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
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 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 Antelope horns, Spider milkweed, Green-flowered milkweed, Spider antelope-horns Perennial Herb Sun Moist, Dry
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 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 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 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 ramosa Chino grama Grass/Grass-like
Bouteloua rigidiseta Texas grama Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Brazoria truncata Rattlesnake flower Annual Herb
Brickellia cylindracea Gravel-bar brickellbush Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Brickellia dentata Leafy brickellbush Perennial Subshrub
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
Callirhoe scabriuscula Texas poppymallow Annual Herb Sun 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 Chile pequin, Chile petin, Bird pepper, Turkey pepper , Cayenne pepper Annual, Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
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
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
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
Catalpa bignonioides Southern catalpa, Cigar tree, Indian bean Perennial Tree Part-shade Wet
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
Cephalanthus occidentalis Common buttonbush, Buttonbush, Button willow Perennial Shrub Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Cerastium brachypodum Short-stalk Chickweed, Shortstalk chickweed Annual, Perennial Herb
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
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
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
Cirsium horridulum Yellow Thistle, Horrid Thistle, Bristle Thistle Annual Herb
Cirsium texanum Texas thistle Biennial Herb Sun 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
Cocculus carolinus Carolina snailseed, Carolina coralbead, Carolina moonseed, Red berried moonseed, Carolina red berried moonseed Perennial Vine Part-shade Moist
Coelorachis cylindrica Cylinder jointtail grass, Carolina Joint-tail Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Moist
Colubrina texensis Hog-plum, Texan hogplum, Texas colubrina, Texas snakewood Perennial Shrub Part-shade Dry
Commelina erecta Whitemouth dayflower, Widow's tears, Day flower, White-mouth dayflower Perennial Herb Part-shade Dry
Conoclinium coelestinum Blue mistflower, Wild ageratum, Blue boneset, Mistflower Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist
Convolvulus equitans Bindweed, Texas bindweed Annual Vine Part-shade Dry
Conyza canadensis Horseweed, Canadian Horseweed Annual Herb Sun
Cooperia drummondii Evening rain lily, Evening star rain lily Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Cooperia pedunculata Hill Country rain lily, Prairie lily, Rain lily, Flor de mayo Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Coreopsis wrightii Rock tickseed, Golden-wave Annual Herb
Corydalis curvisiliqua Curvepod, Curvepod fumewort, Golden Smoke, Scrambled Eggs Annual Herb Part-shade Dry
Cosmos parviflorus Southwestern cosmos, Southwest cosmos Annual Herb
Crataegus spathulata Littlehip hawthorn, Pasture hawthorn, Smallfruit hawthorn Perennial Shrub, Tree
Crataegus tracyi Tracy's hawthorn, Tracy Hawthorn, Mountain Hawthorn Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Crataegus viridis Green hawthorn, Southern hawthorn Perennial Tree Part-shade Wet
Croton alabamensis Alabama croton Perennial Subshrub, Shrub
Croton alabamensis var. texensis Texabama croton, Texas Alabama croton Perennial Shrub Part-shade Dry
Croton monanthogynus Prairie tea, One-seed Croton Annual Herb Sun Moist, Dry
Cryptantha oblata Rough cryptantha Perennial Herb, Subshrub
Cuscuta indecora Bigseed alfalfa dodder, Largeseed dodder, Pretty dodder Perennial Herb, Vine
Cyperus elegans Royal flatsedge Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Cyperus pseudovegetus Marsh flatsedge, Marsh Flat Sedge Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun
Cyperus reflexus Bentawn flatsedge Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Dasylirion texanum Texas sotol, Sotol Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Datura quercifolia Chinese thorn-apple, Oak-leaf thorn apple, Oak leaved angel's trumpet Annual Herb Sun, Part-shade
Daucosma laciniata Daucosma, Meadow parasol Annual Herb
Daucus pusillus American wild carrot, Rattlesnake-Weed, Wild Carrot Annual Herb
Desmanthus leptolobus Slenderlobe bundleflower Perennial Herb
Desmanthus velutinus Velvet bundleflower Perennial Herb
Dicranocarpus parviflorus Pitchfork Annual Herb
Digitaria cognata Carolina crabgrass, Fall witchgrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Shade, Part-shade Dry
Diospyros texana Texas persimmon, Mexican persimmon, Black persimmon, Chapote, Chapote prieto Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Dry
Draba platycarpa Broadpod draba, Broad-pod Draba, Broadpod whitlowgrass Annual Herb
Drosera capillaris Pink sundew Annual Herb
Echinacea sanguinea Sanguine purple coneflower Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Echinocereus dasyacanthus Texas rainbow cactus, Spiny hedgehog cactus, Spiny hedgehog, Golden rainbow hedgehog cactus, Golden rainbow hedgehog, Yellow pitaya Perennial Cactus/Succulent Sun Dry
Echinocereus enneacanthus Pitaya, Strawberry cactus Perennial Cactus/Succulent Sun Dry
Echinocereus pentalophus Ladyfinger cactus, Alicoche, Dog tail, Devil's fingers Perennial Cactus/Succulent Sun, Part-shade Dry
Echinocereus reichenbachii Lace hedgehog cactus, Lace cactus, Lace hedgehog, Purple candle, Órgano-pequeño de colores Perennial Cactus/Succulent Sun Dry
Echinocereus russanthus Brownspine hedgehog cactus, Rusty hedgehog cactus, Brownspine hedgehog, Rusty hedgehog Perennial Cactus/Succulent
Ehretia anacua Anacua, Sugarberry Anacua, Anaqua, Anacahuita, Knockaway, Knackaway, Sandpaper tree, Manzanita, Manzanillo, Tlalahuacate Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Dry </