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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
Agave lechuguillaLechuguilla
Tula Ixtle
Maguey Lechuguilla
Shindagger
Allowissadula holosericeaVelvet-leaf Mallow
Chisos Mountain False Indianmallow
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
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
Palmleaf Poppy Mallow
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
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
Desert Olive
Tanglewood
Devil's Elbow
Spring Goldenglow
New Mexico Privet
Texas Forsythia
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
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