Wildflower Center Seed Bank

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

endangered plants 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...
Blanco River Restoration

Blanco River Restoration

Ecological Research & Design 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...
Prescribed Fire Research

Prescribed Fire Research

Prescribed Fire Research Wildflower Center land managers and researchers have been lighting landscapes on fire since 2001. Why? Center Director of Land Resources Matt O’Toole, who usually serves as burn boss, admits it might sound “counter-intuitive,” but “one of the...
Taste of Place

Taste of Place

sense 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....
Hall of Texas Heroes

Hall of Texas Heroes

Hall of Texas Heroes History comes alive in the Hall of Texas Heroes, where descendants of some of the state’s most famous oak trees grow. Many trees — and oaks in particular — can live hundreds of years, so the dramas of human life tend to unfold beneath their...