From:San Antonio, TX Region: Southwest Topic: Wildflowers Title: Information on native plants in Canyon State Natural Area Answered by: Nan Hampton
I am the Cubmaster for a Cub Scout Pack here in San Antonio. I am planning summertime activities for the kids this summer. One thing I have decided to do it take them on a hike in the new Government Canyon State Natural Area here. I would like to know about some of the plants, wildflowers, and trees local to the area. I would like to see a photo or look one up and be able to identify the plant etc. for them and tell them something about the plant, flower, or tree etc. Do you have any list etc. of plants native to this area. Being from Arizona myself I don't know a lot about the Texas vegetation. If I was in AZ I could tell them about all kinds of plants. Any help you can give would be appreciated.
You might also check with the San Antonio Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas to see if they have lists of common plants found in the area. San Antonio Botancial Garden has an area devoted to native plants of the Texas Hill Country. You might like to visit there to become familiar with the more common plants you might see. You can also search the Native Plants Database by botanical or common name and you can also do a Combination Search using multiple criteria including Bloom Characteristics, Growth Form, Growing Conditions, and Distribution.
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