Harry T. Cliffe Bexar Regional Herbarium

The Bexar Regional Herbarium was created by the San Antonio Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas in the 1990s. In support of the 1986 Texas Sesquicentennial Celebration, the chapter compiled A Plant List for Bexar County, Texas, from existing literature, combining lists and updating botanical names, which garnered a certificate of recognition from the governor of Texas. In the process, participants discussed verifying the presence of the listed plants by finding and identifying what actually existed in the Bexar and contiguous counties.


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
Acacia farnesiana Huisache, Texas huisache, Sweet acacia, Perfume acacia, Mealy acacia, Mealy wattle, Cassie Perennial Tree Sun Dry
Acacia roemeriana Roemer acacia, Roemer's acacia, Roundflower catclaw, Round-flowered catclaw, Catclaw acacia, Catclaw Perennial Shrub, Tree Sun Dry
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
Acalypha virginica Virginia threeseed mercury Annual Herb Part-shade
Acer rubrum var. trilobum Trident maple, Trident red maple Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Achillea millefolium Common yarrow, Western yarrow, Yarrow, Milfoil Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Acleisanthes longiflora Angel trumpets, Angel's trumpets Perennial Herb Sun Moist, Dry
Agalinis edwardsiana Plateau false foxglove, Plateau agalinis, Plateau gerardia, Plateau false-foxglove Annual Herb Part-shade
Ageratina havanensis Shrubby boneset, White mistflower, White shrub mistflower, Havana snakeroot, Mistflower Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Allionia choisyi Smooth trailing four o'clock, Trailing four o'clock, Annual windmills, Umbrellawort, Garapatilla Annual Herb
Allionia incarnata Trailing windmills, Trailing four o'clock, Pink windmills, Trailing allionia Perennial Herb
Allium canadense var. canadense Canada onion, Meadow garlic, Wild onion Perennial Herb Part-shade Dry
Allium canadense var. fraseri Fraser meadow garlic, Fraser meadow garlic Perennial Herb
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
Alternanthera caracasana Washerwoman Perennial Herb
Amaranthus palmeri Carelessweed Annual Herb
Amaranthus scleropoides Bonebract amaranth Annual Herb Sun Moist
Amaranthus spinosus Spiny amaranth, Thorny pigweed Annual Herb
Ambrosia artemisiifolia Annual ragweed, Short ragweed Annual Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Dry
Ambrosia trifida var. texana Texan great ragweed, Giant Ragweed Annual Subshrub
Amorpha fruticosa Indigo bush, False indigo bush, False indigo, Desert false indigo Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Moist
Ampelopsis cordata Heartleaf peppervine, Heart-leaf ampelopsis Perennial Vine Part-shade Dry
Amphiachyris amoena Texas broomweed Annual Herb
Amphiachyris dracunculoides Prairie broomweed, Broomweed Annual Herb
Amsonia ciliata Fringed bluestar, Bluestar, Texas bluestar Perennial Herb Part-shade Dry
Amsonia longiflora Tubular Bluestar, Trumpet Slimpod Perennial Herb
Andropogon glomeratus Bushy bluestem, Brushy bluestem Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Wet, Moist
Anemone berlandieri Tenpetal Anemone, Tenpetal Thimbleweed, Windflower, Southern Anemone, Granny's Nightcap Perennial Herb Part-shade
Anemone caroliniana Carolina anemone, Carolina thimbleweed, Southern thimbleweed Perennial Herb Sun
Aphanostephus ramosissimus Plains dozedaisy, Lazy daisy Annual