Millennium Seed Bank Project

List of Texas species that were collected as part of the Millennium Seed Bank Project (MSBP). MSBP is a global conservation program to collect and store the seeds of 10% of the world's drylands flora (24,000 species) by 2010. Click here to learn more about MSBP.


Scientific Name Common Name Duration Habit Sun Water
Abronia ameliae Amelia's Sand-verbena, Heart's Delight Perennial Herb Part-shade Dry
Abutilon fruticosum Indian mallow, Texas Indian mallow Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Abutilon incanum Pelotazo, Indian mallow, Shrubby Indian mallow Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Acalypha phleoides Shrubby copperleaf, Three-seeded mercury Perennial Herb Part-shade
Acmella oppositifolia var. repens Oppositeleaf Spotflower, Opposite-leaf Spotflower Perennial Herb Sun
Adolphia infesta Junco Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade
Agalinis edwardsiana Plateau false foxglove, Plateau agalinis, Plateau gerardia, Plateau false-foxglove Annual Herb Part-shade
Agalinis fasciculata Beach false foxglove Annual Herb
Agalinis heterophylla Prairie agalinis, Prairie false-foxglove Annual Herb Part-shade Moist, Dry
Agalinis maritima Saltmarsh false foxglove Annual Herb
Agastache micrantha White giant hyssop Perennial Herb, Subshrub
Agave havardiana Havard's century plant, Havard agave Perennial Subshrub Sun Dry
Ageratina havanensis Shrubby boneset, White mistflower, White shrub mistflower, Havana snakeroot, Mistflower Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Aletris aurea Golden colicroot, Colicroot, Star grass, Yellow colic root Perennial Herb
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
Amaranthus greggii Gregg's amaranth Annual Herb
Ambrosia confertiflora Weakleaf bur ragweed Perennial Herb
Ambrosia trifida Great ragweed, Giant ragweed Annual Subshrub Shade, Part-shade Moist
Amorpha fruticosa Indigo bush, False indigo bush, False indigo, Desert false indigo Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Moist
Andropogon glomeratus Bushy bluestem, Brushy bluestem Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Wet, Moist
Andropogon ternarius Splitbeard bluestem Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Dry
Anemone berlandieri Tenpetal Anemone, Tenpetal Thimbleweed, Windflower, Southern Anemone, Granny's Nightcap Perennial Herb Part-shade
Arabis petiolaris Brazos rockcress, Rock-cress, Brazos rock-cress Annual Herb Sun
Argemone aenea Golden pricklypoppy Annual Herb Sun Dry
Argemone albiflora ssp. texana Bluestem pricklypoppy, White pricklypoppy Annual Herb Sun Dry
Argemone aurantiaca Texas pricklypoppy Annual, Biennial Herb Sun Moist, Dry
Argemone sanguinea Red Pricklypoppy, Rose Prickly poppy, Red Prickly Poppy Annual Herb Part-shade Dry
Aristida lanosa Woollysheath Threeawn, Woolly Three-awn Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Aristida longespica Slimspike threeawn, Kearney's three-awn, red three-awn, slender three-awn Annual Grass/Grass-like
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
Asclepias asperula ssp. capricornu Antelopehorns, Antelope horns Perennial Herb Part-shade Moist
Asclepias brachystephana Bract milkweed Perennial Herb
Asclepias oenotheroides Zizotes milkweed, Hierba de zizotes, Longhorn milkweed, Side-cluster milkweed, Primrose milkweed, Lindheimer's milkweed Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Asimina parviflora Smallflower pawpaw, Small-flo