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Southern Texas Plains

This EPA Level III ecoregion encompasses all or part of 21 Texas counties. This ecoregion borders most of the southwestern portion of the Rio Grande River and extends into northern Mexico. In Texas, it encompasses much of the same land area as the Texas Parks & Wildlife Departmentís South Texas Plains vegetative region. This collection lists only those taxa found in the Texas portion of the Southern Texas Plains ecoregion.

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Argythamnia mercurialinaTall Silverbush
Tall Wildmercury
Argythamnia mercurialina var. pilosissimaTall Silverbush
Argythamnia neomexicanaNew Mexico Silverbush
Aristida oliganthaPrairie Threeawn
Oldfield (Prairie) 3-awn
Oldfield Threeawn
Arabis petiolarisBrazos Rockcress
Rock-cress
Brazos Rock-cress
Aristolochia pentandraMarsh's Dutchman's Pipe
Argemone polyanthemosAnnual Pricklepoppy
Bluestem Pricklepoppy
Bluestem Prickly Poppy
Crested Pricklypoppy
Pricklypoppy
Thistle Poppy
White Prickly Poppy
White Pricklypoppy
Aristida purpureaPurple Threeawn
Purple 3-awn
Purple Three-awn
Red Threeawn
Aristida purpurea var. longisetaRed Three-awn
Fendler Three-awn
Purple Threeawn
Aristida purpurea var. nealleyiBlue Threeawn
Aristida purpurea var. purpureaPurple Threeawn
Red Threeawn
Argemone sanguineaRed Pricklypoppy
Rose Prickly Poppy
Red Prickly Poppy
Aristolochia serpentariaVirginia Snakeroot
Virginia Dutchmanspipe
Argythamnia simulansPlateau Silverbush
Tall Wild-mercury
Arbutus xalapensisTexas Madrone
Madrone
Texas Arbutus
Manzanita
Xoxocote
Amazaquitl
Asclepias asperulaAntelope-horns
Spider Milkweed
Green-flowered Milkweed
Spider Antelope-horns
Antelope Horns
Asclepias emoryiEmory's Milkweed
Astragalus emoryanusEmory's Milkvetch
Asclepias engelmannianaEngelmann's Milkweed
Asclepias incarnataSwamp Milkweed
Pink Milkweed
Astrolepis integerrimaHybrid Cloakfern
Astranthium integrifoliumEntireleaf Western Daisy
Astranthium integrifolium ssp. ciliatumEntireleaf Western Daisy
Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnataSwamp Milkweed
Astragalus leptocarpusRare Loco Milkvetch
Slimpod Milkvetch
Asclepias linearisSlim Milkweed
Astragalus nuttallianusNuttall's Milkvetch
Small-flowered Milkvetch
Asclepias oenotheroidesZizotes Milkweed
Hierba De Zizotes
Side-cluster Milkweed
Longhorn Milkweed
Primrose Milkweed
Lindheimer's Milkweed
Astragalus plattensisPlatte River Milkvetch
Astragalus pleianthusEdwards Plateau Milkvetch
Asclepias prostrataProstrate Milkweed
Asplenium resiliensBlackstem Spleenwort
Astrolepis sinuataWavy Scaly Cloakfern
Asclepias stenophyllaSlimleaf Milkweed
Narrowleaf Milkweed
Narrowleaf Green Milkweed
Asclepias viridifloraGreen Comet Milkweed
Green-flowered Milkweed
Green Milkweed
Wand Milkweed
Asclepias viridisGreen Milkweed
Spider Milkweed
Atriplex canescensChamiso
Four-wing Saltbush
Wing-scale
Atriplex matamorensisMatamoros Saltbush
Aureolaria grandifloraFalse Foxglove
Largeflower Yellow False Foxglove
Azolla carolinianaCarolina Mosquitofern
Bahia absinthifoliaHairyseed Bahia
Hairy-seed False Goldfields
Bahia
Yerba Raton
Baptisia bracteataLongbract Wild Indigo
Baptisia bracteata var. leucophaeaLongbract Wild Indigo
Cream False Indigo
Plains Wild Indigo
Cream Wild Indigo
Large-bracted Wild Indigo
Bauhinia lunarioidesAnacacho Orchid Tree
Anacacho Bauhinia
Orchid Tree
Texas Plume
Batis maritimaTurtleweed
Seaside Saltwort
Bacopa monnieriHerb-of-grace
Water Hyssop
Coastal Water-hyssop
Baileya multiradiataDesert Marigold
Showy Desert Marigold
Paper Daisy
Desert Baileya
Baccharis neglectaFalse Willow
Jara Dulce
Poverty Weed
Roosevelt Weed
Bacopa rotundifoliaDisk Waterhyssop
Disc Water-hyssop
Baccharis salicinaWillow Baccharis
Great Plains False Willow
Baccharis salicifoliaMule's Fat
Seep Willow
Baccharis texanaPrairie False Willow
Prairie Baccharis
Bastardia viscosaViscid Mallow
Bastardia
Berlandiera betonicifoliaTexas Greeneyes
Broochflower
Bernardia myricifoliaMouse Ears
Mouse's Eye
Bernardia obovataDesert Myrtlecroton
Bifora americanaPrairie Bishop
Prairie Bishop's Weed
Bidens laevisSmooth Beggartick
Smooth Bidens
Smooth Bur Marigold
Larger Bur Marigold
Blutaparon vermiculareSilverhead
Bouteloua barbataSixweeks Grama
Bothriochloa barbinodisPinhole Bluestem
Cane Bluestem
Cane Beardgrass
Feather Bluestem
Plains Beardgrass
Boerhavia coccineaScarlet Spiderling
Bouteloua curtipendulaSideoats Grama
Banderilla
Banderita
Navajita
Boehmeria cylindricaSmallspike False Nettle
Bog Hemp
Bouteloua dactyloidesBuffalograss
Buffalo Grass
Bothriochloa edwardsianaEdwards Plateau Beardgrass
Boerhavia erectaErect Spiderling
Common Spiderling
Bouchetia erectaErect Bouchetia
Painted-tongue
Paintedtongue
Painted Tongue
Borrichia frutescensBushy Seaside Tansy
Ox-eye Daisy
Sea Daisy
Sea Ox-eye
Bouteloua gracilisBlue Grama
Bouteloua hirsutaHairy Grama
Bouteloua hirsuta var. pectinataHairy Grama
Tall Grama
Bothriochloa hybridaHybrid Beardgrass
Bowlesia incanaHoary Bowlesia
Bothriochloa laguroidesSilver Bluestem
Silver Beardgrass
Bothriochloa laguroides ssp. torreyanaSilver Beard Grass
Silver Beardgrass
Silver Bluestem
Boerhavia linearifoliaNarrowleaf Spiderling
Bouchea linifoliaFlaxleaf Bouchea
Groovestem Bouchea
Bouteloua repensSlender Grama
Bonamia repensCreeping Lady's Nightcap
Bouteloua rigidisetaTexas Grama
Bouteloua trifidaRed Grama
Bouteloua unifloraOneflower Grama
Brazoria arenariaSand Brazos-mint
Brickellia cylindraceaGravel-bar Brickellbush
Brickellia dentataLeafy Brickellbush
Brickellia eupatorioidesFalse Boneset
Brickellia eupatorioides var. eupatorioidesFalse Boneset
Brickellia eupatorioides var. gracillimaFalse Boneset
Brickellia laciniataSplitleaf Brickellbush
Bromus pubescensHairy Woodland Brome
Bromus texensisTexas Brome
Brazoria truncataRattlesnake Flower
Buchnera americanaAmerican Bluehearts
Bluehearts
Bulbostylis capillarisDensetuft Hairsedge
Hair-sedge
Bulbostylis ciliatifoliaCapillary Hairsedge
Buddleja racemosaWand Butterfly-bush
Wand Butterflybush
Buddleja sessilifloraRio Grande Butterflybush
Tepozan
Callirhoe alcaeoidesLight Poppymallow
Plains Poppy-mallow
Light Poppy-mallow
Pink Poppy-mallow
Light Poppy Mallow
Callicarpa americanaAmerican Beautyberry
French Mulberry
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