Plant List


Below is a list of the plants currently growing in my garden.

Scientific Name Common Name Origin
Agave bracteosa Squid Agave
Agave neomexicana Mescal TX Native
Ageratina havanense  Fragrant Mist Flower TX Native
Aloysia gratissima Beebrush TX Native
Amorpha fruticosa False Indigo TX Native
Amphiachyris dracunculoides Prairie Broomweed TX Native
Andropogon gerardii Big Bluestem TX Native
Andropogon glomeratus  Bushy Bluestem TX Native
Anisacanthus quadrifidus v. Wrightii Flame Acanthus TX Native
Aquilegia canadensis  Eastern Red Columbine TX Native
Aquilegia hinckleyana Yellow Columbine TX Native
Aristolochia fimbriata  Pipevine groundcover
Aristolochia tomentosa  Woolly Pipevine TX Native
Asclepias curassavica Mexican Milkweed 
Asclepias oenotheroides Side cluster milkweed TX Native
Asclepias tuberosa Butterfly Weed TX Native
Asclepias viridis Green Milkweed TX Native
Lindera benzoin Spicebush TX Native
Berlandiera lyrata  Chocolate Daisy TX Native
Bouteloua curtipendula Sideoats Grama TX Native
Bulbocodium consp Narcissus 'Golden Bells"
Caesalpinia gilliesii  Mexican Bird of Paradise
Calliandra eriophylla  Pink Fairyduster
Callicarpa americana American Beautyberry TX Native
Callirhoe involucrata  Winecup, Purple Poppy Mallow TX Native
Calylophus berlandieri  Texas Primrose TX Native
Capsicum annuum Chile Pequin TX Native
Capsicum annuum var. Glabriusculum Texas Bird Pepper TX Native
Carex cherokeensis Cherokee Sedge TX Native
Centaurea americana  American basket-flower TX Native
Ceratostigma plumbaginoides Leadwort Plumbago
Cercis canadensis  Eastern redbud TX Native
Chilopsis linearis 'Burgundy' Desert Willow TX Native
Chromolaena odorata  Tall Boneset TX Native
Clematis integrifolia  Solitary Clematis
Conoclinium coelestinum Blue Mistflower TX Native
Cooperia drummondii  Rain Lily TX Native
Cooperia pedunculata Rain Lily TX Native
Coreopsis lanceolata Lance-leafed Coreopsis TX Native
Crocus Sativus Safron Crocus
Dalea greggii  Gregg dalea TX Native
Datura wrightii Angel's Trumpet TX Native
Delphinium carolinianum  Prairie Larkspur TX Native
Dianella tasmanica  Variegated Flax Lily
Dyschoriste linearis Snake herb TX Native
Echinacea angustifolia Black Sampson or Narrow Leaf Coneflower TX Native
Echinacea sanguinea Purple Coneflower TX Native
Engelmannia peristenia  Engelmann's daisy, cutleaf daisy TX Native
Equisetum hyemale Horsetail Reed TX Native
Eryngium leavenworthii  Eryngo TX Native
Eryngium yuccifolium Rattlesnake Master TX Native
Eucomis comosa 'Sparkling Burgundy' Pineapple Lily
Eupatorium greggii, Conoclinium greggii  Gregg's Mistflower TX Native
Euphorbia bicolor  Snow on the prairie TX Native
Foeniculum vulgar Bronze Fennel
Forestiera pubescens Elbow Bush TX Native
Gaillardia pulchella  Indian Blanket TX Native
Geum canadense   White Avens
Glandularia bipinnatifida  Prairie Verbena  TX Native
Hesperaloe funifera  Giant Hesperaloe
Hesperaloe parviflora Red Yucca TX Native
Hibiscus laevis Military hibiscus, Halberdleaf hibiscus TX Native
Hippeastrum x johnsonii Hardy Amaryllis
Hymenocallis liriosme  Spider Lily TX Native
Ilex decidua 'Warren Red' Possumhaw Holly TX Native
Ilex vomitoria 'Pendula' Weeping Yaupon Holly TX Native variation
Lantana horrida Texas Lantana TX Native
Liatris mucronata or Liatris punctata  Gayfeather TX Native
Liatris spicata Gayfeather
Lupinus texensis Texas Bluebonnet TX Native
Malvaviscus arboreus var. Drummondii Turk's Cap TX Native
Malvaviscus arboreus var. Drummondii Turk's Cap (white) TX Native
Manfreda maculosa Manfreda TX Native
Melampodium leucanthum Blackfoot Daisy TX Native
Monarda citriodora Lemon Mint, Horsemint TX Native
Muhlenbergia dubia Pine Muhly TX Native
Muhlenbergia lindheimeri Lindheimer Muhly TX Native
Muhlenbergia reverchonii Seep Muhly TX Native
Narcissus Tete-a-Tete
Nicotiana sylvestris Flowering tobacco
Nolina microcarpa or Nolina erumpens  Bear Grass TX Native
Oenothera macrocarpa Missouri Evening Primrose TX Native
Oenothera triloba Stemless Evening Primrose TX Native
Opuntia basilaris hyb. 'Baby Rita" Baby Rita Prickly Pear
Opuntia ellisiana 'Griffiths' or Opuntia ficus-indica, Opuntia cacanapa 'Ellisiana'  Spineless prickly pear
Packera obovata (Senecio obovata) Golden Groundsel TX Native
Panicum virgatum 'Dallas Blues'  Switch Grass TX Native
Pavonia lasiopetala Rock Rose TX Native
Penstemon baccharifolius Rock Penstemon TX Native
Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red' Husker Red Penstemon TX Native variation
Penstemon tenuis Gulf Coast Penstemon TX Native
Phlox paniculata  Garden Phlox
Phyla nodiflora Frogfruit TX Native
Polanisia dodecandra Clammyweed TX Native
Quercus Red Oak TX Native
Ratibida columnaris Mexican Hat TX Native
Rhodophiala bifida Oxblood lily
Rhus lanceolata  Prairie Flameleaf Sumac TX Native
Ribes aureum  Buffalo Currant TX Native
Rosmarinus officinalis Hardy Rosemary
Rudbeckia fulgida Black-Eyed Susan TX Native
Rudbeckia maxima Giant Coneflower TX Native
Rudbeckia nitida 'Herbstonne' ('Autumn Sun') Rudbeckia nitida 'Herbstonne'
Rudbeckia triloba Brown-eyed Susan TX Native
Salvia azurea 'grandiflora' Pitcher Sage TX Native
Salvia coccinea 'Lady in Red' Scarlet Sage TX Native
Salvia darcyi 'Pscarl' Mexican Sage Vermillion Bluffs 
Salvia farinacea 'Henry Duelberg' Henry Duelberg Mealycup Sage TX Native
Salvia greggii Autumn Sage
'Wild Grape'
TX Native
Salvia leucantha 'Santa Barbara'  Mexican Bush Sage
Salvia pentstemonoides Big Red Sage TX Native
Salvia regla 'Mt. Emory' Mountain Sage TX Native
Salvia roemeriana Cedar Sage TX Native
Sambucus nigra ssp. Canadensis Common Elderberry TX Native
Schizachyrium scoparium Little Bluestem TX Native
Scutellaria ovata  Heartleaf Skullcap TX Native
Scutellaria suffrutescens Pink Skullcap
Scutellaria wrightii  Shrubby Purple Skullcap TX Native
Simsia calva Bush (Brush) Sunflower TX Native
Sisyrinchium augustifolium 'Lucerne' Blue eyed grass TX Native
Sophora affinis  Eve’s necklace TX Native
Stachys coccinea 'Coral Pink' Texas Betony TX Native
Stipa tenuissima (Nassella) 'Ponytails' Mexican Feather Grass TX Native
Symphoricarpos orbiculatus Coralberry TX Native
Symphyotrichum oblongifolium  Aromatic Aster TX Native
Symphyotrichum praealtum  Willowleaf Aster TX Native
Tetraneuris scaposa Four-Nerve Daisy
TX Native
Verbesina encelioides Cowpen Daisy, Golden Crownbeard TX Native
Verbesina virginica Frostweed TX Native
Viguiera stenoloba  Skeleton-leaf Goldeneye TX Native
Wedelia texana Zexmenia TX Native
Yucca arkansana  Arkansas Yucca TX Native
Yucca filamentosa 'Hairy' Adam's Needle 
Yucca glauca Soapweed Yucca TX Native
Yucca gloriosa 'Variegata' Variegated Spanish Dagger
Yucca pallida Pale-Leaf Yucca TX Native
Zanthoxylum clava-herculis Hercules' Club TX Native
Zanthoxylum hirsutum Toothache Tree TX Native
Zephyranthes 'Prairie Sunset' Rain Lily
Zinnia grandiflora Yellow zinnia TX Native


  1. Wow! What a great resource. I have done something similar with parts of my yard. After looking at your photos I am ready to dig up the rest of my grass! Thanks for all the details you have provided.

  2. How big is your ribes aureum? I have read 3-6'. That is a huge difference! Thank you, Lauren

    1. Lauren, mine is about 4 feet tall. It does send up suckers from the roots so it can get much wider. The suckers are easy to cut off if you get them early.

  3. so in this list are they the 'winners'? I am a Landscaper in Parker (basically your neighbor lol) I love your garden! I would love to come by and see it and ask some questions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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