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Drought Resistant Plants for Texas and Beyond

A list of commercially available native plants that perform well during extreme drought. The Distribution section of the plant descriptions lists states where each occurs. Produce a state-specific drought list using the Narrow Your Search option at right.

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Acalypha radiansCardinal's feather
Cardinal feather
Agave americanaAmerican century plant
Century plant
Ageratina havanensisShrubby boneset
White mistflower
White shrub mistflower
Havana snakeroot
Mistflower
Agave lechuguillaLechuguilla
Tula ixtle
Allowissadula holosericeaChisos Mountain false Indianmallow
Chisos Mtn. False Indian-mallow
Velvet-leaf Mallow
Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightiiFlame acanthus
Hummingbird bush
Wright's desert honeysuckle
Wright acanthus
Mexican flame
Wright's Mexican flame
Artemisia ludovicianaLouisiana artemisia
Louisiana sage
White sage
Prairie sage
Silver sage
White sagebrush
Louisiana wormwood
Silver wormwood
Louisiana sagewort
Gray sagewort
Cudweed sagewort
Mugwort wormwood
Asclepias asperulaAntelope horns
Spider milkweed
Green-flowered milkweed
Spider antelope-horns
Bauhinia lunarioidesAnacacho orchid tree
Anacacho bauhinia
Orchid tree
Texas plume
Berlandiera lyrataChocolate daisy
Chocolate flower
Lyreleaf greeneyes
Green-eyed lyre leaf
Bouteloua dactyloidesBuffalograss
Buffalo grass
Bouteloua gracilisBlue grama
Buddleja marrubiifoliaWoolly butterflybush
Butterfly bush
Woolly Butterfly-bush
Callirhoe involucrataWinecup
Purple poppy mallow
Callirhoe pedataPalmleaf Poppymallow
Standing Winecup
Finger Poppymallow
Carex planostachysCedar sedge
Carex texensisTexas sedge
Centaurium beyrichiiMountain pink
Meadow pink
Catchfly
Quinineweed
Chilopsis linearisDesert willow
Flowering willow
Willow-leaved catalpa
Willowleaf catalpa
Bow willow
Flor de mimbre
Mimbre
Chrysactinia mexicanaDamianita
Cooperia drummondiiEvening rain lily
Evening star rain lily
Conoclinium greggiiGregg's mistflower
Palmleaf thoroughwort
Palm-leaf mistflower
Palm-leaf thoroughwort
Purple palmleaf mistflower
Purple palmleaf eupatorium
Cooperia pedunculataHill Country rain lily
Prairie lily
Rain lily
Flor de mayo
Coryphantha sulcataNipple Cactus
Pineapple cactus
Cucurbita foetidissimaStinking gourd
Buffalo gourd
Missouri gourd
Stink gourd
Wild gourd
Dalea frutescensBlack dalea
Black prairie clover
Dalea greggiiGregg dalea
Gregg's prairie clover
Trailing indigo bush
Indigo bush
Dasylirion texanumTexas sotol
Sotol
Dasylirion wheeleriCommon sotol
Sotol
Desert Spoon
Desert candle
Diospyros texanaTexas persimmon
Mexican persimmon
Black persimmon
Chapote
Chapote prieto
Dyschoriste linearisSnake herb
Polkadots
Narrowleaf dyschoriste
Echinocereus pentalophusLadyfinger cactus
Alicoche
Dog tail
Devil's fingers
Echinocereus reichenbachiiLace hedgehog cactus
Lace cactus
Lace hedgehog
Purple candle
Órgano-pequeño de colores
Echinocereus triglochidiatusClaret cup
Claret cup cactus
Hedgehog cactus
Kingcup cactus
Mojave mound
Mohave mound
Euphorbia antisyphiliticaCandelilla
Wax plant
Eysenhardtia texanaTexas kidneywood
Kidneywood
Bee brush
Vara dulce
Palo dulce
Fallugia paradoxaApache plume
Ponil
Forestiera pubescensElbow bush
Stretchberry
Spring herald
Hesperocyparis arizonicaArizona cypress
Cedro blanco
Heterotheca canescensGray golden-aster
Hoary false goldenaster
Hechtia glomerataGuapilla
Helianthus maximilianiMaximilian sunflower
Max sunflower
Hesperaloe parvifloraRed yucca
Coral yucca
Red-flowered false yucca
Redflower false yucca
Yellow yucca
Hummingbird yucca
Samandoque
Indigofera miniataScarlet Pea
Coastal indigo
Texas Indigo
Western indigo
Jatropha dioicaLeatherstem
Leather Stem
Rubber Plant
Lantana urticoidesTexas lantana
Calico bush
Leucophyllum frutescensCenizo
Purple sage
Texas ranger
Texas barometer bush
Texas silverleaf
Texas sage
Silverleaf
Leucaena retusaGoldenball leadtree
Littleleaf leadtree
Little leucaena
Lemonball
Wahoo tree
Lenophyllum texanumCoastal stonecrop
Lygodesmia texanaTexas Skeleton Plant
Texas Skeleton Weed
Skeleton-plant
Purple Dandelion
Flowering Straw
Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondiiTurkscap
Drummond's Turkscap
Drummond Turkscap
Wax Mallow
Drummond's Wax Mallow
Drummond Wax Mallow
Red Mallow
Texas Mallow
Mexican Apple
Sleeping Hibiscus
Bleeding Hearts
Manzanilla
Mammillaria heyderiLittle nipple cactus
Manfreda maculosaFalse Aloe
Spice lily
Spice-Lily
Matelea reticulataGreen milkweed vine
Net vein milkvine
Netted milkvine
Pearl milkweed Vine
Manfreda sileriSiler's tuberose
Mahonia trifoliolataAgarita
Agarito
Algerita
Laredo mahonia
Laredo Oregon-grape
Trifoliate barberry
Wild currant
Melampodium leucanthumBlackfoot Daisy
Rock daisy
Plains blackfoot
Arnica
Muhlenbergia rigensDeergrass
Meadow muhly
Deer muhly
Nolina lindheimerianaDevil's shoestring
Devil's-shoestring
Ribbon grass
Nolina texanaTexas sacahuista
Texas beargrass
Basket grass
Sacahuista
Bunchgrass
Opuntia ellisianaSpineless prickly pear
Tigertongue
South Texas pricklypear
Passiflora foetidaCorona de Cristo
Scarlet-fruit passion flower
Fetid passionflower
Pavonia lasiopetalaRock rose
Rose pavonia
Rose mallow
Pavonia
Penstemon baccharifoliusRock penstemon
Rock beardtongue
Cut-leaf penstemon
Cut-leaf beardtongue
Baccharis-leaf penstemon
Baccharis-leaf beardtongue
Penstemon cobaeaPrairie penstemon
Prairie beardtongue
Foxglove penstemon
Foxglove beardtongue
False foxglove
Large-flowered penstemon
Large-flowered beardtongue
Cobaea penstemon
Cobaea beardtongue
Wild foxglove
Penstemon triflorusHill Country penstemon
Hill Country beardtongue
Scarlet penstemon
Scarlet beardtongue
Heller's penstemon
Heller's beardtongue
Phyla nodifloraTexas frogfruit
Turkey tangle fogfruit
Frogfruit
Portulaca pilosaKiss me quick
Chisme
Ptelea trifoliataWafer ash
Common hoptree
Hop tree
Quercus fusiformisEscarpment live oak
Plateau live oak
Hill country live oak
Texas live oak
Scrub live oak
Plateau oak
Encino molino
Tesmoli
Quercus texanaNuttall Oak
Texas oak
Rhus lanceolataPrairie flameleaf sumac
Flameleaf sumac
Prairie sumac
Lance-leaf sumac
Lance-leaved sumac
Texas sumac
Tree sumac
Limestone sumac
Prairie shining sumac
Rhus trilobataFragrant sumac
Aromatic sumac
Scented sumac
Ill-scented sumac
Skunkbush sumac
Skunkbush
Basketbush
Squawbush
Rhus virensEvergreen sumac
Tobacco sumac
Lambrisco
Lentrisco
Ruellia humilisPrairie Petunia
Fringeleaf Wild Petunia
Hairy Ruellia
Low Wild Petunia
Low Ruellia
Fringeleaf Ruellia
Ruellia occidentalisWestern wild petunia
Rubus trivialisDewberry
Southern dewberry
Salvia farinaceaMealy blue sage
Mealy sage
Mealycup sage
Salvia greggiiAutumn sage
Cherry sage
Gregg salvia
Salvia roemerianaCedar sage
Senna lindheimerianaLindheimer's senna
Velvet leaf senna
Velvetleaf senna
Velvet-leaf wild sensitive-plant
Puppy-dog ears
Sophora secundifloraTexas mountain laurel
Mountain laurel
Mescal bean
Mescal bean sophora
Frijolillo
Frijolito
Stemodia lanataWoolly Stemodia
Gray-woolly twintip
Symphyotrichum oblongifoliumAromatic aster
Aromatic American aster
Fall aster
Wild blue aster
Shale aster
Symphyotrichum oolentangiense var. oolentangienseSkyblue aster
Tecoma stansYellow Bells
Yellowbells
Esperanza
Yellow Trumpetbush
Yellow Trumpetflower
Trumpetbush
Trumpetflower
Yellow Elder
Tradescantia giganteaGiant spiderwort
Ulmus crassifoliaCedar elm
Fall elm
Basket elm
Scrub elm
Lime elm
Texas elm
Southern rock elm
Olmo
Ungnadia speciosaMexican buckeye
Monilla
Viguiera stenolobaSkeleton-leaf Goldeneye
Resinbush
Yucca pallidaPale-leaf yucca
Yucca rupicolaTwistleaf yucca
Twisted-leaf yucca
Texas yucca
Yucca treculeanaSpanish Dagger
Spanish Bayonet
Don Quixote's Lance
Palma Pita
Palma de Datil
Palmito
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