Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

The Wildflower Center is a botanical garden in Austin, Texas, dedicated to native plants. Our vision for the future is to preserve and restore the natural beauty and biological richness of North America by inspiring people to love the land. We want people to think differently about the plants around them. We want people to understand the role of native plants in a healthy ecosystem, to value the beauty and health of the natural landscape that defines their heritage, and to take action to protect, conserve, and restore the natural landscapes of North America.


Scientific Name Common Name Duration Habit Sun Water
Abutilon fruticosum Indian mallow, Texas Indian mallow Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Abutilon incanum Pelotazo, Indian mallow, Shrubby Indian mallow Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Abutilon wrightii Wright's Indian mallow Perennial Herb, Subshrub
Acalypha ostryifolia Pineland threeseed mercury, Hop-hornbeam copperleaf Annual Herb Sun Moist, Dry
Acalypha phleoides Shrubby copperleaf, Three-seeded mercury Perennial Herb Part-shade
Acalypha radians Cardinal's feather, Cardinal feather Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Acer grandidentatum Bigtooth maple, Big-toothed maple, Uvalde bigtooth maple, Southwestern bigtooth maple, Canyon maple, Sabinal maple, Western sugar maple Perennial Shrub, Tree Sun Moist
Acer negundo Box elder, Box elder maple, Ash-leaved maple, Ashleaf maple, Red River maple, Fresno de guajuco Perennial Tree Sun Moist
Acmella oppositifolia var. repens Oppositeleaf Spotflower, Opposite-leaf Spotflower Perennial Herb Sun
Acourtia runcinata Featherleaf desertpeony, Peonia Perennial Herb
Adiantum capillus-veneris Southern maidenhair fern, Common maidenhair fern, Maidenhair fern, Venus hair fern Perennial Fern Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Aesculus glabra var. arguta Ohio buckeye, White buckeye, Texas buckeye Perennial Tree Part-shade Wet, Moist
Aesculus pavia Scarlet Buckeye, Red buckeye, Firecracker plant Perennial Shrub, Tree Part-shade Moist
Aesculus pavia var. pavia Scarlet buckeye, Red buckeye, Southern buckeye, Firecracker plant Perennial Shrub, Tree Part-shade Moist, Dry
Agalinis edwardsiana Plateau false foxglove, Plateau agalinis, Plateau gerardia, Plateau false-foxglove Annual Herb Part-shade
Agalinis heterophylla Prairie agalinis, Prairie false-foxglove Annual Herb Part-shade Moist, Dry
Agave parryi ssp. neomexicana Parry's agave, New Mexico agave Perennial Cactus/Succulent Sun Dry
Agave univittata Maguey mezortillo, Thorncrest century plant Perennial Herb, Cactus/Succulent Sun Dry
Ageratina altissima var. altissima White snakeroot Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Moist
Ageratina havanensis Shrubby boneset, White mistflower, White shrub mistflower, Havana snakeroot, Mistflower Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Agrostis hyemalis Winter bentgrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade
Allium canadense Meadow garlic, Wild garlic, Wild onion Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Moist
Allium canadense var. mobilense Meadow garlic, Wild onion Perennial Herb Part-shade Dry
Allium drummondii Drummond's onion, Wild Garlic, Drummond wild onion Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Allowissadula holosericea Chisos Mountain false Indianmallow, Chisos Mtn. False Indian-mallow, Velvet-leaf Mallow Perennial Shrub Part-shade Moist
Aloysia gratissima Whitebrush, Bee-brush, White-brush, Common bee-brush, Beebrush, Privet lippia Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Moist
Aloysia macrostachya Rio Grande beebrush, Woolly Bee-brush Perennial Shrub Sun Moist
Amblyolepis setigera Huisache Daisy, Butterfly Daisy, Honey Daisy Annual Herb Part-shade Dry
Ambrosia artemisiifolia Annual ragweed, Short ragweed Annual Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Dry
Ambrosia psilostachya Cuman ragweed, Western ragweed, Perennial ragweed, Common ragweed Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Ambrosia trifida var. texana Texan great ragweed, Giant Ragweed Annual Subshrub
Ammannia coccinea Valley redstem, Scarlet tooth-cup Annual Herb Sun
Amorpha fruticosa Indigo bush, False indigo bush, False indigo, Desert false indigo Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Moist
Amorpha roemeriana Roemer's false indigo Perennial Shrub Part-shade Moist, Dry
Amphiachyris dracunculoides Prairie broomweed, Broomweed Annual Herb
Amsonia ciliata Fringed bluestar, Bluestar, Texas bluestar Perennial Herb Part-shade Dry
Amyris madrensis Mountain torchwood, Shrub Amyris Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Andropogon gerardii Big bluestem, Tall bluestem, Turkeyfoot Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Moist
Andropogon glomeratus Bushy bluestem, Brushy bluestem Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Wet, Moist
Androstephium coeruleum Blue Funnel-lily, Prairie Lily, Funnel-flower, Fragrant Lily Perennial Herb
Anemia mexicana Mexican fern, Mexican Flowering Fern Perennial Herb
Anemone berlandieri Tenpetal Anemone, Tenpetal Thimbleweed, Windflower, Southern Anemone, Granny's Nightcap Perennial Herb Part-shade
Anemone edwardsiana Edwards Plateau thimbleweed, Two-flowered Anemone Perennial Herb Shade
Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii Flame acanthus, Hummingbird bush, Wright's desert honeysuckle, Wright acanthus, Mexican flame, Wright's Mexican flame Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Aphanostephus riddellii Lazy Daisy, Riddell's dozedaisy Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Aphanostephus skirrhobasis Lazy daisy, Arkansas lazy daisy, Arkansas doze-daisy Annual Herb Sun Dry
Aquilegia canadensis Eastern red columbine, Wild red columbine Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Aquilegia chrysantha var. hinckleyana Hinckley's golden columbine, Yellow columbine, Hinckley columbine, Capote columbine Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Moist
Arabis petiolaris Brazos rockcress, Rock-cress, Brazos rock-cress Annual Herb Sun
Arbutus xalapensis Texas madrone, Madrone, Texas arbutus, Naked indian, Lady's leg, Madroņo, Manzanita, Xoxocote, Amazaquitl Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Dry
Arenaria benthamii Hilly sandwort Annual Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist
Argemone albiflora Bluestem pricklypoppy, White pricklypoppy Annual Herb Part-shade Dry
Argemone albiflora ssp. texana Bluestem pricklypoppy, White pricklypoppy Annual Herb Sun Dry
Argyrochosma dealbata False Cloak Fern, Powdery Cloak Fern, Powdery false cloak fern Perennial Herb, Fern Shade Moist
Argythamnia humilis var. humilis Low Silverbush, Low Wild Mercury Perennial Subshrub
Arisaema dracontium Green dragon, Dragonroot, Greendragon Perennial Herb Sun, Shade Moist
Aristida oligantha Prairie threeawn, Oldfield (Prairie) 3-awn, Oldfield threeawn Annual Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Aristida purpurea Purple threeawn, Purple 3-awn, Purple three-awn, Red threeawn Annual Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Aristida purpurea var. nealleyi Blue threeawn Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Aristida purpurea var. purpurea Purple threeawn, Red threeawn Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Moist
Arnoglossum plantagineum Groovestem Indian plantain, Indian plantain, Prairie plantain, Prairie Indian plantain Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Asclepias asperula Antelope horns, Spider milkweed, Green-flowered milkweed, Spider antelope-horns Perennial Herb Sun Moist, Dry
Asclepias asperula ssp. capricornu Antelopehorns, Antelope horns Perennial Herb Part-shade Moist
Asclepias incarnata Swamp milkweed, Pink Milkweed Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Asclepias oenotheroides Zizotes milkweed, Hierba de zizotes, Longhorn milkweed, Side-cluster milkweed, Primrose milkweed, Lindheimer's milkweed Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Asclepias texana Texas milkweed, White milkweed Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Asclepias tuberosa Butterflyweed, Butterfly milkweed, Orange milkweed, Pleurisy root, Chigger flower Perennial Herb Sun Moist, Dry
Asclepias viridis Green antelopehorn, Green milkweed Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Astragalus crassicarpus Groundplum milkvetch, Ground plum Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Atriplex confertifolia Shadscale, Spiny saltbush, Shadscale saltbush, Hop sage Perennial Subshrub Sun Dry
Baccharis neglecta False Willow, Jara dulce, Poverty Weed, Roosevelt Weed Perennial Shrub Part-shade Dry
Bacopa monnieri Herb-of-grace, Water hyssop, Coastal Water-hyssop Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Bacopa rotundifolia Disk waterhyssop, Disc Water-hyssop Perennial Herb Sun
Bauhinia lunarioides Anacacho orchid tree, Anacacho bauhinia, Orchid tree, Texas plume Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Berchemia scandens Alabama supple-jack, Alabama supplejack, Rattan-vine Perennial Vine Shade, Part-shade Moist
Berlandiera betonicifolia Texas greeneyes, Broochflower Perennial Herb Part-shade Moist
Berlandiera lyrata Chocolate daisy, Chocolate flower, Lyreleaf greeneyes, Green-eyed lyre leaf Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist
Bernardia myricifolia Mouse Ears, Mouse's eye Perennial Shrub
Bidens frondosa Devil's beggartick, Spanish needles Annual Herb Part-shade
Bidens laevis Smooth beggartick, Smooth bidens, Smooth bur marigold, Larger bur marigold Annual Herb Sun, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Bignonia capreolata Crossvine Perennial Vine Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Boerhavia coccinea Scarlet spiderling Perennial Herb
Bothriochloa laguroides ssp. torreyana Silver Beard Grass, Silver beardgrass, Silver Bluestem Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Moist, Dry
Bothriochloa longipaniculata Longspike beardgrass, Longspike Silver Bluestem Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Bouchea linifolia Flaxleaf bouchea, Groovestem bouchea Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Bouchetia erecta Erect Bouchetia, Painted-tongue, Paintedtongue, Painted Tongue Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Bouteloua curtipendula Sideoats grama, Banderilla, Banderita, Navajita Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Bouteloua dactyloides Buffalograss, Buffalo grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Bouteloua gracilis Blue grama Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Bouteloua hirsuta Hairy grama Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Dry
Bouteloua hirsuta var. pectinata Hairy grama, Tall grama Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Bouteloua rigidiseta Texas grama Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Bouteloua trifida Red grama Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun
Brickellia cylindracea Gravel-bar brickellbush Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Buddleja marrubiifolia Woolly butterflybush, Butterfly bush, Woolly Butterfly-bush Perennial Shrub Part-shade Dry
Buddleja racemosa Wand butterfly-bush, Wand butterflybush Perennial Shrub
Buddleja scordioides Escobilla butterflybush, Escobilla Perennial Shrub Dry
Callicarpa americana American beautyberry , French mulberry Perennial Shrub Part-shade Moist
Callirhoe involucrata Winecup, Purple poppy mallow Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Callirhoe involucrata var. lineariloba Poppy mallow, Purple poppymallow, White poppy mallow, White winecup, Winecup Perennial Herb Sun Moist, Dry
Callirhoe leiocarpa Tall poppymallow, Annual winecup, Tall poppy-mallow Annual Herb Part-shade Moist
Callirhoe pedata Palmleaf Poppymallow, Standing Winecup, Finger Poppymallow Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Calylophus berlandieri Berlandier's sundrops , Square-bud primrose, Sundrops Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist
Calylophus berlandieri ssp. pinifolius Berlandier's sundrops, Square-bud primrose, Sundrops, Square-bud day-primrose Perennial Shrub Part-shade Dry
Camassia scilloides Atlantic camas, Wild hyacinth Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Dry
Campsis radicans Trumpet creeper, Trumpet vine, Common trumpet creeper, Cow vine, Foxglove vine, Hellvine, Devil's shoestring Perennial Vine Sun Moist, Dry
Canna glauca Water Canna, Louisiana Canna, Maraca amarilla Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Capsicum annuum var. glabriusculum Chile Pequin, Chile Tepin, Bird Pepper, Turkey Pepper, Cayenne Pepper Annual Subshrub
Carex amphibola Creek Sedge, Eastern narrowleaf sedge Perennial Grass/Grass-like Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Carex blanda Eastern woodland sedge, Creek sedge, Common wood sedge Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Carex cherokeensis Cherokee sedge Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Wet, Moist
Carex emoryi Emory Sedge, Emory's sedge Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Wet
Carex frankii Frank's sedge Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet
Carex perdentata Sand sedge, Meadow Sedge Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Moist
Carex planostachys Cedar sedge Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Dry
Carex retroflexa Reflexed sedge Perennial Herb, Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Carex texensis Texas sedge Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Carya illinoinensis Pecan Perennial Tree Sun Moist
Castilleja indivisa Texas Indian Paintbrush, Entireleaf Indian Paintbrush, Texas Paintbrush, Indian Paintbrush, Scarlet Paintbrush Annual Herb Sun Dry
Castilleja purpurea Prairie paintbrush, Downy Indian paintbrush, Purple paintbrush, Lemon paintbrush, Purple painted cup Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Castilleja purpurea var. lindheimeri Lindheimer's paintbrush, Lindheimer's prairie paintbrush, Lindheimer's Indian paintbrush, Prairie Paintbrush Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Ceanothus herbaceus Prairie redroot, Smaller redroot, Small redroot, Inland Ceanothus, Fuzzy Ceanothus, Jersey tea, Redroot Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Celtis laevigata Sugar hackberry, Texas sugarberry, Sugarberry, Southern hackberry, Lowland hackberry, Hackberry, Palo blanco Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Celtis laevigata var. reticulata Netleaf hackberry, Netleaf sugar hackberry, Western hackberry, Sugar hackberry, Texas sugarberry, Palo blanco, Acibuche Perennial Tree Part-shade
Centaurea americana American basket-flower, American star-thistle, Basket-Flower, Star thistle, Shaving brush Annual Herb Part-shade Dry
Centaurium beyrichii Mountain pink, Meadow pink, Catchfly, Quinineweed Annual Herb Part-shade Dry
Centaurium texense Lady Bird's centaury Annual Herb Sun, Part-shade
Cephalanthus occidentalis Common buttonbush, Buttonbush, Button willow Perennial Shrub Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Cerastium brachypodum Short-stalk Chickweed, Shortstalk chickweed Annual, Perennial Herb
Cercis canadensis Eastern redbud, Redbud, Duraznillo Perennial Tree Shade, Part-shade Moist
Cercis canadensis var. texensis Texas redbud Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Dry
Chaerophyllum tainturieri var. tainturieri Hairyfruit chervil, Hairy-fruit chervil, Wild chervil, Chervil Annual Herb Part-shade
Chaetopappa asteroides Arkansas leastdaisy, Least daisy Annual Herb
Chamaecrista fasciculata var. fasciculata Partridge pea, Showy Partridge-pea, Beeflower Annual Herb Sun
Chamaesaracha coniodes False Nightshade, Gray five eyes, Ground Saracha, Prostrate Ground-cherry Perennial Herb Part-shade
Chaptalia nutans Heal and draw, Silverpuff, Lechuguilla Perennial Herb Shade
Chaptalia texana Silverpuff, Nodding lettuce, Silver puff Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Dry
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
Cheilanthes alabamensis Alabama lipfern Perennial Herb, Fern
Cheilanthes tomentosa Woolly lipfern Perennial Herb, Fern Sun, Part-shade
Chloris verticillata Tumble windmill grass, Windmillgrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade
Chrysactinia mexicana Damianita Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Cirsium texanum Texas thistle Biennial Herb Sun Dry
Cissus trifoliata Grape ivy, Possum grape, Cow-itch vine, Sorrelvine, Arizona grape ivy Perennial Vine Part-shade
Citharexylum berlandieri Berlandier's fiddlewood, Berlandier fiddlewood, Fiddlewood Perennial Shrub Part-shade Dry
Cladium mariscus ssp. jamaicense Jamaica swamp sawgrass, Jamaican Saw-grass, Saw-grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Clematis drummondii Old man's beard, Drummond's clematis, Texas virgin's bower, Goat's beard Perennial Vine Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Clematis pitcheri Purple Leatherflower, Purple Clematis, Leatherflower, Bluebill, Bellflower Clematis, Pitcher's Clematis Perennial Vine Sun, Part-shade Moist
Clematis texensis Scarlet clematis, Scarlet leatherflower, Texas clematis Perennial Vine Part-shade Moist
Cocculus carolinus Carolina snailseed, Carolina coralbead, Carolina moonseed, Red berried moonseed, Carolina red berried moonseed Perennial Vine Part-shade Moist
Coelorachis cylindrica Cylinder jointtail grass, Carolina Joint-tail Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Moist
Colubrina texensis Hog-plum, Texan hogplum, Texas colubrina, Texas snakewood Perennial Shrub Part-shade Dry
Commelina erecta Whitemouth dayflower, Widow's tears, Day flower, White-mouth dayflower Perennial Herb Part-shade Dry
Commelina erecta var. angustifolia Narrow-leaf Dayflower, Whitemouth dayflower Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Commelina erecta var. erecta Day Flower, Whitemouth dayflower Perennial Herb
Condalia hookeri Bluewood condalia, Brasil, Brasilwood, Bluewood, Logwood, Purple haw, Capul negro Perennial Shrub, Tree Part-shade Dry
Conoclinium coelestinum Blue mistflower, Wild ageratum, Blue boneset, Mistflower Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist
Conoclinium greggii Gregg's mistflower , Palmleaf thoroughwort, Palm-leaf mistflower, Palm-leaf thoroughwort, Purple palmleaf mistflower, Purple palmleaf eupatorium Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Convolvulus equitans Bindweed, Texas bindweed Annual Vine Part-shade Dry
Conyza canadensis var. glabrata Canadian horseweed, Horseweed Annual Herb
Cooperia drummondii Evening rain lily, Evening star rain lily Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Cooperia pedunculata Hill Country rain lily, Prairie lily, Rain lily, Flor de mayo Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Coreopsis lanceolata Lanceleaf coreopsis, Lance-leaved coreopsis, Lanceleaf tickseed, Sand coreopsis Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Dry
Coreopsis tinctoria Plains coreopsis, Golden tickseed, Goldenwave, Coreopsis, Calliopsis Annual Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist
Coreopsis tinctoria var. tinctoria Golden tickseed, Golden-wave Annual Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist
Cornus drummondii Roughleaf dogwood, Drummond's dogwood, Rough-leaf dogwood Perennial Tree Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Corydalis curvisiliqua Curvepod, Curvepod fumewort, Golden Smoke, Scrambled Eggs Annual Herb Part-shade Dry
Coryphantha sulcata Nipple Cactus, Pineapple cactus Perennial Cactus/Succulent Sun Dry
Cotinus obovatus American smoke tree, Texas smoke tree, Wild smoke tree, Smoke tree, Smokebush, Chittamwood Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Dry
Crataegus greggiana Gregg's hawthorn, Gregg hawthorn Perennial Shrub Part-shade
Crataegus tracyi Tracy's hawthorn, Tracy Hawthorn, Mountain Hawthorn Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Crataegus viridis Green hawthorn, Southern hawthorn Perennial Tree Part-shade Wet
Croton alabamensis var. texensis Texabama croton, Texas Alabama croton Perennial Shrub Part-shade Dry
Croton fruticulosus Bush croton, Encinilla, Hierba Loca Perennial Herb