Wildflower Center Herbarium

The Wildflower Center's herbarium is a collection of preserved plant specimens from seed collecting expeditions, research projects and representative from the Wildflower Center's grounds.


Scientific Name Common Name Duration Habit Sun Water
Abronia ameliae Amelia's Sand-verbena, Heart's Delight Perennial Herb Part-shade Dry
Abronia angustifolia Purple sand verbena, Narrow-leaf sand-verbena Annual Herb Part-shade Dry
Abronia villosa Desert sand verbena, Desert sand-verbena, Desert sandverbena Annual Herb Sun 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 monostachya Round copperleaf Perennial Herb, Subshrub Sun 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
Achillea millefolium Common yarrow, Western yarrow, Yarrow, Milfoil Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Achillea millefolium var. occidentalis Western yarrow, Woolly yarrow, White yarrow Perennial Herb Part-shade
Acmella oppositifolia var. repens Oppositeleaf Spotflower, Opposite-leaf Spotflower Perennial Herb Sun
Adiantum capillus-veneris Southern maidenhair fern, Common maidenhair fern, Maidenhair fern, Venus hair fern Perennial Fern Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Adolphia infesta Junco Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade
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 fasciculata Beach false foxglove Annual Herb
Agalinis heterophylla Prairie agalinis, Prairie false-foxglove Annual Herb Part-shade Moist, Dry
Agastache micrantha White giant hyssop Perennial Herb, Subshrub
Agave univittata Maguey mezortillo, Thorncrest century plant Perennial Herb, Cactus/Succulent Sun Dry
Ageratina havanensis Shrubby boneset, White mistflower, White shrub mistflower, Havana snakeroot, Mistflower Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Allium canadense Meadow garlic, Wild garlic, Wild onion Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Moist
Allium drummondii Drummond's onion, Wild Garlic, Drummond wild onion Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Allium praecox Early onion Perennial Herb
Allium stellatum Autumn onion, Prairie onion Perennial Herb Part-shade Moist
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 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
Amorpha canescens Leadplant, Leadplant amorpha, Prairie shoestring Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Dry
Amorpha fruticosa Indigo bush, False indigo bush, False indigo, Desert false indigo Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Moist
Amphiachyris dracunculoides Prairie broomweed, Broomweed Annual Herb
Amsonia longiflora Tubular Bluestar, Trumpet Slimpod Perennial Herb
Amsonia tabernaemontana Eastern bluestar, Blue dogbane, Willow amsonia, Woodland bluestar Perennial Herb Part-shade Wet
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
Anemone berlandieri Tenpetal Anemone, Tenpetal Thimbleweed, Windflower, Southern Anemone, Granny's Nightcap Perennial Herb Part-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
Aquilegia canadensis Eastern red columbine, Wild red columbine Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Aquilegia chrysantha Golden columbine, Yellow columbine, Southwestern yellow 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
Argemone albiflora Bluestem pricklypoppy, White pricklypoppy Annual Herb Part-shade 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
Argythamnia aphoroides Hill Country silverbush Perennial Herb
Argythamnia humilis Low silverbush Perennial Subshrub Sun, Part-shade Dry
Argythamnia simulans Plateau silverbush, Tall wild-mercury Perennial Herb
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
Aristida purpurea var. purpurea Purple threeawn, Red threeawn Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Moist
Aristolochia erecta Swanflower Perennial Herb, Vine Sun, Part-shade Moist
Artemisia frigida Prairie sagewort, Prairie sagebrush, Fringed sage, Pasture sage Perennial Subshrub Sun Dry
Asclepias asperula Antelope horns, Spider milkweed, Green-flowered milkweed, Spider antelope-horns Perennial Herb Sun Moist, Dry
Asclepias linearis Slim milkweed Perennial Subshrub
Asclepias oenotheroides Zizotes milkweed, Hierba de zizotes, Longhorn milkweed, Side-cluster milkweed, Primrose milkweed, Lindheimer's milkweed Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Asclepias perennis Aquatic milkweed Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Asclepias speciosa Showy milkweed Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Asclepias tuberosa Butterflyweed, Butterfly milkweed, Orange milkweed, Pleurisy root, Chigger flower Perennial Herb Sun Moist, Dry
Asclepias verticillata Whorled milkweed, Eastern whorled milkweed Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade 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
Astranthium integrifolium ssp. ciliatum Entireleaf western daisy Annual Herb
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
Baileya multiradiata Desert Marigold, Showy Desert Marigold, Paper Daisy, Desert Baileya Annual Herb Part-shade Dry
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
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
Berlandiera pumila Soft greeneyes Perennial Herb Part-shade Dry
Bidens alba Common Beggarticks, Shepherd's Needles, Spanish Needles, Butterfly Needles, Hairy Beggarticks, Romerillo Annual Herb
Bidens aristosa Bearded beggarticks, Tickseed sunflower Annual Herb Part-shade
Bidens bigelovii Bigelow's beggarticks Annual Herb
Bifora americana Prairie bishop, Prairie bishop's-weed Annual Herb Sun, Part-shade
Bothriochloa alta Tall beardgrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Bothriochloa barbinodis Cane bluestem Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Bothriochloa laguroides Silver Bluestem, Silver beardgrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like
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
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
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
Buddleja marrubiifolia Woolly butterflybush, Butterfly bush, Woolly Butterfly-bush Perennial Shrub Part-shade Dry
Callicarpa americana American beautyberry , French mulberry Perennial Shrub Part-shade Moist
Callirhoe digitata Finger poppy-mallow, Poppy mallow, Standing winecup, Wine cup, Winecup Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Callirhoe involucrata Winecup, Purple poppy mallow Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade 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. berlandieri Berlandier's sundrops, Drummond Sundrops, Square-Bud Primrose Perennial Subshrub
Calylophus berlandieri ssp. pinifolius Berlandier's sundrops, Square-bud primrose, Sundrops, Square-bud day-primrose Perennial Shrub Part-shade Dry
Calylophus hartwegii Hartweg's sundrops, Western Primrose Perennial Herb Part-shade Dry
Calyptocarpus vialis Horseherb, Straggler daisy, Hierba del caballo, Lawnflower Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Camissonia cheiranthifolia ssp. cheiranthifolia Beach evening-primrose, Beach suncup Perennial Herb Sun
Campsis radicans Trumpet creeper, Trumpet vine, Common trumpet creeper, Cow vine, Foxglove vine, Hellvine, Devil's shoestring Perennial Vine Sun Moist, Dry
Capsicum annuum Chile pequin, Chile petin, Bird pepper, Turkey pepper , Cayenne pepper Annual, Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
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 crus-corvi Ravenfoot sedge Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Carex louisianica Louisiana sedge Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Carex oklahomensis Oklahoma sedge Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Carex planostachys Cedar sedge Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Dry
Carex tetrastachya Britton's sedge Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Carex triangularis Eastern fox sedge Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Carpinus caroliniana American hornbeam, Blue beech, Water beech, Musclewood, Ironwood Perennial Tree Shade, Part-shade Moist
Carya illinoinensis Pecan Perennial Tree Sun Moist
Castela erecta Goatbush Perennial Shrub, Tree
Castilleja indivisa Texas Indian Paintbrush, Entireleaf Indian Paintbrush, Texas Paintbrush, Indian Paintbrush, Scarlet Paintbrush Annual Herb Sun Dry
Castilleja lanata Sierra woolly Indian paintbrush, Woolly paintbrush Perennial Subshrub
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
Castilleja rigida Rigid Indian paintbrush Perennial Herb
Castilleja sessiliflora Downy painted cup, Downy paintbrush, Great Plains paintbrush, Great Plains indian-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
Cenchrus spinifex Grass Bur, Coastal sandbur, Field Sandspur, Southern sandbur, Spiny burrgrass Annual Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
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
Centrosema virginianum Spurred butterfly pea, Butterfly pea Perennial Vine
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
Cevallia sinuata Stinging serpent, Stinging cevallia Perennial Herb
Chaerophyllum tainturieri Hairyfruit chervil, Southern chervil Annual Herb
Chaetopappa asteroides Arkansas leastdaisy, Least daisy Annual Herb
Chamaecrista fasciculata Partridge pea, Sleepingplant, Sensitive plant Annual Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
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
Chamaesaracha edwardsiana Edwards Plateau five eyes Perennial Subshrub Sun, Part-shade
Chamaesyce angusta Blackfoot sandmat Perennial Herb
Chamaesyce nutans Eyebane, Nodding spurge Annual Herb Sun Dry
Chamaesyce prostrata Prostrate sandmat, Ground spurge Annual Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Chaptalia texana Texas Silverpuff, 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
Chionanthus virginicus White fringetree, Fringe tree, Snowflower tree, Flowering ash, Old man's beard, Grandfather graybeard, Grancy graybeard Perennial Tree Part-shade Moist
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
Chrysogonum virginianum Green and gold, Green-and-gold Perennial Herb Part-shade Moist
Chrysopsis mariana Maryland goldenaster, Maryland golden-aster Perennial Herb Sun Wet
Cicuta maculata Spotted water hemlock, Water-Hemlock, Beaver Poison Biennial Herb Wet
Cirsium horridulum Yellow Thistle, Horrid Thistle, Bristle Thistle Annual Herb
Cirsium texanum Texas thistle Biennial Herb Sun Dry
Cirsium turneri Cliff thistle Perennial Herb Sun Moist
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
Clarkia amoena Farewell to spring, Farewell-to-spring, Herald-of-summer Annual Herb Part-shade
Clarkia concinna Red ribbons, Redribbons Annual Herb Part-shade Dry
Clarkia unguiculata Elegant clarkia, Elegant fairyfan, Mountain garland Annual Herb Part-shade Dry
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
Cleome lutea Yellow spiderflower, Yellow spider-flower, Yellow beeplant, Yellow caper, Golden caper Annual Herb Sun
Cleome serrulata Rocky Mountain Beeplant, Skunkweed, Waa Annual Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Cocculus carolinus Carolina snailseed, Carolina coralbead, Carolina moonseed, Red berried moonseed, Carolina red berried moonseed