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
Acacia berlandieri Guajillo, Berlandier acacia, Berlandier's acacia, Round-flowered catclaw, Roundflower catclaw, Mimosa catclaw, Thornless catclaw, Huajilla Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Dry
Acacia farnesiana Huisache, Texas huisache, Sweet acacia, Perfume acacia, Mealy acacia, Mealy wattle, Cassie Perennial Tree Sun Dry
Acacia rigidula Blackbrush acacia, Blackbrush, Chaparro prieto, Gavia Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Acacia roemeriana Roemer acacia, Roemer's acacia, Roundflower catclaw, Round-flowered catclaw, Catclaw acacia, Catclaw Perennial Shrub, Tree Sun Dry
Acacia schaffneri Schaffner's wattle, Twisted acacia Perennial Shrub
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-flower pawpaw, Dwarf pawpaw Perennial Shrub Part-shade
Astragalus crassicarpus Groundplum milkvetch, Ground plum Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Atriplex matamorensis Matamoros saltbush Perennial Herb, Subshrub
Baccharis bigelovii Bigelow's false willow Perennial Subshrub Sun Moist, 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
Bahia pedata Bluntscale bahia Annual, Biennial Herb
Baptisia nuttalliana Nuttall's wild indigo Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade
Baptisia sphaerocarpa Bush pea, Green wild indigo, Yellow wild indigo, Yellow wisteria Perennial Herb
Batis maritima Turtleweed, Seaside saltwort Perennial Shrub Sun Moist
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 pumila Soft greeneyes Perennial Herb Part-shade Dry
Bidens bigelovii Bigelow's beggarticks Annual Herb
Bifora americana Prairie bishop, Prairie bishop's-weed Annual Herb Sun, Part-shade
Borrichia frutescens Bushy seaside tansy, Ox-eye daisy, Sea daisy, Sea ox-eye Perennial Shrub Sun Moist
Bothriochloa alta Tall beardgrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Bothriochloa laguroides Silver Bluestem, Silver beardgrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Bothriochloa longipaniculata Longspike beardgrass, Longspike Silver Bluestem Perennial Grass/Grass-like
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 hirsuta Hairy grama Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Dry
Bouteloua rigidiseta Texas grama Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Bouteloua trifida Red grama Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun
Brazoria truncata Rattlesnake flower Annual Herb
Brickellia cylindracea Gravel-bar brickellbush Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Brickellia dentata Leafy brickellbush Perennial Subshrub
Bromus lanatipes Woolly brome Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Cakile lanceolata Coastal searocket Annual Subshrub
Callicarpa americana American beautyberry , French mulberry Perennial Shrub 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
Calyptocarpus vialis Horseherb, Straggler daisy, Hierba del caballo, Lawnflower Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Capsicum annuum var. glabriusculum Chile Pequin, Chile Tepin, Bird Pepper, Turkey Pepper, Cayenne Pepper Annual Subshrub
Carex cherokeensis Cherokee sedge Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Wet, Moist
Carex complanata Hirsute sedge Perennial Herb, Grass/Grass-like
Carex glaucescens Southern waxy sedge Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Carex louisianica Louisiana sedge Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Carex oklahomensis Oklahoma sedge Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Carex tenax Wire sedge Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Carex tetrastachya Britton's sedge Perennial Grass/Grass-like