Central Texas Riparian Restoration Species

Species native to Central Texas that are particularly well-suited for riparian area restoration projects.


Scientific Name Common Name Duration Habit Sun Water
Acer negundo Box Elder, Box Elder Maple, Ash-leaved Maple, Ashleaf Maple, Red River Maple, Fresno De Guajuco Perennial Tree Sun Moist
Aesculus pavia Scarlet Buckeye , Red Buckeye, Firecracker Plant Perennial Shrub, Tree Part-shade Moist
Amblyolepis setigera Huisache Daisy, Butterfly Daisy, Honey Daisy Annual Herb Part-shade Dry
Andropogon glomeratus Bushy Bluestem, Brushy Bluestem Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Wet, Moist
Bothriochloa laguroides Silver Bluestem, Silver Beardgrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like
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 hirsuta Hairy Grama Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Dry
Bouteloua rigidiseta Texas Grama Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Carya illinoinensis Pecan Perennial Tree Sun Moist
Celtis ehrenbergiana Desert Hackberry, Spiny Hackberry, Shiny Hackberry, Granjeno, Huasteco Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Dry
Cephalanthus occidentalis Common Buttonbush, Buttonbush, Button Willow, Honey Bells, Honeybells, Honey Balls, Honeyballs Perennial Shrub Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
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
Condalia hookeri Bluewood Condalia, Brasil, Brasilwood, Bluewood, Logwood, Purple Haw, Capul Negro Perennial Shrub, Tree Part-shade Dry
Cooperia drummondii Evening Rain Lily, Evening Star Rain Lily Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Desmanthus virgatus Prostrate Bundleflower, Wild Tantan, Slender Mimosa Perennial Herb, Subshrub
Diospyros texana Texas Persimmon, Mexican Persimmon, Black Persimmon, Chapote, Chapote Prieto Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Dry
Elymus canadensis Canada Wild Rye, Canadian Wildrye, Prairie Wildrye, Nodding Wildrye Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Moist
Gaillardia pulchella Indian Blanket, Firewheel, Girasol Rojo Annual Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Helianthus maximiliani Maximilian Sunflower, Max Sunflower Perennial Herb Sun Moist, Dry
Hilaria belangeri var. belangeri Curly-mesquite Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Juglans nigra Black Walnut, Eastern Black Walnut, American Black Walnut Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist
Leptochloa dubia Green Sprangletop Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Dry
Maclura pomifera Osage Orange, Bois d' Arc, Bodark, Horse Apple, Hedge Apple, Bowwood, Yellowwood, Naranjo Chino Perennial Tree Sun Dry
Morus rubra Red Mulberry, Moral Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Panicum obtusum Vine Mesquite Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade
Panicum virgatum Switchgrass, Wand Panic Grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Phyla nodiflora Texas Frogfruit, Turkey Tangle Fogfruit, Frogfruit Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Platanus occidentalis American Sycamore, Eastern Sycamore, American Plane Tree, Plane Tree, Buttonwood, Buttonball Tree Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Populus deltoides Eastern Cottonwood, Carolina Poplar, Necklace Poplar, Alamo Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist, Dry
Prosopis glandulosa Honey Mesquite, Glandular Mesquite, Algarroba Perennial Tree Sun Dry
Quercus fusiformis Escarpment Live Oak, Plateau Live Oak, Hill Country Live Oak, Texas Live Oak, Scrub Live Oak, Plateau Oak, Encino Molino, Tesmoli Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Dry
Quercus macrocarpa Bur Oak, Burr Oak, Savanna Oak, Overcup Oak, Prairie Oak, Mossy-cup Oak, Mossy-overcup Oak, Blue Oak Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist, Dry
Salix nigra Black Willow, Gulf Black Willow, Swamp Willow, Sauz Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Salvia coccinea Scarlet Sage, Tropical Sage, Blood Sage, Red Sage, Indian Fire Annual, Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Schizachyrium scoparium Little Bluestem, Popotillo Azul Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Dry
Solidago altissima Tall Goldenrod, Late Goldenrod, Canadian Goldenrod, Canada Goldenrod Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist
Sorghastrum nutans Indiangrass, Yellow Indiangrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Taxodium distichum Bald 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 Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist
Trichloris pluriflora Multi-flowered False-rhodesgrass, Multiflower False Rhodes Grass, Showy Chloris Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Moist
Tripsacum dactyloides Eastern Gamagrass, Fakahatchee Grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Moist
Ulmus americana American Elm, White Elm, Soft Elm, Water Elm, Common Elm Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist
Ulmus crassifolia Cedar Elm, Fall Elm, Basket Elm, Scrub Elm, Lime Elm, Texas Elm, Southern Rock Elm, Olmo Perennial Tree Part-shade Moist
Vachellia farnesiana Huisache, Texas Huisache, Sweet Acacia, Perfume Acacia, Mealy Acacia, Mealy Wattle, Cassie Perennial Tree Sun Dry
Viguiera dentata Plateau Goldeneye, Sunflower Goldeneye, Toothleaf Goldeneye, Chimalacate Perennial Herb Part-shade Dry
Wedelia acapulcensis var. hispida Zexmenia, Orange Zexmenia, Hairy Wedelia, Wedelia, Texas Creeping-oxeye Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry