Wildflower Center Seed Bank

The Wildflower Center collects and stores seed from keystone species in the plant communities of Texas. These seeds are used by research scientists in propagation studies, reintroduction and environmental restoration efforts and safeguarded as a hedge against possible extinction in the wild. To request seed in the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center's seed bank, please contact the Director of Plant Conservation.


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
Acalypha phleoides Shrubby copperleaf, Three-seeded mercury Perennial Herb Part-shade
Acmella oppositifolia var. repens Oppositeleaf Spotflower, Opposite-leaf Spotflower Perennial Herb Sun
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
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 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
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
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
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
Aquilegia canadensis Eastern red columbine, Wild red columbine Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Aquilegia chrysantha var. chaplinei Chaplin's yellow columbine, Chaplin's golden columbine, Chaplin's columbine, Chapline columbine, Guadalupe Mountain columbine Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Moist
Aquilegia chrysantha var. hinckleyana Hinckley's golden columbine, Yellow columbine, Hinckley columbine, Capote columbine Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Moist
Aquilegia longissima Longspur columbine, Longspur yellow columbine Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Moist
Arabis petiolaris Brazos rockcress, Rock-cress, Brazos rock-cress Annual Herb Sun
Argemone aenea Golden pricklypoppy Annual Herb Sun 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
Aristida lo