Half-Pint Prairie

A collection of all species planted in the Half-Pint Prairie a student-led project to establish a pocket Blackland prairie on campus at The University of Texas at Austin.


Scientific Name Common Name Duration Habit Sun Water
Abutilon fruticosum Indian Mallow, Texas Indian Mallow Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Andropogon gerardii Big Bluestem, Tall Bluestem, Turkeyfoot Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Moist
Andropogon virginicus Broomsedge, Broomsedge Bluestem, Yellowsedge Bluestem, Whiskey Grass, Popotillo Pajon Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Moist
Androstephium coeruleum Blue Funnel-lily, Prairie Lily, Funnel-flower, Fragrant Lily Perennial Herb
Anemone berlandieri Tenpetal Anemone, Tenpetal Thimbleweed, Windflower, Southern Anemone, Granny's Nightcap Perennial Herb Part-shade
Bouteloua curtipendula Sideoats Grama, Banderilla, Banderita, Navajita Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Bouteloua dactyloides Buffalograss, Buffalo Grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Bouteloua gracilis Blue Grama Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Callirhoe involucrata Winecup, Purple Poppy Mallow Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Camassia scilloides Atlantic Camas, Wild Hyacinth Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Dry
Castilleja purpurea Prairie Paintbrush, Downy Indian Paintbrush, Purple Paintbrush, Lemon Paintbrush, Purple Painted Cup Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Centaurea americana American Basket-flower, American Star-thistle, Basket-flower, Star Thistle, Shaving Brush, Basket Flower Annual Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Chamaecrista fasciculata Partridge Pea, Sleepingplant, Sensitive Plant Annual Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Chasmanthium latifolium Inland Sea Oats, Indian Wood Oats, Wild Oats, River Oats, Flathead Oats, Upland Oats, Upland Sea Oats Perennial Grass/Grass-like Shade, Part-shade Moist
Chloris cucullata Hooded Windmill Grass, Hooded Windmillgrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Moist
Cirsium texanum Texas Thistle Biennial Herb Sun Dry
Clematis pitcheri Purple Leatherflower, Purple Clematis, Leatherflower, Bluebill, Bellflower Clematis, Pitcher's Clematis Perennial Vine Sun, Part-shade Moist
Corydalis curvisiliqua Curvepod, Curvepod Fumewort, Golden Smoke, Scrambled Eggs Annual Herb Part-shade Dry
Croton monanthogynus Prairie Tea, One-seed Croton, Doveweed, Dove Weed, Prairie Goatweed Annual Herb Sun Moist, Dry
Desmanthus illinoensis Illinois Bundleflower, Bundleflower, Prairie Bundle Flower, Prickleweed, Illinois Desmanthus, Prairie Mimosa Perennial Shrub Sun Moist
Dichondra carolinensis Carolina Ponyfoot, Ponyfoot Perennial Herb
Echinacea purpurea Eastern Purple Coneflower, Purple Coneflower Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Elymus canadensis Canada Wild Rye, Canadian Wildrye, Prairie Wildrye, Nodding Wildrye Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Moist
Elymus virginicus Virginia Wild Rye, Virginia Wildrye Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Moist
Eriochloa sericea Texas Cupgrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Eryngium leavenworthii Leavenworth's Eryngo, Eryngo, False Purple Thistle Annual Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist
Eryngium yuccifolium Rattlesnake Master, Button Eryngo, Button Snakeroot, Beargrass, Bear's Grass Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Gaillardia pulchella Indian Blanket, Firewheel, Girasol Rojo Annual Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Hedeoma drummondii Drummond's False Pennyroyal, Limoncillo, Mock Pennyroyal Annual Herb Part-shade Dry
Helianthus annuus Common Sunflower Annual Herb Sun Dry
Helianthus maximiliani Maximilian Sunflower, Max Sunflower Perennial Herb Sun Moist, Dry
Heterotheca canescens Gray Golden-aster, Hoary False Goldenaster Annual, Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Ipomopsis rubra Standing Cypress, Texas Plume, Red Texas Star, Red Gilia Biennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Lupinus texensis Texas Bluebonnet, Bluebonnet, Texas Lupine, Buffalo Clover, Wolf Flower Annual Herb Sun Dry
Mimosa strigillosa Powderpuff, Sunshine Mimosa, Sensitive Plant Perennial Shrub Moist, Dry
Monarda citriodora Lemon Beebalm, Purple Horsemint, Lemon Mint, Plains Horsemint, Lemon Horsemint, Horsemint, Purple Lemon Mint Annual Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Monarda punctata Spotted Beebalm, Spotted Horsemint, Horsemint Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Nassella leucotricha Texas Wintergrass, Texas Speargrass, Wintergrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Nemastylis geminiflora Prairie Celestials, Celestials, Prairie Pleatleaf Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Oenothera speciosa Pink Evening Primrose, Showy Evening Primrose, Mexican Evening Primrose, Showy Primrose, Pink Ladies, Buttercups, Pink Buttercups Perennial Herb Sun Moist, Dry
Pediomelum cuspidatum Indian-turnip, Largebract Indian Breadroot, Tall Scurfy Pea, Tall-bread Scurf-pea Perennial Herb
Pediomelum hypogaeum Subterranean Indian Breadroot , Edible Scurf-pea, Prairie-potato, Pomme Blanche Perennial Herb
Poa arachnifera Texas Bluegrass, Texas Blue Grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Moist
Polytaenia texana Texas Prairie Parsley, Texas-parsley Biennial Herb Sun Dry
Ratibida columnifera Mexican Hat, Red-spike Mexican Hat, Upright Prairie Coneflower, Prairie Coneflower, Long-headed Coneflower, Thimbleflower Perennial Herb Sun Moist, Dry
Rudbeckia hirta Black-eyed Susan, Common Black-eyed Susan, Brown-eyed Susan, Blackeyed Susan Annual Herb Sun Moist, Dry
Salvia engelmannii Engelmann's Sage, Engelmann's Salvia Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Salvia farinacea Mealy Blue Sage, Mealy Sage, Mealycup Sage Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Schizachyrium scoparium Little Bluestem, Popotillo Azul Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Dry
Senna lindheimeriana Lindheimer's Senna, Velvet Leaf Senna, Velvetleaf Senna, Velvet-leaf Wild Sensitive-plant, Puppy-dog Ears Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Dry
Silphium albiflorum White Rosinweed, White-flowered Rosinweed, Compass Plant Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Silphium radula Roughstem Rosinweed Perennial Herb Sun
Solanum elaeagnifolium Silverleaf Nightshade, Silver-leaf Nightshade, White Horse Nettle, Trompillo, Tomato Weed Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Sorghastrum nutans Indiangrass, Yellow Indiangrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Tetragonotheca texana Squarebud Daisy, Nerve-ray, Square-bud Daisy Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Tradescantia occidentalis Prairie Spiderwort, Western Spiderwort, Spiderwort Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Tridens flavus Purpletop Tridens, Redtop Tridens, Tall Redtop Tridens, Purpletop, Redtop, Tall Redtop Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Dry
Vicia ludoviciana Deer Pea Vetch, Louisiana Vetch Annual Herb
Viguiera dentata Plateau Goldeneye, Sunflower Goldeneye, Toothleaf Goldeneye, Chimalacate Perennial Herb Part-shade Dry