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Hill Country Horticulture

Images and information on more than 430 species native to central Texas. Native plants provide an essential role in the environment including economic benefits from reduced energy costs, water and maintenance; ecological benefits including enhancing ecosystem stability and reducing chemical use; not to mention the beauty they provide.

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Populus deltoidesEastern Cottonwood
Carolina Poplar
Necklace Poplar
Alamo
Polanisia dodecandra ssp. trachyspermaClammy-weed
Clammyweed
Sandyseed Clammyweed
Potamogeton nodosusKnotty Pondweed
Longleaf Pondweed
Proboscidea louisianicaLouisiana Devil's-claw
Devil's-claw
Ram's-horn
Unicorn Plant
Proboscis Flower
Prunus mexicanaMexican Plum
Bigtree Plum
Inch Plum
Prunus minutifloraTexas Almond
Texas Wild Almond
Dwarf Plum
Prunus rivularisRiver Plum
Creek Plum
Hog Plum
Prunus serotinaBlack Cherry
Wild Black Cherry
Rum Cherry
Prunus serotina var. eximiaEscarpment Black Cherry
Edwards Plateau Black Cherry
Escarpment Cherry
Prunus texanaPeachbush
Sand Plum
Peach Bush
Texas Plum
Texas Peach Bush
Prunella vulgaris ssp. lanceolataLanceleaf Selfheal
Self-heal
Ptelea trifoliataWafer Ash
Common Hoptree
Hop Tree
Pyrrhopappus pauciflorusSmallflower Desert-chicory
Texas Dandelion
False Dandelion
Quercus fusiformisEscarpment Live Oak
Plateau Live Oak
Hill Country Live Oak
Texas Live Oak
Scrub Live Oak
Plateau Oak
Encino Molino
Tesmoli
Quercus laceyiLacey Oak
Texas Blue Oak
Canyon Oak
Smoky Oak
Rock Oak
Quercus macrocarpaBur Oak
Burr Oak
Savanna Oak
Overcup Oak
Prairie Oak
Mossy-cup Oak
Mossy-overcup Oak
Blue Oak
Quercus stellataPost Oak
Iron Oak
Cross Oak
Quercus texanaNuttall Oak
Texas Oak
Quercus vaseyanaVasey Oak
Sandpaper Oak
Scrub Oak
Shin Oak
Ratibida columniferaMexican Hat
Red-spike Mexican Hat
Upright Prairie Coneflower
Prairie Coneflower
Long-headed Coneflower
Thimbleflower
Ranunculus macranthusLarge Buttercup
Rhus aromaticaFragrant Sumac
Aromatic Sumac
Lemon Sumac
Polecat Bush
Rhynchospora colorataWhitetop Sedge
White-topped Sedge
Starrush Whitetop
Star Sedge
Star Rush
Rhus lanceolataPrairie Flameleaf Sumac
Flameleaf Sumac
Prairie Sumac
Lance-leaf Sumac
Lance-leaved Sumac
Texas Sumac
Tree Sumac
Limestone Sumac
Prairie Shining Sumac
Rhus virensEvergreen Sumac
Tobacco Sumac
Lambrisco
Lentrisco
Rivina humilisPigeonberry
Rouge Plant
Baby-peppers
Bloodberry
Rosa setigeraClimbing Prairie Rose
Climbing Rose
Prairie Rose
Ruellia drummondianaDrummond's Ruellia
Drummond's Wild Petunia
Rudbeckia hirtaBlack-eyed Susan
Common Black-eyed Susan
Brown-eyed Susan
Blackeyed Susan
Ruellia humilisPrairie Petunia
Fringeleaf Wild Petunia
Hairy Ruellia
Low Wild Petunia
Low Ruellia
Fringeleaf Ruellia
Rudbeckia maximaGiant Coneflower
Great Coneflower
Giant Brown-eyed Susan
Cabbage Coneflower
Ruellia metziaeWhite Ruellia
Metz's Wild Petunia
Metz Wild Petunia
Wild White Petunia
Ruellia nudifloraViolet Ruellia
Common Wild Petunia
Violet Wild Petunia
Wild Petunia
Hierba De La Calentura
Ruellia occidentalisWestern Wild Petunia
Rubus trivialisSouthern Dewberry
Dewberry
Salvia azurea var. grandifloraPitcher Sage
Blue Sage
Salvia ballotifloraShrubby Blue Sage
Blue Shrub Sage
Mejorana
Sabatia campestrisTexas Star
Rose Gentian
Meadow Pink
Prairie Rose-gentian
Prairie Sabatia
Saururus cernuusLizard's Tail
Lizard Tail
Breastweed
Water Dragon
Salvia coccineaScarlet Sage
Tropical Sage
Blood Sage
Red Sage
Indian Fire
Samolus ebracteatus ssp. cuneatusLimerock Brookweed
Limewater Brookweed
Salvia engelmanniiEngelmann's Sage
Engelmann's Salvia
Salvia farinaceaMealy Blue Sage
Mealy Sage
Mealycup Sage
Salvia greggiiAutumn Sage
Cherry Sage
Gregg Salvia
Sagittaria lancifolia ssp. mediaBulltongue Arrowhead
Scythe-fruit Arrowhead
Sagittaria longilobaLongbarb Arrowhead
Flecha De Agua
Long-lobe Arrowhead
Long-barb Arrowhead
Salvia lyrataLyreleaf Sage
Cancer Weed
Sabal mexicanaTexas Palm
Texas Palmetto
Mexican Palm
Mexican Palmetto
Rio Grande Palmetto
Victoria Palmetto
Palma De Micharos
Apachite
Sabal minorDwarf Palmetto
Bush Palmetto
Palmetto
Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensisCommon Elderberry
Black Elder
Mexican Elderberry
Common Elder
Elderberry
Tapiro
Sauco
Salvia pentstemonoidesBig Red Sage
Penstemon Sage
Salvia reglaMountain Sage
Royal Sage
Salvia roemerianaCedar Sage
Sapindus saponaria var. drummondiiWestern Soapberry
Soapberry
Wild China Tree
Wild Chinaberry
Indian Soap Plant
Jaboncillo
Salvia texanaTexas Sage
Blue Sage
Samolus valerandi ssp. parviflorusSeaside Brookweed
Water Pimpernel
Thin-leaf Brookweed
Schoenoplectus californicusCalifornia Bulrush
California Club-rush
Giant Bulrush
Scutellaria drummondiiDrummond's Skullcap
Scutellaria ovataHeartleaf Skullcap
Heart-leaf Skullcap
Scutellaria resinosaResin-dot Skullcap
Resinous Skullcap
Shrubby Skullcap
Sticky Skullcap
Schizachyrium scopariumLittle Bluestem
Popotillo Azul
Schoenocaulon texanumGreen Lily
Texas Feathershank
Texas Sabadilla
Scutellaria wrightiiWright's Skullcap
Bushy Skullcap
Shrubby Skullcap
Senna lindheimerianaLindheimer's Senna
Velvet Leaf Senna
Velvetleaf Senna
Velvet-leaf Wild Sensitive-plant
Puppy-dog Ears
Senna roemerianaTwoleaf Senna
Two Leaved Senna
Silphium albiflorumWhite Rosinweed
White-flowered Rosinweed
Compass Plant
Simsia calvaAwnless Bush Sunflower
Bush Sunflower
Sisyrinchium minusDwarf Blue-eyed-grass
Pink-eyed-grass
Pink Blue-eyed-grass
Solanum elaeagnifoliumSilverleaf Nightshade
Silver-leaf Nightshade
White Horse Nettle
Trompillo
Tomato Weed
Solidago nemoralisGray Goldenrod
Prairie Goldenrod
Oldfield Goldenrod
Grayleaf Goldenrod
Gray-leaved Goldenrod
Dyersweed Goldenrod
Dwarf Goldenrod
Field Goldenrod
Sorghastrum nutansIndiangrass
Yellow Indiangrass
Solanum rostratumBuffalo Bur
Buffalo Bur Nightshade
Sophora secundifloraTexas Mountain Laurel
Mountain Laurel
Mescal Bean
Mescal Bean Sophora
Frijolillo
Frijolito
Styphnolobium affineEve's Necklace
Eve's Necklacepod
Texas Sophora
Pink Sophora
Necklace Tree
Stachys coccineaScarlet Betony
Texas Betony
Scarlet Hedgenettle
Stemodia lanataWoolly Stemodia
Gray-woolly Twintip
Stillingia texanaTexas Queen's Delight
Queen's Delight
Texas Toothleaf
Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoidesWhite Heath Aster
Heath Aster
White Aster
White Prairie Aster
Symphyotrichum oblongifoliumAromatic Aster
Aromatic American Aster
Fall Aster
Wild Blue Aster
Shale Aster
Symphoricarpos orbiculatusCoralberry
Indian Currant
Buckbrush
Taxodium distichumBald Cypress
Baldcypress
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
Ahuehuete
Sabino
Teucrium canadenseCanada Germander
American Germander
Canadian Germander
Germander
Hairy Germander
Wood Sage
Tephrosia lindheimeriLindheimer's Hoarypea
Hoary Pea
Lindheimer Tephrosia
Tetraneuris scaposaFour-nerve Daisy
Hymenoxys
Stemmy Four-nerve Daisy
Yellow Daisy
Bitterweed
Tecoma stansYellow Bells
Yellowbells
Esperanza
Yellow Trumpetbush
Yellow Trumpetflower
Trumpetbush
Trumpetflower
Yellow Elder
Hardy Yellow Trumpet
Yellow Trumpet Bush
Thalia dealbataPowdery Alligator-flag
Powdery Thalia
Water Canna
Thelesperma filifolium var. filifoliumStiff Greenthread
Showy Navajo Tea
Greenthread
Thelypteris kunthiiWood Fern
River Fern
Southern Shield Fern
Kunth's Maiden Fern
Normal Shield Fern
Thymophylla pentachaeta var. pentachaetaParralena
Fiveneedle Pricklyleaf
Dogweed
Dyssodia
Thelesperma simplicifoliumSlender Greenthread
Navajo Tea
Cota
Thamnosma texanaTexas Desert-rue
Dutchman's Breeches
Rue Of The Mountains
Ruda Del Monte
Tinantia anomalaFalse Dayflower
Widows Tears
Toxicodendron radicansEastern Poison Ivy
Poison Ivy
Poison Oak
Tridens albescensWhite Tridens
White Top
Tripsacum dactyloidesEastern Gamagrass
Fakahatchee Grass
Tradescantia edwardsianaPlateau Spiderwort
Edwards' Spiderwort
Tridens flavusPurpletop Tridens
Redtop Tridens
Tall Redtop Tridens
Purpletop
Redtop
Tall Redtop
Tradescantia occidentalisPrairie Spiderwort
Western Spiderwort
Spiderwort
Triodanis perfoliataClasping Venus's Looking-glass
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