Wildflower Center Seedbank

Wildflower Center Seedbank

The Wildflower Center collects and stores seed from keystone species in the plant communities of Texas. These seeds are used by research scientists in propagation studies, reintroduction and environmental restoration efforts and safeguarded as a hedge against possible...
Blanco River Restoration

Blanco River Restoration

Following the Memorial Day and Halloween floods of 2015, Center restoration ecologists provided landscape guidance to Hays County residents whose properties were flooded along the Blanco River. Guidance took the form of an instructional workshop and a reference...
Prescribed Fire Research

Prescribed Fire Research

Wildflower Center land managers and researchers have been lighting landscapes on fire since 2001. Why? Center Environmental Designer Matt O’Toole, who usually serves as burn boss, admits it might sound “counter-intuitive,” but “one of the best tools for preventing...
Taste of Place

Taste of Place

The Taste of Place project began as a collaboration between the Wildflower Center and UT Green Corps (Division of Housing and Food Service at The University of Texas at Austin) to explore edible plants native to Central Texas — the “ultra-local” food. Together, we...
SkySystem™

SkySystem™

Green roofs in hot climates got off to slow start. They were up against a lot: extreme temperatures, intense rainfall events and long periods of drought. Plant roots — and the matter they live in — have to remain cool enough to survive and be able to retain moisture....