild Garlic, Drummond wild onion Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Ampelopsis arborea Peppervine Perennial Vine Sun, Part-shade Moist
Andropogon glomeratus Bushy bluestem, Brushy bluestem Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Wet, Moist
Andropogon virginicus Broomsedge bluestem, Broom-sedge Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Moist
Antennaria parlinii Parlin's pussytoes, Ladies' tobacco Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Aralia spinosa Devil's walkingstick, Devil's walking-stick, Prickly Ash, Hercules club, Angelica tree Perennial Tree Part-shade Moist
Arisaema dracontium Green dragon, Dragonroot, Greendragon Perennial Herb Sun, Shade Moist
Arisaema triphyllum Jack in the pulpit, Indian jack in the pulpit, Jack-in-the-pulpit Perennial Herb Sun, Shade Wet, Moist
Arundinaria gigantea Giant cane, American bamboo Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Wet
Asimina triloba Pawpaw, Indian banana, Common pawpaw Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Asplenium platyneuron Ebony spleenwort Perennial Fern Shade, Part-shade Moist
Athyrium filix-femina Common ladyfern, Lady fern, Ladyfern, Subarctic lady fern Perennial Herb, Fern Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Berchemia scandens Alabama supple-jack, Alabama supplejack, Rattan-vine Perennial Vine Shade, Part-shade Moist
Boehmeria cylindrica Smallspike false nettle, Bog Hemp Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Botrychium dissectum Cutleaf grapefern Perennial Herb, Fern
Botrychium virginianum Rattlesnake fern Perennial Herb, Fern Shade Moist
Callicarpa americana American beautyberry, French mulberry Perennial Shrub Part-shade Moist
Camassia scilloides Atlantic camas, Wild hyacinth Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Dry
Cardamine bulbosa Bulbous bittercress, Spring cress Perennial Herb Shade Wet
Carex crus-corvi Ravenfoot sedge Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Carpinus caroliniana American hornbeam, Blue beech, Musclewood, Ironwood Perennial Tree Shade, Part-shade Moist
Carya cordiformis Bitternut hickory, Swamp hickory Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Carya ovata Shagbark hickory Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Carya texana Black hickory Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Castilleja indivisa Entireleaf indian paintbrush, Texas paintbrush, Indian paintbrush, Scarlet paintbrush, Entire-leaf indian-paintbrush Annual Herb Sun Dry
Celtis laevigata Sugar hackberry, Hackberry, Sugarberry, Texas sugarberry, Palo blanco Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Cerastium brachypodum Short-stalk Chickweed, Shortstalk chickweed Annual, Perennial Herb
Cercis canadensis Eastern redbud, Redbud Perennial Tree Shade, Part-shade Moist
Chaetopappa asteroides Arkansas leastdaisy, Least daisy Annual Herb
Chasmanthium latifolium Inland sea oats, Indian wood oats, Wild oats, River oats, Flathead oats, Upland Oats, Upland Sea Oats Perennial Grass/Grass-like Shade, Part-shade Moist
Cicuta maculata Spotted water hemlock, Water-Hemlock, Beaver Poison Biennial Herb Wet
Claytonia virginica Virginia springbeauty, Springbeauty Perennial Herb Part-shade Moist
Cocculus carolinus Carolina snailseed, Carolina coralbead, Carolina moonseed, Red berried moonseed, Carolina red berried moonseed Perennial Vine Part-shade Moist
Commelina erecta Whitemouth dayflower, Widow's tears, Day flower, White-mouth dayflower Perennial Herb Part-shade Dry
Commelina virginica Virginia dayflower Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Conyza canadensis Canadian horseweed, Horseweed Annual Herb Sun
Cornus florida Flowering dogwood, Virginia dogwood Perennial Tree Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Crataegus marshallii Parsley hawthorn Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Crataegus spathulata Littlehip hawthorn, Pasture haw Perennial Shrub, Tree
Croton capitatus Hogwort Annual Herb
Cyperus esculentus Yellow nutsedge, Chufa Sedge, Yellow nut-grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Moist
Cyperus retroflexus Oneflower flatsedge Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Dichondra carolinensis Carolina ponysfoot, Ponyfoot Perennial Herb
Diodia teres Poorjoe Annual Herb
Diodia virginiana Buttonweed, Virginia buttonweed Annual Subshrub
Diospyros virginiana Common persimmon, Eastern persimmon Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Elymus virginicus Virginia wildrye, Virginia wild rye Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Moist
Erigeron strigosus Prairie fleabane, Daisy fleabane Annual, Biennial, Perennial Herb Sun
Erythronium albidum White troutlily, Dogtooth violet, White fawnlily, Adder's tongue Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Eupatorium capillifolium Dog Fennel, Dogfennel Perennial Herb
Fraxinus americana White ash Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Galium aparine Catchweed Bedstraw, Cleavers, Stickywilly Annual Vine Shade
Gelsemium sempervirens Carolina jessamine, Yellow jessamine, Evening trumpetflower, Poor man's rope Perennial Vine Sun, Part-shade Moist
Geranium carolinianum Carolina geranium, Wild geranium, Carolina cranesbill Annual Herb Part-shade
Geum canadense White avens Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Helenium amarum Yellow Sneezeweed, Bitterweed, Yellow bitterweed, Yellowdicks, Slender-leaved sneezeweed, Fine-leaved sneezweed, Yellow dog-fennel Annual Herb Part-shade Dry
Hypoxis hirsuta Common Goldstar, Yellow star-grass, Eastern yellow star-grass Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Dry
Ilex decidua Possumhaw, Possumhaw Holly, Deciduous Holly, Winterberry, Deciduous yaupon Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Moist
Ilex opaca American holly, Christmas holly Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Dry
Ilex vomitoria Yaupon, Yaupon Holly, Cassina Perennial Shrub, Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Juniperus virginiana Eastern red cedar, Eastern redcedar, Virginia juniper Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Dry
Krigia caespitosa Weedy dwarfdandelion, Dwarf dandelion Annual Herb
Krigia dandelion Potato dwarf dandelion, Potato dandelion Perennial Herb
Lepidium virginicum Virginia peppergrass, Virginia pepperweed, Peppergrass, Poor man's pepper Annual Herb Sun Dry
Lepuropetalon spathulatum Petiteplant Annual Subshrub
Lilium michauxii Carolina lily Perennial Herb Part-shade Moist, Dry
Liquidambar styraciflua Sweetgum, American sweetgum Perennial Tree Part-shade Moist
Lobelia cardinalis Cardinal flower Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Magnolia grandiflora Southern magnolia, Evergreen magnolia, Bull bay Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Mitchella repens Partridgeberry, Twinberry, Running box, Pigeon plum Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Modiola caroliniana Carolina bristlemallow, Carolina Modiola Annual Subshrub
Morus rubra Red mulberry, Moral Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Nothoscordum bivalve Crow poison, Crowpoison, False garlic Perennial Herb Sun
Oenothera laciniata Cutleaf evening-primrose, Cut-leaf Evening Primrose Annual Herb Part-shade
Oenothera speciosa Pink evening primrose, Showy evening primrose, Mexican evening primrose, Showy primrose, Pink ladies, Buttercups, Pink buttercups Perennial Herb Sun Moist, Dry
Onoclea sensibilis Sensitive fern, Bead fern, Sympathy fern Perennial Herb, Fern Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Ostrya virginiana Eastern hop-hornbeam, Hophornbeam, Ironwood Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Oxalis dillenii Slender yellow woodsorrel Perennial Herb
Oxalis violacea Violet woodsorrel, Violet wood-sorrel Perennial Herb Part-shade Moist
Packera obovata Golden groundsel, Roundleaf groundsel, Roundleaf ragwort, Squawweed Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Moist
Parthenocissus quinquefolia Virginia creeper Perennial Vine Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Passiflora lutea Yellow passion vine, Yellow passion-flower, Yellow passionflower Perennial Herb Part-shade Moist
Phlox pilosa Downy phlox, Prairie phlox, Fragrant phlox Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Phryma leptostachya American lopseed, Lopseed Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Phytolacca americana American pokeweed, Pokeweed, Pokeberry, Red Ink Plant, Pigeonberry Perennial Herb Part-shade Moist
Pinus echinata Shortleaf pine, Yellow pine, Spruce pine Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Pinus taeda Loblolly pine, Old field pine, Bull pine, Rosemary pine Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Platanus occidentalis American sycamore, Buttonwood, Plane-tree, Sycamore Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Pleopeltis polypodioides ssp. polypodioides Resurrection fern Perennial Herb, Fern
Podophyllum peltatum Mayapple, Indian apple, Wild mandrake, Pomme de mai, Podophylle pelt Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Moist
Polygonatum biflorum Smooth Solomon's seal, Great Solomon's-seal, Sealwort Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Polypremum procumbens Juniper leaf Annual, Perennial Herb
Populus deltoides Eastern cottonwood, Alamo, Carolina poplar, Necklace Poplar Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist, Dry
Prunella vulgaris Common selfheal Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist
Prunus caroliniana Cherry laurel, Carolina cherry laurel, Laurel cherry, Carolina laurel cherry Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist
Prunus mexicana Mexican plum, Bigtree plum Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Prunus serotina Black cherry, Rum cherry Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Pteridium aquilinum Western bracken fern, Bracken fern, Western bracken, Bracken Perennial Herb, Fern Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist, Dry
Quercus alba White oak, Northern white oak, Stave Oak, Ridge White Oak, Forked-leaf White Oak Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Quercus falcata Southern red oak, Spanish oak Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Quercus marilandica Blackjack oak, Barren oak, Black oak, Jack oak Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Quercus michauxii Swamp chestnut oak, Basket oak, Cow oak Perennial Tree Part-shade Moist
Quercus nigra Water oak Perennial Tree Part-shade Wet
Quercus phellos Willow oak Perennial Tree Part-shade Moist
Quercus shumardii Shumard oak, Shumard's oak, Shumard red oak, Southern red oak Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Quercus stellata Post oak Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Rhus aromatica Fragrant sumac, Aromatic sumac, Lemon sumac, Polecat bush Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Rhus glabra Smooth sumac Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Dry
Rubus trivialis Dewberry, Southern dewberry Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Rudbeckia triloba Browneyed Susan, Brown-eyed-Susan, Thin-leaved coneflower, Three-lobed Rudbeckia Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Ruellia humilis Fringeleaf wild petunia, Hairy ruellia, Low wild Petunia, Low ruellia Perennial Herb Part-shade Moist
Sabal minor Dwarf palmetto, Palmetto, Bush palmetto Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Salix nigra Black willow, Gulf black willow Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Sanguinaria canadensis Bloodroot Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Sanicula canadensis Canadian blacksnakeroot, Black Snakeroot Biennial Herb
Sassafras albidum Sassafras Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Sida rhombifolia Cuban jute Annual Subshrub
Smilax bona-nox Saw greenbrier, Catbrier, Bullbrier Perennial Vine Shade Moist, Dry
Smilax laurifolia Laurel greenbrier, Laurel greenbriar Perennial Vine Part-shade Wet
Smilax rotundifolia Roundleaf greenbrier Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Solanum carolinense Carolina horse-nettle, Carolina horsenettle Perennial Herb
Taraxacum officinale Common dandelion, Blowball, Dandelion, Faceclock Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Taxodium distichum Bald cypress, Baldcypress, Common bald cypress, Southern bald cypress, Deciduous cypress Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist
Tilia americana American basswood, American linden, Lime tree, Bee tree Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Tradescantia hirsutiflora Hairyflower spiderwort Perennial Herb Part-shade Moist
Tridens flavus Purpletop tridens, Redtop tridens, Tall redtop tridens, Purpletop, Redtop, Tall redtop Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Dry
Triodanis perfoliata Clasping Venus' looking-glass Annual Herb Shade Dry
Ulmus americana American elm, White elm Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist
Ulmus crassifolia Cedar elm, Fall elm, Olmo Perennial Tree Part-shade Moist
Ulmus rubra Slippery elm, Red elm Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist
Urtica chamaedryoides Heartleaf nettle, Stinging nettle Annual Herb
Vaccinium arboreum Farkleberry, Tree sparkleberry, Sparkleberry Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Valerianella radiata Beaked cornsalad, Woods corn-salad Annual Herb
Verbesina virginica Frostweed, White crownbeard, Iceplant, Iceweed, Virginia crownbeard, Indian tobacco, Richweed, Squawweed Biennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Viburnum rufidulum Rusty blackhaw viburnum, Rusty blackhaw, Southern blackhaw, Downy viburnum Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Vicia caroliniana Carolina vetch Perennial Vine
Vicia ludoviciana Louisiana vetch, Deer Pea Vetch Annual Herb
Viola affinis Sand violet, Pale early violet Perennial Herb Part-shade Moist
Viola walteri Walter's violet, Prostrate blue violet Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Moist
Vitis mustangensis Mustang grape Perennial Vine Part-shade Dry
Vitis rotundifolia Muscadine, Scuppernong grape Perennial Vine Part-shade Moist
Woodsia obtusa Bluntlobe cliff fern Perennial Herb, Fern Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Yucca louisianensis Gulf Coast yucca Perennial Subshrub Sun Moist, Dry
Zanthoxylum clava-herculis Hercules' club Perennial Tree Sun Dry