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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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Silene antirrhinaSleepy Silene
Sleepy Catchfly
Sisyrinchium biformeWiry Blue-eyed Grass
Simsia calvaAwnless Bush Sunflower
Bush Sunflower
Sideroxylon celastrinumSaffron Plum
Coma Saffron Plum
La Coma
Milk Buckthorn
Tropical Buckthorn
Downward Plum
Sisyrinchium chilenseSword-leaf Blue-eyed Grass
Swordleaf Blue-eyed Grass
Sida ciliarisBracted Fanpetals
Bracted Sida
Sideroxylon lanuginosumGum Bumelia
Gum Bully
Woollybucket Bumelia
Woolly Bumelia
Gum Woollybucket
Woolly Buckthorn
Gum Elastic
Black Haw
Sisyrinchium langloisiiRoadside Blue-eyed Grass
Dotted Blue-eyed Grass
Southern Blue-eyed Grass
Sideroxylon lanuginosum ssp. rigidumGum Bully
Brazos Bumelia
Black Haw
Sida lindheimeriLindheimer's Sida
Showy Fanpetals
Sida longipesStockflower Fanpetals
Sisyrinchium minusDwarf Blue-eyed-grass
Pink Blue-eyed-grass
Silphium radulaRoughstem Rosinweed
Sida spinosaPrickly Fanpetals
Sibara virginicaVirginia Winged Rockcress
Smilax bona-noxSawbriar
Saw Greenbriar
Stretchberry Vine
Solidago altissimaTall Goldenrod
Late Goldenrod
Canadian Goldenrod
Canada Goldenrod
Solanum campechienseRedberry Nightshade
Solanum carolinenseCarolina Horsenettle
Carolina Horse-nettle
Solanum dimidiatumWestern Horsenettle
Western Horse-nettle
Solanum douglasiiGreenspot Nightshade
Douglas' Nightshade
Solanum elaeagnifoliumSilverleaf Nightshade
Silver-leaf Nightshade
White Horse Nettle
Tomato Weed
Bull Nettle
Solidago giganteaGiant Goldenrod
Smooth Goldenrod
Tall Goldenrod
Late Goldenrod
Early Goldenrod
Solidago juliaeJulia's Goldenrod
Solidago nemoralisGray Goldenrod
Prairie Goldenrod
Oldfield Goldenrod
Grayleaf Goldenrod
Gray-leaved Goldenrod
Dyersweed Goldenrod
Dwarf Goldenrod
Field Goldenrod
Solidago odoraAnisescented Goldenrod
Anise-scented Goldenrod
Sweet Goldenrod
Solidago odora var. odoraAnisescented Goldenrod
Solanum rostratumBuffalo Bur
Buffalo Bur Nightshade
Buffalobur Nightshade
Sophora secundifloraTexas Mountain Laurel
Mountain Laurel
Mescal Bean
Mescal Bean Sophora
Solanum triquetrumTexas Nightshade
Hierba Mora
Sporobolus airoidesAlkali Sacaton
Zacate Alcalino
Spartina alternifloraSaltmarsh Cordgrass
Saltwater Cordgrass
Salt Cordgrass
Smooth Cordgrass
Sphaeralcea angustifoliaNarrowleaf Globemallow
Copper Globemallow
Copper Mallow
Sporobolus clandestinusRough Dropseed
Sporobolus compositusComposite Dropseed
Tall Dropseed
Sporobolus compositus var. compositusComposite Dropseed
Tall Dropseed
Sporobolus cryptandrusSand Dropseed
Spermolepis divaricataRoughfruit Scaleseed
Spermolepis echinataBristly Scaleseed
Sphaeralcea fendleriFendler's Globemallow
Sphaeralcea hastulataSpear Globemallow
Spigelia hedyotideaPrairie Pinkroot
Spermolepis inermisRed River Scaleseed
Spreading Scaleseed
Sporobolus junceusPineywoods Dropseed
Sphaeralcea lindheimeriWoolly Globemallow
Sphenopholis obtusataPrairie Wedgescale
Spartina patensSaltmeadow Cordgrass
Salt-meadow Cordgrass
Marsh-hay Cordgrass
Sporobolus pyramidatusWhorled Dropseed
Target Dropseed
Madagascar Dropseed
Spergularia salinaSalt Sandspurry
Spartina spartinaeGulf Cordgrass
Spigelia texanaTexas Pinkroot
Sporobolus vaginiflorusPoverty Dropseed
Spiranthes vernalisSpring Ladies'-tresses
Spring Lady's Tresses
Sporobolus virginicusSeashore Dropseed
Beach Dropseed
Seashore Rushgrass
Coastal Dropseed
Sporobolus wrightiiBig Sacaton
Alkali Sacaton
Styphnolobium affineEve's Necklace
Eve's Necklacepod
Texas Sophora
Pink Sophora
Necklace Tree
Stylosanthes bifloraSidebeak Pencilflower
Streptanthus bracteatusBracted Twistflower
Bracted Jewelflower
Stachys crenataMousesear
Shade Betony
Stachys drummondiiDrummond's Hedgenettle
Pink Mint
Stenandrium dulceSweet Shaggytuft
Pineland Pinklet
Steinchisma hiansGaping Grass
Stemodia lanataWoolly Stemodia
Gray-woolly Twintip
Strophostyles leiospermaSlickseed Fuzzybean
Stenosiphon linifoliusFalse Gaura
Stenaria nigricansBluets
Stenaria nigricans var. nigricansDiamondflowers
Narrowleaf Bluets
Baby's Breath
Fine-leaf Bluets
Stuckenia pectinataSago Pondweed
Streptanthus platycarpusBroadpod Jewelflower
Broadpod Twistflower
Styrax platanifoliusSycamore-leaf Snowbell
Styrax platanifolius ssp. stellatusHairy Sycamore-leaf Snow-bell
Sycamoreleaf Snowbell
Styrax platanifolius ssp. texanusTexas Snow-bell
Texas Snowbell
Stellaria prostrataProstrate Starwort
Prostrate Chickweed
Stillingia sylvaticaQueen's-delight
Stillingia texanaTexas Queen's Delight
Queen's Delight
Texas Toothleaf
Stillingia treculianaTrecul's Toothleaf
Suaeda linearisAnnual Seepweed
Symphyotrichum divaricatumSouthern Annual Saltmarsh Aster
Lawn American-aster
White Wood Aster
Saltmarsh Aster
Slender Aster
Symphyotrichum dumosumRice Button Aster
White Bushy Aster
Symphyotrichum ericoidesWhite Heath Aster
Heath Aster
Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoidesWhite Heath Aster
Heath Aster
White Aster
White Prairie Aster
Synthlipsis greggiiGregg's Keelpod
Symphyotrichum lateriflorumCalico Aster
Symphyotrichum oblongifoliumAromatic Aster
Aromatic American Aster
Fall Aster
Wild Blue Aster
Shale Aster
Symphoricarpos orbiculatusCoralberry
Indian Currant
Symphyotrichum praealtumWillowleaf Aster
Symphyotrichum pratenseBarrens Silky Aster
Meadow Aster
Tamaulipa azureaBlue Boneset
Taxodium distichumBald Cypress
Common Bald Cypress
Southern Bald Cypress
Deciduous Cypress
Southern Cypress
Swamp Cypress
Red Cypress
White Cypress
Yellow Cypress
Gulf Cypress
Tidewater Red Cypress
Taxodium mucronatumMontezuma Bald Cypress
Montezuma Cypress
Mexican Cypress
Teucrium canadenseCanada Germander
American Germander
Canadian Germander
Hairy Germander
Wood Sage
Tetraclea coulteriCoulter's Wrinklefruit
Teucrium cubenseCoast Germander
Small Coastal Germander
Teucrium laciniatumLacy Germander
Cut-leaf Germander
Dwarf Germander
Tephrosia lindheimeriLindheimer's Hoarypea
Hoary Pea
Lindheimer Tephrosia
Tetraneuris linearifoliaFineleaf Fournerved Daisy
Slender-leaf Hymenoxys
Tephrosia onobrychoidesMultibloom Hoarypea
Multibloom Tephrosia
Tephrosia potosinaEdwards Plateau Hoarypea
Tetragonotheca repandaShowy Nerveray
Tetraneuris scaposaFour-nerve Daisy
Stemmy Four-nerve Daisy
Yellow Daisy
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