Sibley Nature Center

The Sibley Nature Center celebrates the southern Llano Estacado and the region surrounding it within 150 miles. Through programs given at its site of 49 acres in Hogan Park in Midland, Texas, and at schools, meeting rooms, ranches, and personal homes through out the region, the Sibley Nature Center seeks to encourage the region’s citizens to be knowledgeable about the flora, fauna, and history of the region.


Scientific Name Common Name Duration Habit Sun Water
Acer grandidentatum Bigtooth maple, Big-toothed maple, Canyon maple Perennial Shrub, Tree Sun Moist
Acleisanthes longiflora Angel trumpets, Angel's trumpets Perennial Herb Sun Moist, Dry
Allionia incarnata Trailing windmills, Trailing four o'clock, Pink windmills, Trailing allionia Perennial Herb
Allium drummondii Drummond's onion, Wild Garlic, Drummond wild onion Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Aloysia gratissima Whitebrush, Bee-brush, White-brush, Common bee-brush, Beebrush, Privet lippia Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Moist
Alternanthera caracasana Washerwoman Perennial Herb
Amaranthus palmeri Carelessweed Annual Herb
Amaranthus retroflexus Redroot amaranth Annual Herb
Ambrosia psilostachya Cuman ragweed, Western ragweed, Perennial ragweed, Common ragweed Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Ammoselinum popei Plains sandparsley Annual Herb
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
Argemone albiflora Bluestem pricklypoppy, White pricklypoppy Annual Herb Part-shade Dry
Artemisia filifolia Sand sagebrush, Silver sagebrush, Silvery wormwood, Sand sage Perennial Subshrub Part-shade Dry
Artemisia ludoviciana Louisiana artemisia, Louisiana sage, White sage, Prairie sage, Silver sage, White sagebrush, Louisiana wormwood, Silver wormwood, Louisiana sagewort, Gray sagewort, Cudweed sagewort, Mugwort wormwood Perennial Subshrub Sun Dry
Asclepias oenotheroides Zizotes milkweed, Hierba de Zizotes, Longhorn milkweed, Side-cluster milkweed, Primrose milkweed, Lindheimer's milkweed Perennial Herb Sun
Asclepias subverticillata Horsetail milkweed, Poison Milkweed Perennial Herb
Atriplex canescens Chamiso, Four-wing saltbush, Fourwing saltbush, Wingscale Perennial Shrub Part-shade Dry
Baccharis texana Prairie false willow Perennial Subshrub Sun
Berlandiera lyrata Chocolate daisy, Chocolate flower, Lyreleaf greeneyes, Green-Eyed lyre leaf Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist
Bouteloua barbata Sixweeks grama Annual Grass/Grass-like
Bouteloua curtipendula Sideoats grama Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Bouteloua dactyloides Buffalograss, Buffalo grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Bouteloua eriopoda Black grama Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Bouteloua gracilis Blue grama Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Bouvardia ternifolia Scarlet bouvardia, Firecracker bush, Trompetilla, Clavillo Perennial Shrub Part-shade 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
Campsis radicans Trumpet creeper, Trumpet vine, Common trumpet creeper, Cow vine Perennial Vine Sun Moist, Dry
Carlowrightia texana Texas wrightwort Perennial Subshrub Sun Dry
Celtis laevigata Sugar hackberry, Hackberry, Sugarberry, Texas sugarberry, Palo blanco Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Celtis laevigata var. reticulata Netleaf hackberry, Netleaf sugar 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
Cephalanthus occidentalis Common buttonbush, Buttonbush, Button willow Perennial Shrub Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Cercis canadensis var. texensis Texas redbud Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Dry
Cercocarpus ledifolius Curl-leaf mountain mahogany, Curl-leaf mountain-mahogany Perennial Shrub Part-shade Dry
Chaerophyllum tainturieri Hairyfruit chervil, Southern chervil Annual Herb
Chamaesaracha coronopus Green false nightshade, Greenleaf five eyes Perennial Herb
Chamaesaracha sordida False Nightshade, Hairy five eyes Perennial Herb
Chenopodium berlandieri Pitseed goosefoot, Lambs quarters Annual Herb
Chenopodium incanum Mealy goosefoot Annual Herb Sun Moist
Chilopsis linearis Desert willow, Flowering willow, Willow-leaved catalpa, Trumpet flower Perennial Tree Sun Moist, Dry
Chloris cucullata Hooded windmill grass, Hooded windmillgrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Moist
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
Commelina erecta Whitemouth dayflower, Widow's tears, Day flower, White-mouth dayflower Perennial Herb Part-shade Dry
Convolvulus equitans Bindweed, Texas bindweed Annual Vine Part-shade Dry
Conyza canadensis Canadian horseweed, Horseweed Annual Herb Sun
Coreopsis lanceolata Lanceleaf coreopsis, Lanceleaf tickseed, Lance-leaved coreopsis, Sand coreopsis Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Dry
Coreopsis tinctoria Plains coreopsis, Golden tickseed, Goldenwave, Calliopsis Annual Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist
Corydalis aurea Scrambled eggs, Golden corydalis Annual Herb Dry
Croton texensis Texas croton, Doveweed Annual Herb
Cryptantha minima Little cryptantha Annual Herb Sun Dry
Cucurbita foetidissima Stinking gourd, Buffalo gourd, Missouri gourd, Stink gourd, Wild gourd Perennial Herb Sun
Cyperus esculentus Yellow nutsedge, Chufa Sedge, Yellow nut-grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Moist
Cyperus setigerus Lean flatsedge Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Dasylirion texanum Texas sotol, Sotol Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Daucus pusillus American wild carrot, Rattlesnake-Weed, Wild Carrot Annual Herb
Descurainia pinnata Western tansymustard, Tansy-mustard Annual Herb Sun Dry
Draba cuneifolia Wedgeleaf draba, Whitlow-grass Annual Herb
Dyschoriste linearis Snake herb, Polkadots, Narrowleaf dyschoriste Perennial Herb Sun Wet, Moist
Echinocactus texensis Horse crippler, Devil's head, Chisos Hedgehog Perennial Cactus/Succulent Sun Dry
Echinocereus reichenbachii Lace Cactus, Lace hedgehog cactus, Órgano-pequeño de colores , Purple candle Perennial Cactus/Succulent Sun Dry
Elymus canadensis Canada wild rye, Canadian wildrye, Prairie wildrye, Nodding wildrye Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Moist
Ephedra coryi Cory's jointfir, Cory's ephedra Perennial Cactus/Succulent
Ephedra torreyana Torrey joint-fir, Torrey's jointfir Perennial Shrub Part-shade Dry
Eragrostis curtipedicellata Gummy lovegrass, Gummy Lovegrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Eragrostis sessilispica Tumble lovegrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Eragrostis trichodes Sand love grass, Sand lovegrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade
Ericameria laricifolia Turpentine bush, Larchleaf goldenweed, Turpentine brush Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Dry
Erigeron modestus Plains fleabane, Prairie fleabane Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Eriogonum annuum Annual buckwheat, Wild Buckwheat Annual Herb Sun Dry
Eriogonum fasciculatum Eastern Mojave buckwheat, Eastern mojave wild buckwheat, California buckwheat Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Erodium texanum Fillaree, Pine needle, Stork's Bill, Texas stork's bill, Texas stork's bill Herb Sun Dry
Euphorbia spathulata Warty spurge Annual Herb
Eurytaenia texana Texas spreadwing Annual Herb
Evax verna Spring pygmycudweed Annual Herb
Evolvulus nuttallianus Shaggy dwarf morning-glory, Shaggy evolvulus, Silky evolvulus Perennial Herb
Eysenhardtia texana Texas kidneywood, Kidneywood, Bee-Brush, Vara dulce Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Froelichia floridana Plains snakecotton, Snake-cotton Annual Herb
Gaillardia pinnatifida Blanket flower, Red dome blanketflower, Red-dome blanket-flower, Yellow gaillardia Perennial Herb Sun
Gaillardia pulchella Firewheel, Indian Blanket Annual Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Gaillardia suavis Perfumeballs, Pincushion daisy, Fragrant gaillardia, Rayless gaillardia Perennial Herb Part-shade Dry
Galium aparine Stickywilly, Catchweed Bedstraw, Cleavers Annual Vine Shade
Gaura calcicola Texas beeblossom, Limestone Gaura Perennial Subshrub Part-shade
Gaura coccinea Scarlet beeblossom, Scarlet gaura Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Gleditsia triacanthos Honey locust, Common Honey-locust, Honey-locust, Thornless common honey-locust, Honey shucks Perennial Tree Part-shade Moist
Grindelia squarrosa Curlycup gumweed Annual Herb Dry
Helenium microcephalum Smallhead sneezeweed Annual Herb
Helianthus annuus Common sunflower Annual Herb Sun Dry
Helianthus ciliaris Texas blueweed Perennial Herb
Helianthus petiolaris Prairie sunflower, Plains sunflower Annual Herb Sun
Hesperaloe parviflora Red yucca, Coral yucca, Red flowered false yucca, Redflower false yucca, Samandoque, Yellow yucca Perennial Cactus/Succulent Sun Dry
Hesperostipa neomexicana New Mexico feathergrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Moist, Dry
Heterotheca canescens Gray golden-aster, Hoary false goldenaster Annual, Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Hilaria belangeri Curly mesquite grass, Curly mesquite Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Hordeum jubatum Foxtail barley Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Hordeum pusillum Little barley Annual Grass/Grass-like Sun
Hybanthus verticillatus Babyslippers, Green Violet, Nodding green violet Perennial Herb Part-shade Moist
Hymenopappus flavescens Yellow plainsman, Collegeflower Biennial Herb Part-shade Dry
Hymenoxys odorata Bitter rubberweed Annual Herb
Ibervillea tenuisecta Slimlobe globeberry, Cutleaf Globe Berry Perennial Vine
Ipomopsis longiflora Flaxflowered ipomopsis, Pale Trumpets, Paleflower gilia, White-flower skyrocket, White-flowered gilia Annual Herb Sun Dry
Juglans microcarpa Little walnut, Nogalito, Texas walnut, Texas black walnut, River walnut Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Juncus interior Inland rush Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Moist
Juniperus virginiana Eastern red cedar, Eastern redcedar, Virginia juniper Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Dry
Kallstroemia parviflora Warty caltrop, Small-flowered carpetweed Annual Herb Sun Dry
Krameria lanceolata Trailing krameria, Ratany, Crameria, Prairie sandbur, Trailing Ratany Perennial Herb Part-shade
Lantana urticoides Texas lantana, Calico bush, West Indian shrub-verbena Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Lepidium oblongum Veiny pepperweed Annual Herb
Lepidium virginicum Virginia peppergrass, Virginia pepperweed, Peppergrass, Poor man's pepper Annual Herb Sun Dry
Leptochloa dubia Green sprangletop Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Dry
Lesquerella gordonii Gordon's bladderpod Annual Herb Sun
Leucophyllum frutescens Cenizo, Purple sage, Texas ranger, Texas barometer bush, Texas silverleaf, Texas sage Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Dry
Linum pratense Meadow flax Annual Herb
Linum rigidum Stiffstem flax, Large-flower yellow flax, Yellow flax Annual Herb Sun Dry
Lithospermum incisum Narrowleaf stoneseed, Puccoon, Fringed puccoon, Narrowleaf gromwell, Fringed gromwell, Narrow-leaved puccoon Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Lupinus texensis Texas bluebonnet, Bluebonnet, Texas lupine, Buffalo clover, Wolf-flower Annual Herb Sun Dry
Lygodesmia texana Texas skeletonplant, Texas skeleton weed, Skeleton-plant, Purple dandelion Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Machaeranthera pinnatifida Lacy tansyaster, Yellow Spiny Daisy Perennial Subshrub
Machaeranthera tanacetifolia Tanseyleaf tansyaster, Tahoka Daisy, Tansy Aster Annual Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Mahonia trifoliolata Agarita, Agarito, Algerita, Laredo mahonia, Laredo Oregon-grape, Trifoliate barberry Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Melampodium leucanthum Blackfoot Daisy, Rock daisy, Plains blackfoot Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Mentzelia strictissima Grassland blazingstar Perennial Herb
Mimosa dysocarpa Velvetpod mimosa, Velvet-pod mimosa, Gatuno Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Dry
Mirabilis linearis Narrowleaf four o'clock Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Monarda pectinata Pony beebalm Annual Herb
Muhlenbergia porteri Bush muhly Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Nama hispidum Bristly nama, Sand Bells, Sand-bell Annual Herb
Nolina erumpens Foothill beargrass, Mesa sacahuista Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Nolina texana Texas sacahuista, Texas beargrass, Basket grass, Sacahuista, Bunchgrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Dry
Nothoscordum bivalve Crow poison, Crowpoison, False garlic Perennial Herb Sun
Nyctaginia capitata Devil's bouquet, Scarlet muskflower Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Oenothera albicaulis Whitest evening-primrose, White-stem evening-primrose, Pale evening-primrose Annual Herb Sun
Oenothera grandis Largeflower eveningprimrose, Showy evening-primrose, Showy eveningprimrose Annual Herb
Oenothera speciosa Pink evening primrose, Showy evening primrose, Mexican evening primrose, Showy primrose, Pink ladies, Buttercups, Pink buttercups Perennial Herb Sun Moist, Dry
Palafoxia sphacelata Othake, Sand palafoxia Annual Herb Dry
Panicum capillare Witchgrass Annual Grass/Grass-like
Panicum hallii Hall's panicgrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Panicum obtusum Vine mesquite Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade
Pavonia lasiopetala Rock rose, Rose pavonia, Rose mallow, Pavonia Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Dry
Pectis angustifolia Limoncillo, Lemonscent, Crownseed pectis, Lemon-scented pectis, Lemonscent pectis, Lemonweed, Chinchweed, Fetid marigold Annual Herb Part-shade Dry
Penstemon fendleri Fendler's penstemon, Fendler's beardtongue, Fendler penstemon, Fendler beardtongue, Purple foxglove Perennial Herb Sun
Phacelia integrifolia Gyp blue-curls, Gypsum phacelia Annual Herb Part-shade Dry
Phlox drummondii Annual phlox, Phlox, Drummond phlox Annual Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Phyla nodiflora Texas frogfruit, Turkey tangle fogfruit, Frogfruit Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Physalis viscosa Starhair groundcherry, Yellow Ground Cherry Perennial Herb
Physostegia virginiana Fall obedient plant, Obedient plant, False dragonhead, Virginia lions-heart Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Pinus edulis Colorado pinyon pine, Pinyon pine, Two-needle pine, Colorado pinyon, Pinyon Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Plantago patagonica Woolly Plantain, Bristle-bract Plantain Annual Herb
Populus deltoides Eastern cottonwood, Alamo, Carolina poplar, Necklace Poplar Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist, Dry
Proboscidea parviflora Doubleclaw Annual Herb
Prunus rivularis Creek plum, Hog plum, River plum Perennial Shrub Part-shade Moist, Dry
Psilostrophe tagetina Paperflower, Woolly paper-flower, Woolly paperflower Biennial Herb Part-shade Dry
Quercus fusiformis Escarpment live oak, Plateau live oak, Texas live oak, Scrub live oak, Hill country live oak, Plateau oak Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Dry
Quercus macrocarpa Bur oak, Burr oak, Savannah oak, Overcup oak, Prairie oak, Mossy-cup oak, Mossy-overcup oak, Blue oak Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist, Dry
Quercus texana Nuttall Oak, Texas red oak, Texas oak, Spanish oak, Rock oak Perennial Tree Part-shade
Quercus virginiana Coastal live oak, Southern live oak, Live oak Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist
Rhus microphylla Littleleaf sumac, Desert sumac, Correosa, Agritos Perennial Shrub Part-shade Dry
Rhus trilobata Skunkbush sumac, Scented sumac, Ill-scented sumac, Squawbush, Basketbush, Skunkbush, Fragrant sumac, Aromatic sumac Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Dry
Ribes aureum Golden currant Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Rumex hymenosepalus Canaigre dock, Canaigre, Desert rhubarb Perennial Herb
Salix exigua Coyote willow, Narrow-leaf willow, Narrowleaf willow, Sandbar willow Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Salix nigra Black willow, Gulf black willow Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Salvia farinacea Mealy blue sage, Mealy sage, Mealycup sage Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Salvia greggii Autumn sage, Cherry sage, Gregg salvia Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Sapindus saponaria var. drummondii Western soapberry, Soapberry Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Selinocarpus diffusus Spreading moonpod Perennial Subshrub, Shrub
Senna wislizeni Canyon senna, Shrubby senna, Dwarf senna, Wislizenus's senna, Wislizenus's wild sensitive-plant, Carrozo, Pinacate, Palo prieto, Pinacatillo, Hojasén, Ejotillo Perennial Shrub Sun Moist
Setaria leucopila Streambed bristlegrass, Plains Bristlegrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Sideroxylon lanuginosum ssp. lanuginosum Gum bully, Gum Elastic, Chittamwood, Gum bumelia Perennial Tree
Silene antirrhina Sleepy silene, Sleepy catchfly Annual Herb
Solanum rostratum Buffalobur nightshade, Buffalo bur Annual Herb Sun
Solidago altissima Tall Goldenrod, Late goldenrod, Canadian goldenrod, Canada goldenrod Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Moist
Sophora secundiflora Texas mountain laurel, Mountain laurel, Mescal bean, Mescal bean sophora, Frijolillo, Frijolito Perennial Shrub, Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Sphaeralcea ambigua Desert globemallow, Apricot globe-mallow, Desert mallow, Globe mallow, Apricot mallow Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Sphaeralcea angustifolia Copper globemallow, Copper-mallow, Globe mallow Perennial Herb Part-shade Dry
Sphaeralcea coccinea Scarlet globemallow, Caliche globemallow Biennial Shrub Sun Dry
Sporobolus flexuosus Mesa dropseed Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Sporobolus giganteus Giant dropseed Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Sporobolus wrightii Big sacaton, Sacaton, Alkali sacaton Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Wet
Symphoricarpos orbiculatus Coralberry, Indian currant, Buckbrush Perennial Shrub Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Taraxacum officinale Common dandelion, Blowball, Dandelion, Faceclock Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Tecoma stans Yellow bells, Yellowbells, Esperanza, Yellow trumpetbush, Yellow trumpetflower, Trumpetbush, Trumpetflower, Yellow elder Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Dry
Tetraclea coulteri Coulter's wrinklefruit Perennial Subshrub
Teucrium laciniatum Cut-Leaf germander, Dwarf germander, Lacy germander Perennial Herb Part-shade Dry
Thelesperma filifolium Stiff greenthread, Greenthread Annual Herb Sun Dry
Tidestromia lanuginosa Woolly tidestromia Annual Herb
Tradescantia occidentalis Prairie spiderwort, Western Spiderwort, Spiderwort Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Tridens albescens White tridens, White Top Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Moist
Triodanis perfoliata Clasping Venus' looking-glass Annual Herb Shade Dry
Typha latifolia Broadleaf cattail, Common cat-tail, Broad-leaf cat-tail Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Wet
Ungnadia speciosa Mexican buckeye Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Dry
Vauquelinia californica Arizona rosewood, Arizona-rosewood Perennial Shrub Part-shade Dry
Verbena bracteata Bigbract verbena, Carpet vervain, Prostrate vervain Annual Herb Sun
Verbesina encelioides Cowpen Daisy, Golden crownbeard, Butter daisy Annual Herb Sun Dry
Verbesina nana Dwarf crownbeard Perennial Herb
Viguiera stenoloba Resinbush, Skeleton-leaf Goldeneye Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Dry
Wedelia texana Zexmenia, Orange zexmenia, Wedelia, Hairy wedelia, Texas creeping-oxeye Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Xanthisma texanum Texas sleepy daisy, Sleepy daisy Annual Herb Part-shade
Xanthium strumarium Rough cockleburr Annual Herb
Yucca campestris Plains yucca Perennial Cactus/Succulent Sun Dry
Yucca constricta Buckley yucca, Buckley's yucca Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Zephyranthes longifolia Copper zephyrlily Perennial Herb
Zinnia grandiflora Rocky Mountain zinnia, Little golden zinnia, Yellow zinnia, Plains zinnia, Prairie zinnia Perennial Shrub Part-shade Dry
Ziziphus obtusifolia Lotebush, Lote-bush condalia Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry