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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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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
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General Appearance

Lifespan

Light requirement
 Sun - 6 or more hrs
 Part shade - 2 to 6 hrs
 Shade - 2 hrs or less

Soil moisture
 Dry - no signs of moisture
 Moist - looks & feels damp
 Wet - saturated

Bloom Time
 Jan  Feb  Mar
 Apr  May  Jun
 Jul  Aug  Sep
 Oct  Nov  Dec
Bloom Color
 White  Red  Pink
 Orange  Yellow  Green
 Blue  Purple  Violet
 Brown  Black

Height (in feet)
 0-1  1-3  3-6  6-12
 12-36  36-72  72-100
 More than 100

Leaf Arrangement
 Alternate
 Opposite
 Whorled
 Fascicled

Leaf Retention
 Deciduous
 Evergreen
 Semi-evergreen