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Plant Database

Thumbnail BOTANICAL NAME COMMON NAME EXPOSURE COMMENTS
  Abelia x grandiflora Glossy Abelia Full Sun to Part Shade Cascading branches give this shrub a soft and graceful appearance. Flowering occurs on new growth so pruning can be done at anytime. Fairly drought tolerant once it is established.removed 2013.
  Abutilon palmeri Palmer Abutilon Full Sun Large velvety leaves with striking apricot colored flowers.
Guajillo Acacia berlandieri Guajillo Full Sun to Part Shade Native to the Chihuahuan desert Guajillo's light green fern-like foliage and fragant cream-colored puffball blooms makes this a wonderful addition to a desert garden. Cold hardy to around 15 degrees. Needs soils that drain well. Bed removed 2012.
Huisache Acacia farnesiana Huisache Full Sun Fragrant golden yellow blooms appear before leaves in early spring. Late freezes will often nip flower production in its northern limits. removed for construction 2012.
  Acca sellowiana Pineapple Guava Full Sun to Part Shade Naturally a multi-stemmed shrub with gray-green leaves that are silvery-white on the underside. the blooms are pinkish white petals with red stamens topped by yellow pollen given them a exotic look. removed 2012.
Bigtooth Maple Acer grandidentatum Bigtooth Maple Full Sun to Part Shade One of the best Maples for alkaline soil. Can withstand periods of hot/ dry conditions. A great tree for fall color in central Texas. Color can range from gold to crimson.
Boxelder Acer negundo Boxelder Full Sun to Shade A fast growing pioneer species of tree.
Japanese Maple Acer palmatum"Bloodgood" Japanese Maple "Bloodgood" Dappled Shade to Part Sun Red foliage in spring turns green in the heat of summer and then to a brilliant maroon color in the fall. Died from lack of water in summer 2011.
Red Maple Acer rubrum Red Maple Full Sun to Part Shade An east Texas Maple with red flowers and fruits in very early spring. The green leaves turn red in the fall. Remover 2012.
Shantung Maple Acer truncatum Shantung Maple Full Sun A fast growing maple from China. This maple is suitable for alkaline soils.
Texas Buckeye Aesculus arguta Texas Buckeye Part Shade to Sun One of the first trees to bloom in the spring. Palmately compound leaves (7 to 9 leaflets) quickly follow the flowers. In the hard limestone soil of the central Edwards' Plateau this tree may get 40 feet tall and 35 feet wide. Removed by construction 2011.
Scarlet Buckeye Aesculus pavia var. pavia Scarlet Buckeye Sun to Dappled Shade Early spring blooming small tree or large shrub. Palmately compound leaves with 5 leaflets separate A. pavia and A. pavia var. flavescens from A. arguta.
  Agapanthus africanus Lily of the Nile Full Sun or Part Shade Large umbels of lily-like blue blooms are lifted above the evergreen foliage in summer. Native of South Africa.
Century Plant Agave americana Century Plant Full Sun A large Agave with numerous offsets (pups). Blooming once after ten or more years growth. After flowering the main plant dies.
Havard Agave Agave havardiana Havard Agave Full Sun to Part Shade A medium sized Agave.
Parry's Agave Agave parryi Parry's Agave Full Sun One of the smaller Agaves. Leaves form a basal rosette. Among the most cold hardy of the Agaves. Easily propagated by offsets or by seed. Bed removed 2012.
  Agave weberi Weber Agave Full Sun or Part Shade A medium to large size Agave. A bold specimen plant. Leaves appear to be toothless, but have fine teeth on the lower half of the margins. Bed removed 2012.
White Mistflower Ageratina havanense White Mistflower Full Sun to Part Shade Fragrant white flowers are sometimes seen in the spring in this typically fall blooming plant. The flowers are very attractive to many species of butterflies.
  Ajuga reptans Ajuga Part Shade to Shade Shade loving groundcover that has blue/violet bloom stalks. Removed by construction 2010.
Wild Garlic Allium drummondii Wild Garlic Full Sun to Part Shade A wild "onion" that is considered edible and good tasting. Caution should always be used when eating any wild plant; be sure of plant's identity. Bed removed 2012.
  Allium tuberosum Garlic Chives   Can be used as a culinary herb. Entire plant has pungent odor. Tends to become invasive. bed removed 2012.
  Aloysia gratissima Whitebrush Full Sun to Part Shade White flowers with a strong scent of vanilla. Bee keepers like this plant because it attracts the bees which produce an excellent honey from the nectar. removed by construction of building addition 2010.
  Aloysia macrostachya Woolly Bee-brush Full Sun or Part Shade Woolly soft green foliage with spikes of small purple flowers.
  Alstroemeria (pulchella?) Peruvian Lily AM Sun, PM Shade Commercially grown for cut flowers. Leaves are resupinate (curved under).
  Amorpha fruticosa False Indigo Full Sun to Part Shade Much branched shrub with dark green pinnately compound leaves. Found in limestone soil. Reported to be poisonous to livestock.
Texas Blue Star Amsonia ciliata var. texana Texas Blue Star Full Sun to Part Shade A clump forming perennial with star-shaped pale blue flowers with a white eye. Bed rebuilt 2012 plants buried (removed).
  Andropogon gerardii Big Bluestem Full Sun to Part Shade One of the "big Four" grasses of the Texas native tall grass prairies. Plants from Coryell Co.
Wind- flower Anemone berlandieri Wind- flower Full Sun to Part Shade One of the very first wildflowers to bloom in late winter or early spring.
Narrowleaf Desert Honeysuckle Anisacanthus linearis Narrowleaf Desert Honeysuckle Full Sun to Part Shade Anisacanthus species are all excellent plants for hummingbirds.
  Anisacanthus puberulus Pink Hummingbird Bush Full Sun to Part Shade Hummingbirds feed on nectar.
Flame Acanthus Anisacanthus quadrifidus var.wrightii Flame Acanthus Full Sun or Part Shade This is one of the very best native plants for hummingbirds. A very drought tolerant plant from west Texas.
  Aquilegia canadensis Wild Red Columbine Part Shade Ruby-throat hummingbirds feed on nectar and may transfer pollen . plants removed 2012.
Texas Gold Columbine Aquilegia spp. Texas Gold Columbine Part Shade A Columbine from west Texas. Bed removed 2012.
  Artemisia ludoviciana White Sagebrush Full Sun Reproduces from seed and rhizomes often forming colonies. Bed cleared plants removed 2011.
  Artemisia X "Powis Castle" "Powis Castle" Artemesia Full Sun or Part Shade Believed to be a cross between A. arborescens and A. absinthium. Artemsia X "Powis Castle" rarely blooms but occasionally some do. plant removed 2012.
  Asclepias asperula Antelope-horns Full Sun to Part Shade All milkweeds are important food source for Monarch Butterfly larva.
Tropical Milkweed Asclepias curassavica Tropical Milkweed Full Sun to Part Shade Leaves are a food source for the Monarch Butterflies' larvae. The adults feed on the nectar.
  Asclepias oenotheroides Hierba de Zizotes Full Sun to Part Shade One of the more weedy-looking milkweeds. Has greenish-white flowers that are unique among the milkweeds. As with all milkweeds, a great butterfly plant.
Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa Butterfly Weed Full Sun or Part Shade Great for butterflies. Slow growth rate; can live for 20 years. Propagate from seeds.
  Asclepias tuberose Butterfly Weed    
Wavy Cloak Fern Astrolepis sinuata Wavy Cloak Fern Full Sun to Part Shade A fern from West Texas that grows in sun. Bed removed 2012.
  Atriplex canescens Fourwing Saltbush Full Sun to Part Shade An evergreen shrub with a four-winged seed. It is extremely drought tolerant. Fruit and foliage used by many types of wildlife. bed removed 2012.
Bamboo Bambusa multiplex "Alphonse Karr" Bamboo "Alphonse Karr" Full Sun to Part Shade A non-invasive clump- forming Bamboo with culms that are golden yellow with random green stripes.
  Bambusa multiplex "Golden Goddess" Bamboo "Golden Goddess" Full Sun to Part Shade A clump-forming Bamboo; a good screen plant.
Anacacho Orchid Tree Bauhinia lunarioides Anacacho Orchid Tree Full Sun to Part Shade Fragrant blooms heavy in spring; sparse there after. May bloom after summer and fall rains. Wonderful small ornamental tree.
Mexican Orchid Tree Bauhinia mexicana Mexican Orchid Tree Full Sun or Part Shade Blooms late spring to frost. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. Mowed down (removed) 2011.
  Berberis swaseyi Texas Barberry Full Sun to Part Shade Evergreen rare plant in the wild. Blue-green holly like foliage yellow mid-spring bloom, red summer fruit. bed rebuilt plant removed 2012.
Agarita Berberis trifoliata Agarita Full Sun to Part Shade Evergreen, early spring blooms that are yellow and fragrant. Good for wildlife.
Chocolate Daisy Berlandiera lyrata Chocolate Daisy Full Sun or Part Shade The flowers have a wonderful chocolate scent on warm days. Plants mulched over (removed) 2012.
  Betula nigra "Dura Heat" River Birch "Dura Heat" Full Sun A tree with beautiful exfoliating bark. Removed 2011.
Tangerine Beauty Crossvine Bignonia capreolata "Tangerine Beauty" Tangerine Beauty Crossvine Sun to Part Shade Evergreen vine with prolific blooms in spring (March-May). plants removed 2013.
  Bouteloua curtipendula Sideoats Grama Full Sun to Part Shade The state grass of Texas. A medium size grass. Seeds are good for birds.
Blue Grama Bouteloua gracilis Blue Grama Full Sun or Part Shade A clump forming bunch grass of the prairies. Dense roots are important for holding soil. Used as a lawn substitute alone or with buffalo grass. It is also used as an ornamental. Plant removed 2012.
  Buchloe dactyloides var. 609 Buffalo Grass “609” Full Sun An improved variety of native Buffalo grass, the only native grass used as turf. Removed 2012.
  Buddleia X weyeriana 'Honeycomb' Weyeriana Butterfly bush Full Sun or Part Shade A sterile hybrid. blooms are two-toned and open in stages giving a pom-pom appearance.
Woolly Butterfly Bush Buddleja marrubifolia Woolly Butterfly Bush Full Sun to Part Shade Marble-sized flower heads that are fragrant. Has silver- gray foliage. "Buddleia" is an incorrect spelling of the genus that is frequently found in nurseries. Bed rebuilt 2012 plant removed.
  Buxus Sempervirens English Boxwood Sun or Shade A evergreen shrub that is a standard in the landscape industry. easily shaped by pruning.
Bird of Paradise Caesalpinia gilliesii Bird of Paradise Full Sun Very showy yellow blooms with long red stamens, very exotic looking. Moderately drought tolerant. native to Argentina. bed removed 2012.
Mexican Bird of Paradise Caesalpinia mexicana Mexican Bird of Paradise Full Sun to Part Shade A caesalpinia native to the lower Rio Grande Valley.
Pride of Barbados Caesalpinia pulcherrima Pride of Barbados Full Sun Believed to be native of the West Indies. One of the most showy plants on Temple College campus.
Baja Fairy Duster Calliandra californica Baja Fairy Duster Full Sun to Part Shade Hummingbirds and butterflies are very fond of this plant. Removed by construction 2010.
  Calliandra eriophylla Fairy Duster Full Sun to Part Shade Dramatic explosion of pink to rosy pink stamens. small bipinnately compounded leaves may lead one to think this is a Acacia or Mimosa when not in bloom.
  Callicarpa acuminata Mexican Beautyberry Sun or Shade A black fruiting Beautyberry from Mexico collected by the late Lynn Lowery.
American Beautyberry Callicarpa americana American Beautyberry Sun or Shade An understory shrub with arching branches and purple berries in fall. Birds love the fruit of this plant and deer also love this plant.
White-berry American Beautyberry Callicarpa americana var. lactea White-berry American Beautyberry Sun or Shade Same as C. Americana only with white fruit
Purple Beautyberry Callicarpa dichotoma Purple Beautyberry Part Shade A smaller version of C. americana from China. berries held more upright rather them all the way around the stem. plant removed 2012.
  Callirhoe digitata Standing Winecup Full Sun to Part Shade Green winter rosette standing up in spring to 3’when blooming.
  Callirhoe involucrata Trailing Winecup Full Sun to Part Shade Evergreen ground cover blooming Feb. thru June or longer with water.
White Winecup Callirhoe involucrata var. lineariloba White Winecup Full Sun or Part Shade Unusual Winecup growing only in a few county's in central Texas. Colors can range from pure white to streaked reddish-purple down the center of the petals. Plants removed from bed 2012.
Square-bud Primrose Calylophus berlandieri ssp. pinifolius Square-bud Primrose Full Sun or Part Shade .Large yellow four-petaled flowers that open at mid-day and close the next afternoon. superficially resembling members of the Oenothera group. bed rebuilt 2012 plant removed
Wild Hyacinth Camassia scilloides Wild Hyacinth Full Sun or Part Shade A bulb of the open woods and prairies. once a important food source for Native Americans. The flowers are sweet- scented. Bed removed 2012.
  Canna spp. Canna Sun A lush tropical looking plant with many varieties in both bloom color and foliage.
Chile Pequin Capsicum annuum Chile Pequin Full Sun to Part Shade Native perennial pepper. Fruit is very hot and is loved by birds and people.
Pecan Carya illinoinensis Pecan Full Sun or Part Shade The state tree of Texas valued for both wood and nut crop. important food source for both wildlife as well as humans
  Caryopteris X clandonensis Blue mist Shrub Full Sun or Part Shade Clusters of delicate blue flowers rich in nectar that attract bees and butterflies. the foliage is gray-green and aromatic. removed 2013.
Catalpa Catalpa bignoniodes Catalpa Full Sun to Part Shade A large tree with brittle wood. white blooms with orange spots and purple stripes. large heart shaped leaves. tree removed 2013.
  Celtis laevigata Hackberry Full Sun to Part Shade There are three varieties of this tree that are found in Texas. The flowers/fruit are an excellent food source for wildlife. The wood is brittle so these trees are not desirable near a house or other structure.
Buttonbush Cephalanthus occidentalis Buttonbush Full Sun to Part Shade A woody shrub or small tree growing near or in water. white flowers are borne in round clusters and are fragrent. Removed by construction 2011.
  Cercidium floridum (?) (Blue) Palo Verde Full Sun A small deciduous tree of the desert Southwest. Green bark and small yellow blooms. a chance seedling. Plant removed 2012.
  Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' Forest Pansy Redbud Full Sun to Part Shade A cultivar of the native eastern Redbud Forest Pansey grows best in a part shade as it tends to get leaf scorch in full sun. heart shaped leaves emerge in spring reddish purple changing to green in summer. removed 2012.
Mexican Redbud Cercis canadensis var. mexicana Mexican Redbud Full Sun to Part Shade A smaller more drought tolerant Redbud from west TX. Pubescent leaves with wavy leaf margins. removed 2011.
Texas Redbud Cercis canadensis var. texensis Texas Redbud Full Sun to Part Shade Early spring pink blooms Mar. to Apr. glossy green leaves
  Cercocarpus montanus var. argenteus Silverleaf Mountain Mahogany Full Sun to Part Shade Deer love this plant. Larval plant of the Mountain Mahogany Hairstreak. plant removed 2012.
Inland Seaoats Chasmanthium latifolium Inland Seaoats Part Shade to Shade A clumping grass that likes shade. Plants removed 2012.
Desert Willow Chilopsis linearis Desert Willow Full Sun Multi-trunked, long blooming ornamental tree. Trumpet shaped blooms resemble orchids.
Desert Willow 'Regal' Chilopsis linearis 'Regal' Desert Willow 'Regal' Full Sun Same as regular C. linearis but deeper burgundy color.
Chitalpa 'Pink Dawn' Chitalpa tashkentensis 'Pink Dawn' Chitalpa 'Pink Dawn' Full Sun A cross between Chilopsis linearis (Desert Willow) and Catalpa.
Damianita Chrysactinia mexicana Damianita Full Sun Deep green foliage that is aromatic. Vivid golden yellow blooms spring through summer. a evergreen the deer do not like. removed by construction of new building 2011.
Scarlet Clematis Clematis texensis Scarlet Clematis Roots in the shade, leaves in sun. Endemic to central Texas only this vine likes it's feet in the shade and it's head in the sun. urn-shaped red flowers bloom on new growth. ornamental seed heads.
Giant Rain-lily Cooperia pedunculata Giant Rain-lily Full sun to part shade Blue-green grass like leaves and fragrant white flowers that only last two to three days from a golf ball size bulbs. removed by construction 2011.
Wild- Olive Cordia boissieri Wild- Olive Full Sun to Part Shade A tree of south TX. That needs protection (micro- climate) from the north and east in central Texas. removed reason unknown 2012.
Roughleaf Dogwood Cornus drummondii Roughleaf Dogwood Full Sun to Shade One of the best small trees for central TX. Spring flowers, fall color and white berries in summer that over 40 bird species eat. cut down (removed) 2012.
  Cornus florida Flowering Dogwood Part Shade A favorite landscape tree within it's range. clusters of showy white flowers before the leaves unfold fallowed by red fruits. good fall color. cut down (removed) 2012.
  Cortaderia selloana Pampas Grass Full Sun A large perennial grass native to the Pampas of South America. A grass that people love or hate. leaves of Pampas grass are quite sharp and will cut like razor blades. when in bloom and healthy this grass look beautiful. a over used ornamental grass.
  Corydalis curvisiliqua Scrambled Eggs Full Sun or Part Shade A common but rarely abundant spring annual. one of the first flowers to bloom in spring. removed by construction 2010.
Smoke Tree Cotinus obovatus Smoke Tree Full Sun to Part Shade Outstanding ornamental tree. Blooms look like puffs of smoke. Great colors in fall.
Parsley Hawthorn Crataegus marshallii Parsley Hawthorn Full Sun to Part Shade Native to East TX. a small deciduous tree with leaves that resemble parsley. covering with rose-like white blooms that turn into oblong bright red berries in fall. also has good fall color. Tree removed 2013.
Crinum Lily Crinum spp. Crinum Lily Full Sun to Part Shade A very old fashion pass along plant. very large bulbs with long strap shaped-like leaves. fragrant blooms on tall stalks that can range from pure white to almost red. a extremely tough plant.
  Croton alabamensis var. texensis Alabama Croton Shade to Sun A rare plant in Texas. Leaves silvery on underside Pumpkin orange color in fall.
Italian Cypress Cupressus sempervirens Italian Cypress Sun A evergreen conifer Italian Cypress is a very tall and vertical tree with a columnar form. plants removed 2012.
  Cycas revoluta Sago Palm Full Sun or Part Shade These "living fossils" date back to the Mesozoic Era. plants died from no water.
Walking-Stick Cholla Cylindropuntia imbricata Walking-Stick Cholla Full Sun The term Cholla is applied to many cacti in the Opuntia genus with cylindrical stems as opposed to pads. often called Tree Cholla which implies that it can reach significant size with age. Plant removed 2012.
  Cyrtomium falcatum Holly Fern Part Shade to Shade A fern native to Asia but very well adaptable to Texas. a evergreen fern for shady or part shade locations. coarse textured dark green shiny fronds.
  Dalea capitata “Sierra Gold” Dalea Full Sun Durable, semi-deciduous groundcover.
  Dalea frutescens Black Dalea Full Sun Soft feather foliage with purple blooms. removed by construction 2011.
  Dalea greggii Gregg’s Delea Full Sun A silver leafed ground cover for hot dry places, Small purple flowers May thru frost. removed for construction of new building 2011.
  Dalea lutea Yellow Dalea Full Sun A mounding shrub that can reach 6' x 6' in warmer regions where it is evergreen. blooming in fall with yellow flowers. cut back in half in late winter to encourage a fuller plant with more blooms. removed by construction of new building 2011.
Mexican Grass Tree Dasylirion quadrangulatum Mexican Grass Tree Full Sun to Part Shade The unarmed grass like leaves radiate outward symmetrically making this plant a great focal point or container plant.
Texas Sotol Dasylirion texanum Texas Sotol Full Sun to Part Shade Bright green spiny leaves most often used as a rounded evergreen specimen. removed 2012.
Wheeler Sotol Dasylirion wheeleri Wheeler Sotol Full Sun Outstanding blue-gray spiny foliage.
  Datura wrightii Sacred Datura Full Sun to Part Shade A large herbaceous perennial with gray-green leaves and beautiful fragrant trumpet like blooms that are six inches long and open in late afternoon and stay open all night. all parts of this plant are toxic.
  Delphinium carolinianum Prairie Larkspur Full Sun to Part Shade A native perennial Delphinium. Bed rebuilt 2012 plants buried (removed).
  Denmoza rhodacantha None Full Sun A cactus with no common name. the scientific name rhodacantha is from the old Greek for Red Spines. Bed removed 2012.
Silver Ponyfoot Dichondra Dichondra argentea Silver Ponyfoot Dichondra Full Sun to Part Shade A creeping ground cover with silver-gray leaves. Bed rebuilt 2012 plant removed.
Texas Persimmon Diospyros texana Texas Persimmon Full Sun to Part Shade Usually a small multi-truncked tree Texas Persimmon is a dioecious plant meaning the male and female flowers are on different plants. beautiful peeling bark on mature trees.
  Diospyros virginiana Common Persimmon Full Sun to Part Shade Fragrant spring blooms, fall color and edible fruit. Good for wildlife. Male and female separate trees. removed by construction of building 2011.
Japanese Persimmon    ''Eureka' Diospyrus kaki Japanese Persimmon ''Eureka' Full Sun A small but vigorous tree. grown for it's sweet and juicy fruits this is a self-pollinating and seedless variety of Persimmon.
  Dyschoriste linearis Snake Herb Full Sun or Part Shade A attractive ground cover with erect, upright stems. the two-lipped flowers range in color from lavender to purple and are held in the leaf axils.
  Echinacea angustifolia Blacksampson Full Sun to Part Shade The native Echinacea to central TX. Echinacea from the Greek word "Echinos" meaning Hedgehog in reference to the spiny center cone. Bed rebuilt 2012 plants buried (removed).
Purple Prairie Coneflower Echinacea purpurea Purple Prairie Coneflower Full Sun to Part Shade A showy easy to grow perennial. good for butterflies and the dried seed are used by some birds in fall and winter for food.
  Echinocactus texensis Horse Crippler Cactus Full Sun to Part Shade A low growing round shaped cactus that grows hidden in the grass. unusually a single plant up to 12 inches in diameter and from 2 to 8 inches in height. Bed removed 2012.
  Echinocereus pectinatus var. rigidissimus Arizona Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus Full Sun A short solitary cylindrical cactus up to 8". growth each year is differentiated by bands of spines given a "rainbow" look. Bed removed 2012
Lace Cactus Echinocereus reichenbachii Lace Cactus Full Sun to Part Shade A small clump-forming Cactus. Bed removed 2012 .
Claret Cup Cactus Echinocereus triglochidatus Claret Cup Cactus Full Sun to Part Shade A clump-forming Cactus that can get 2'-3' around with age. Bed removed 2012
Anacua Ehretia anacua Anacua Full Sun to Part Shade A tree mostly native to south Texas with fragrant white flowers. orange fruits that are consumed by birds
  Elymus magellanicus Blue Wheatgrass Full Sun A bunch forming grass with stunning silver-blue leaf blades. provides a bold contrast to other plants or stands out alone.
  Engelmania peristenia Engelmann's Daisy Full sun to part shade Evergreen rosette blooming from spring well into summer. a common plant of road side right-of-ways. under used as a garden plant.
  Erigeron modestus Prairie Fleabane Full Sun to Part Shade Growing on very thin dry soils this very drought tolerant perennial has numerous nodding pink buds that open to small aster-like white flowers on leafless stalks.
Loquat Eriobotrya japonica Loquat Full Sun to Part Shade An evergreen tree indigenous to China. commonly grown as a ornamental but in frost free regions of the world is grown for its fruit.
  Erythrina herbacea Coralbean Full Sun to Part Shade Brilliant red blooms that attract hummingbirds. Bed remover 2011.
Trout lily Erythronium albidium Trout lily Dappled Shade Blooms in early spring under deciduous trees. Plants grow in colonies that flower for about three weeks and then the plants disappear. bed removed 2011.
Strawberry-bush Euonymus americanus Strawberry-bush Part Shade Green stems and warty, red fruit make this an outstanding plant for shady spots. removed 2013.
  Eupatorium greggii Gregg’s Mistflower Full Sun Lavender flowers mid-spring thru frost. One of the best butterfly plants.
  Eupatorium greggii white White Gregg’s Mistflower Full Sun Same as E. greggii only white flowers. bed rebuilt plant removed 2012.
Gopher Plant Euphorbia rigida (syn E. biglandulosa) Gopher Plant Full Sun to Part Shade A mounding perennial native to the Mediterranean. fleshy blue-green foliage that has chartreuse bracts and yellow flowers at the branch tips in late winter and early spring. like all Euphorbia's it will ooze a milky sap when cut or broken that can cause skin irritation in some people. Bed removed 2012.
Texas Kidneywood Eysenhardtia texana Texas Kidneywood Full Sun to Part Shade Large shrub to small tree with fragrant blooms.
  Fallugia paradoxa Apache Plume Full Sun to Part Shade A west TX. Shrub. Needs good drainage. White blooms and pink feathery plumes (seed heads). Died from trimming.
  Ficus carica Texas Everbearing Fig   The common name is misleading; the fig is not a Texas native. It is well adapted. This fig of Asian origin has been cultivated for centuries.
  Foeniculum vulgare "Purpureum" Bronze Fennel Full Sun or Part Shade With wispy bronze colored foliage and tall spikes of mustard yellow flowers Bronze Fennel is a great herb or addition to a butterfly garden as it is one of the host plants for the Swallowtail butterfly.
Carolina Buckthorn Frangula caroliniana Carolina Buckthorn Full Sun to Dappled Shade A very attractive small ornamental tree often overlooked. Shiny dark green leaves that turn soft yellow in fall and berries that start out pink to red and turn black when ripe.
  Fraxinus cuspidata Fragrant Ash Full Sun to Part Shade Differs from other ash trees by having showy, fragrant white flowers.
Gregg's Ash Fraxinus greggii Gregg's Ash Full Sun to Part Shade A little known native Ash tree. a semi-evergreen small tree with pinnately compounded leaves. The perfect male and female flowers can occur on different trees, the same tree, or even the same cluster.
Texas Ash Fraxinus texensis Texas Ash Full Sun to Part Shade Usually a multi-stemmed tree. a relative of the White Ash often considered to be a variety only smaller and more drought tolerant. leaves are rounder then other Ash trees.
Arizona Ash Fraxinus velutina Arizona Ash Full Sun to Part Shade A very common over planted tree. a "fast growing" tree they tend to be susceptible to many problems including various pests and diseases and shallow roots.
Fragrant Gaillardia Gaillardia suavis Fragrant Gaillardia Full Sun to Part Shade Evergreen rosette. Fragrant blooms that have few or no ray petals. Bed removed by construction 2011.
Golden Thryallis Galphimia gracilis Golden Thryallis Full Sun to Part Shade A large flowering shrub with bright yellow flowers at the end of reddish stems from early summer till frost. very low maintenance and loves full sun.
Mexican Silktassel Garrya ovata ssp. Lindheimeri Mexican Silktassel Full Sun to Part Shade An underused evergreen. Very drought and disease tolerant. Can withstand shade but likes sun.
  Gaura lindheimeri White Gaura Full Sun or Part Shade A vase-shaped perennial often forming colonies. a four petaled bloom that opens white and fade to pink.
  Geum canadense White Avens Part Shade A member of the rose family as can be told by the flower. evergreen rosette makes this a good ground cover in wooded areas. ripened seeds can cling to clothing and fur. removed 2013.
  Gladiolus byzantinus Byzantine Gladiolus Full Sun to Part Shade An old fashion heirloom plant. sometimes called Cornflags magenta flowers on unbranched stems. 2' - 3' bloom spikes are shorter then hybrid Gladiolus
Prairie Verbena Glandularia bipinnatifida Prairie Verbena Full Sun or Part Shade A drought tolerant as well as deer resistant perennial. blooming from spring to frost off and on with clusters of purple blooms that are attractive to butterflies.
  Hedeoma drummondii Mock Pennyroyal Full Sun or Part Shade A small inconspicuous plant that has tiny lavender blooms. a strong lemon scent from the leaves when crushed. Bed rebuilt 2012 plant buried (removed).
  Hemerocallis fulva Common Daylily Full Sun or Part Shade Once just a common red orange or yellow bloom there are now over 60,000 cultivars. native to Asia and grown for a thousand years for culinary, medicinal as well as ornamental. plants mulched over (removed) 2011.
  Hesperaloe campanulata Bell Flower Hesperaloe Full Sun Stiff olive green leaves up to 3' long with markedly filamentious edges. soft pink bell shaped flowers with white petal margins and throat on bloom spikes up to 10'. removed by construction 2011.
  Hesperaloe nocturna Night Blooming Hesperaloe Full Sun or Part Shade A large clump forming evergreen. bloom spike up to 12' tall with flowers that open in the evening. removed by construction 2011.
Red Yucca Hesperaloe parviflora Red Yucca Full Sun to Part Shade Although not a yucca nor really red this evergreen is a very tough plant that also is a very good plant to attract hummingbirds
Red Yucca –Yellow Hesperaloe parviflora Red Yucca –Yellow Full Sun to Part Shade Same as red Yucca only yellow flowers
Texas Star Hibiscus Hibiscus coccineus Texas Star Hibiscus Full Sun Hibiscus coccineus is a tall perennial hibiscus. large five petaled star shaped flowers that are bright red. palmated leaves that are serrated are often confused with marijuana. removed by construction of new building 2011.
  Hibiscus syriacus Rose- of- Sharon Full Sun to Part Shade The one planted at BBH1 (see map) has single flowers. The flowers are sometimes double with more then the normal 5 petals ) in the white flowered variety.
  Hippeastrum x johnsonii Hardy Amaryllis Full Sun to Part Shade Most people believe this to be the first hybrid amaryllis.
Spider Lily Hymenocallis liriosme Spider Lily Full Sun to Part Shade A large and deep growing bulb that forms large dense clumps. Glossy green leaves and fragrent white flowers in late spring to early summer. able to withstand wet boggy soils. bed removed by construction 2011.
St. John’s Wort Hypericum sp. St. John’s Wort Part Sun to Part Shade A stoloiferous evergreen shrub with a five petal bloom on new growth that is bright yellow. some species of Hypericum have a long history of a wide range of medical uses.
  Ilex cornuta "Burfordii" Burford Holly Full Sun or Part Shade Discovered in 1900 and is a bud sport of Chinese holly. once a standard landscape plant. glossy evergreen leaves with a sharp point at the end. fruit is a red berry.
Possumhaw Holly Ilex decidua Possumhaw Holly Full Sun to Part Shade Large shrub to small tree that is dioecious, female (pistillate) trees covered with red berries in winter.
Yaupon Holly Ilex vomitoria Yaupon Holly Full Sun to Part Shade A very popular everygreen native tree with red berries. tolerant of many growing situations and soil types.
Ilex vomitoria "Will Fleming" "Will Fleming" Yaupon Holly Full Sun An all male plant found by Mr. Will Fleming. bed and plants removed 2012.
Dwarf Yaupon Holly Ilex vomitoria “Nana” Dwarf Yaupon Holly Full Sun to Shade A small shrub that is evergreen. slow growing with small dark green leaves and small inconspicuous flowers. as with all Ilex this plant is dioecious. often pruned into "meatball" shapes.
Weeping Yaupon Holly Ilex Vomitoria “Pendula” Weeping Yaupon Holly Full Sun to Shade A weeping form of Yaupon Holly
  Ilex X "Nellie R. Stevens" Nellie R. Stevens Holly Full Sun or Part Shade A hybrid of I. aquifolium and I. cornuta.
Foster Holly Ilex X attenuata “Fosteri” Foster Holly Sun to Part Shade A hybrid of I.cassine and I. opaca. Tree removed 2012.
  Ipomoea Lindheimeri Lindheimer’s Morning- glory Full Sun to Part Shade A deciduous perennial vine blooming a large pale blue to lavender flower. from the Trans-Pecos to the Edwards Plateau. Flowers are delicately fragrant. Plant removed 2012.
Standing Cypress Ipomopsis rubra Standing Cypress Full Sun Being a biennial it is a basal rosette with fine cut foliage in the first growing season and flowering one inch long bright red to orange tubular flowers that open from the top down in the second growing season. a wonderful plant to draw humming birds. removed by construction 2011.
  Iris albicans Cemetery White Iris Full Sun Often seen growing in abandoned homesteads and cemetery's. A very tough and easy to grow Iris. a sterile plant meaning that it is non-seed producing.
  Iris spp. Blue Iris Full Sun  
Virginia Sweetspire Itea virginica “ Henry’s Garnet” Virginia Sweetspire Dappled Shade to Part Sun A multistemmed, suckering colonizing plant. Stunning fall color. removed by construction of new building 2011.
  Jatropha dioica var. dioica Leatherstem Full Sun to Dappled Shade One of the Spanish names for this plant is Sangre de Drago, which means Dragon's blood. the thick clear sap of this plant turns blood red when exposed to air. removed by construction 2011.
  Juglans microcarpa Little Walnut Full Sun or Part Shade A small to medium shrubby to multi-trunked tree. producting a small nut about 1 inch in diameter. although little meat in the shell it is very high in vegetable fat.
  Juglans nigra Black Walnut Full Sun to Part Shade Black Walnut is one of the most valuable native hardwoods for both it's wood as well as the edible nuts. a large deciduous tree it is often confused with Pecan trees as both have pinnately compounded leaves
Mexican Honeysuckle Justicia spicigera Mexican Honeysuckle Full Sun or Part Shade A rounded shrub-like perrennial with soft green oval leaves and clusters of orange blooms spring thur fall. the narrow tubular flowers are two lipped and the lower lip curls under itself.
  Kerria japonica Japanese Kerria Part Shade A old fashion pass along plant with bright yellow flowers that resemble yellow roses. a broad rounded shrub with arching branches.
  Lagerstroemia "Natchez" Crape Myrtle “Natchez” Full Sun This beautiful white Crape Myrtle is a cross between L. indiea and L. fauriei. This was United State Natural Arboretum (Washington, D.C.) release in 1978.
Crape Myrtle Lagerstroemia indiea Crape Myrtle Full Sun A deciduous shurb or tree. ranging in size from 18" to forty feet tall. native to Asia but naturalized in the United States. Big showy clusters of blooms in many color forms. foliage in many have great fall color. in winter the bark is a wonderful feature.
  Lagerstroemia x"Tuscarora" Tuscarora Crape Myrtle Full Sun A hybrid developed by the National Arboretum. dark coral pink flowers and orange-re fall color. removed by construction 2011.
New Gold Lantana Lantana var. "New Gold" New Gold Lantana Full Sun Profuse umbels (clusters) of gold yellow blooms all during the summer months. all Lantana are considered deer resistant. removed by construction 2010.
  Lantana montevidensis Purple Trailing Lantana Full Sun to Part Shade A good ground cover that is heat and drought tolerant. attracting butterflies to the garden with clusters (called umbels) of purple blooms. plants removed 2012,
Texas Lantana Lantana urticoides Texas Lantana Full Sun A very tough plant that is heat and drought tolerant. blooming on new wood the orange and yellow flowers are a great for attracting butterflies. removed by construction 2011.
  Laurus nobilis Bay Laurel Full Sun to Part Shade Bay Laurel is best known as a culinary herb. native to the Mediterranean it is a evergreen small tree or shrub. Removed 2011.
Goldenball Leadtree Leucaena retusa Goldenball Leadtree Full Sun A small decorative ornamental tree. airy green bipinnatelt leaves and one inch yellow fragrant powder-puff blooms that are globes of showy stamans. wood is brittle. plants removed 2012.
Cenizo Leucophyllum frutescens Cenizo Full Sun One of the most popular shrubs in the South and Southwest and with good reason. evergray and growing in full sun with no extra water makes this a outstanding plant plus when it blooms it covers with pink- lavender flowers. susceptible to cotton root rot.
White flowering Cenizo Leucophyllum frutescens "Alba" White flowering Cenizo Full Sun A selection of L. frutescens that blooms white.
Silverado Sage Leucophyllum frutescens "Silverado" Silverado Sage Full Sun A selection of L. frutescens for smaller size and increased bloom production. The flowers are an intense shade of rose purple. plants removed 2011.
  Leucophyllum langmaniae "San Jose" San Jose Cenizo Full Sun A compact form of Cenizo (Leucophyllum) that appears to be a natural hybrid that is sterile. sage green leaves and pale lavender blooms. Removed by construction 2012.
  Liatris mucronata Gayfeather Full Sun One of the showiest fall wildflowers. growing on thin rocky well draining soils a very drought-tolerant sun-loving plant with several stems rising from a common base. Purple wands 2'- 3' can be used as a cut flower. Plant removed 2012.
Japanese Ligustrum Ligustrum japonicum Japanese Ligustrum Full Sun to Part Shade A much planted evergreen native to Japan and eastern Asia. can be pruned to a small multi-trunked tree or sheared into a solid hedge. clusters of fragrant white flowers borne in terminal panicles. a very invasive plant from the prolific seed production and spread by birds.
Spicebush Lindera benzoin Spicebush Part Shade A large deciduous shrub and rarely small tree. dioecious ( male and female flowers on separate plants ) females produce red berries. host plant for the Spicebush Swallowtail. good fall color.
Blue Flax Linum lewisii Blue Flax Full Sun to Part Shade Named after Meriwether Lewis of the Lewis and Clerk expedition. blooming in the second year from seed with cup shaped five petal blue flowers that last only one day but occurs in such profusion that they seam to be in bloom for weeks at a time. Bed rebuilt 2012 plants removed.
  Linum rigidum var. Berlandieri Yellow Flax Sun A small annual plant of grasslands. yellow flowers about one inch across with orange centers.
White Bush Honeysuckle Lonicera albifiora White Bush Honeysuckle Full Sun to Dappled Shade A non-invasive honeysuckle native to TX. A viney shrub or a shrubby vine depending on where and how it is growing.
  Lonicera fragrantissima Winter Honeysuckle Full Sun or Part Shade A large very fragrant woody shrub that can get up to 10' x 10'. flowers appear late winter before the leaves emerge. forms a rounded dense tangle shrub. red berries in early summer that birds love. plant removed 2012
Coral Honeysuckle Lonicera sempervirens Coral Honeysuckle Full Sun to Part Shade A everygreen to semi-everygreen woody vine. Blooming two inch tubular red flowers that are yellow on the inside. fruits are orange red berries. this is not a aggressive vine. wonderful for Hummingbirds and Butterflies as well as other types of birds.
  Loropetalum chinense "Chang Nian Hong" Ever Red Loropetalum Full Sun or Part Shade Dark burgundy-red foliage. the reddest blooms of all cultivars. Plants removed 2012.
  Loropetalum chinense "Ruby" Loropetalum "Ruby" Full Sun to Shade A everygreen shrub that are becoming increasingly popular with many new selections over the past decade. "Ruby" has predominantly green foliage with new growth burgundy-red and shocking pink blooms.
  Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum "Ruby" Burgundy Blast Loropetalum Full Sun or Part Shade Rich burgundy new foliage turning purple-green with age. hot pink flowers. Plants removed 2012
Bluebonnet Lupinus texensis Bluebonnet Full Sun The Texas Bluebonnet is the state flower of Texas. a winter annual. be sure to let them reseed so as to have them every year.
Spider Lily Lycoris radiata Spider Lily Full Sun or Part Shade Native to China and Japan it has naturalized in the southern U.S. Appearing in fall out of nowhere almost overnight tall leafless stalks topped by 5 to 7 flowers with extremely long anthers giving a spider-like appearance.
  Lygodesmia texana Skeleton Plant Full Sun With leafless stems that are bluish green and growing at odd angles you can see where the common name comes from. lavender flowers up to two inches across.
  Magnolia grandiflora Magnolia Sun or Shade A magnificent evergreen tree of the South. large thick glossy green leaves that are dark green. fragrant white flowers are very showy.
  Magnolia soulangiana Saucer Magnolia   A small deciduous tree with low branching. light to nearly purple petals in early spring make this a very showy ornamental tree. removed 2013.
  Mahonia bealei Leatherleaf Mahonia Dappled Shade A large evergreen shrub native to China. produces panicles of yellow blooms in late winter that turn into purple- blue berries that hang in clusters like grapes. grows best in part shade to shade.
  Mahonia eurybracteata 'Soft Caress' Soft Caress Mahonia Part shade to shade A new variety of Mahonia with soft foliage and a small size. foliage looks very much like a Bamboo. plants removed 2013.
Dwarf Barbados Cherry Malphigia glabra (dwarf) Dwarf Barbados Cherry Full Sun to Part Shade Fragrant pink flowers often appearing simultaneously with attractive glossy red fruits. A wonderful ornamental shrub.
Blanco Crabapple Malus ioensis var. Texana Blanco Crabapple Dappled Shade to Sun A very showy small tree that is uncommon in the wild. the flowers are pink and white and look like single rose blooms. the fruits are a small sour green apple.
Turk's Cap Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii Turk's Cap Full Sun or Part Shade Blooming from late spring till frost and growing in sun or shade this plant is a great addition to any landscape. drawing hummingbirds and butterflies to the flowers and producing a edible fruit that are eating by other birds.
  Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii alba Turk's Cap - White Full Sun or Part Shade This is a white flowered selection of Turk's Cap. plant removed 2011.
Mexican Turk’s Cap Malvaviscus arboreus var. mexicanus Mexican Turk’s Cap Full Sun or Part Shade This is a tropical species that requires an appropriate microclimate for survival.
  Manfreda maculosa Amole Plant Sun to Part Shade Bloom spikes of one to three feet rise from the evergreen rosettes of leaves at bloom time. Bed rebuilt 2012 plants removed.
  Marrubium vulgare Horehound Full Sun A native European plant that has naturalized in both North and South America. a perennial herb with a long history of medicinal usage. Bed removed 2012.
  Melampodium leucanthum Blackfoot Daisy Full Sun White ray's with a yellow disk resembling small daisy's or a aster. forming a low mounding plant with blooms spring thru fall that have a light sweet honey scent. needing well draining soils not to rich and lots of sun. Plants remover 2012.
Dawn Redwood Metasequoia glyptostroboides Dawn Redwood Full Sun to Part Shade This tree was once thought to be extinct until a small grove was found growing in Central China in 1941. It exists in the fossil record for millions of years. removed 2013.
Fragrant Mimosa Mimosa borealis Fragrant Mimosa Full Sun to Part Shade A true Mimosa. Stems covered with straight or recurved prickles. Very fragrant. Plant removed 2012.
  Mirabilis jalapa Four o’clock Part Shade to Shade Many color forms ranging from white to pink to magenta to red. May become invasive. removed by construction 2010.
  Miscanthus sinensis var. "Gracillimus" Maiden grass Full Sun to Part Shade A clump forming ornamental grass with many cultivars. a very popular landscape grass that has tan seed heads appearing in August.
Horsemint Monarda citriodora Horsemint Full Sun or Part Shade A easy to grow annual. attractive to Bees, Butterflies, and Hummingbirds. flowers are a elongated spike with lavender to pink whorled flower heads. Bed rebuilt 2012 plants buried (removed).
White Mulberry Morus alba White Mulberry Full Sun to Part Shade This tree is native to Asia where it is the primary food of the silk worm larvae. The shapes of the leaves vary greatly. removed 2013.
Red Mulberry Morus rubra Red Mulberry Full Sun to Part Shade The leaves of this tree vary greatly in shape on many specimen. Tree cut down (removed) 2012.
Gulf Muhly Muhlenbergia capillaris Gulf Muhly Full Sun to Part Shade Appearance is very striking when back-lit by the sun.
  Muhlenbergia dubia Pine Muhly Full Sun to Part Shade A small Muhly grass with great structure. blooming in fall with long stiff inflorescences.
  Muhlenbergia dubioides Weeping Muhly Full Sun This Muhlenbergia is native to Arizona. Uncommon to rare, but is occasionally found in the nursery trade.
  Muhlenbergia dumosa Bamboo-Muhly Full Sun to Part Shade Resembles a small dainty bamboo but is a clumping Muhlenbergia. airy bright green foliage makes this ornamental grass a great screening plant or a nice specimen.
  Muhlenbergia emersleyi Bull Muhly Full Sun to Part Shade A Muhly grass from the Trans-Pecos. Fall blooming. bed removed 2012.
Lindheimer's Muhly Muhlenbergia lindheimeri Lindheimer's Muhly Full Sun to Part Shade A large bunch grass native to the Edwards Plateau. gray-green leaves and blooms in the fall with spikes that stand well above the foliage. non- invasive and a great substitute for Pampas grass.
  Muhlenbergia rigens Deer Muhly Full Sun to Part Shade One of the many types of Muhlenbergia or muhly grass. a perennial bunch grass similar to M. Lindheimer only smaller.
  Muscari neglectum Grape Hyacinth Full Sun to Full Shade Also known as Muscari. looking very much like miniature Hyacinths but are really in the Lily family. a small bulb that will spread quickly and can be invasive. removed by construction of new building 2011.
Wax Myrtle Myrica cerifera Wax Myrtle Sun or Shade The staminate and pistillate flowers are on separate trees. removed by construction 2010.
  Myrospermum sousanum Arroyo Sweetwood Full Sun to Part Shade Light green compound leaves that turn yellow in the fall. The clear white papilionaceous flowers have the fragrance of cinnamon redhots.
  Narcissus tazetta ssp. Papyraceus Paperwhites Full Sun to Part Shade The Narcissus genus has many variations in form and color.
Mexican Feather Grass Nassella tenuissima Mexican Feather Grass Full Sun A native ornamental grass from west Texas. a dainty and graceful looking grass that sways in the gentlest breeze. a summer dormant grass.
Oleander Nerium oleander Oleander Full Sun to Part Shade Various color forms are available. All parts of the plant are poisonous.
  Nolina lindheimeri Devil's Shoestring Full Sun to Part Shade Evergreen grass-like leaves similar to N. taxana only a little broader. inflorescence (flower spike) in summer is held well above the floiage. one of two Nolinas native to Bell Co. Plants removed 2012.
  Nolina microcarpa Bear grass Full Sun to Part Shade Looking very much like a coarse evergreen clump grass having leathery leaves with finely toothed margins. summer bloom spikes rise above foliage and have cream-white flowers. Plants removed 2012.
  Nolina nelsoni Blue Nolina Full Sun to Part Shade A large Nolina from Mexico. blue-green foliage that resembles a yucca but with more flexible leaves.
Beargrass Nolina texana Beargrass Full Sun to Part Shade A mounding evergreen with grass-like foliage that is slender and dark green. the inflorescence is held to about the height of the foliage. Nolina texana is a polygamo-dioecious plant. Bed rebuilt 2012 plant removed.
  Oenothera macrocarpa ssp. macrocarpa Fluttermill Full Sun Large 4" solitary yellow blooms that open in the late afternoon and stay open till the next morning, if cloudy it may remain open the next day. growing from a fleshy tuber-like root.
Silver-leaf Fluttermill Oenothera missouriensis (Silver-leaf) Silver-leaf Fluttermill Full Sun Silver-leaf form of the Missouri or Fluttermill Primrose. Bed rebuilt 2012 plants removed.
Pink Evening Primrose Oenothera speciosa Pink Evening Primrose Full Sun or Part Shade A wonderful wildflower that will spread to form extensive colonies often escaping from cultivation. best used in natural situations.
  Ophiopogon japonicus Mondo Grass Full Sun or Part Shade A evergreen ground cover or border plant often confused with Liriope but has narrow leaves and the flowers are smaller and hidden by the foliage. Bed removed 2012.
Purple Prickly Pear Opuntia macrocenta Purple Prickly Pear Full Sun The purple color of the pads deepens with frost. Black needles may be four to five inches long.
  Opuntia sp. Spineless Prickly Pear Full Sun Large pads with irregular margins.
Purple Prickly Pear Opuntia violacea var. santa-rita Purple Prickly Pear "Santa - Rita" Full Sun A attractive padded cactus. the pads are a blue-green color in good times and change to a purple when in stress times like cold winter. yellow flowers are fallowed with reddish fruits. Bed removed 2012.
  Orebexlium pendunculatum Mountain Pea Sun or Shade Evergreen ground cover from Mexico. Deep blue flowers
  Origanum vulgare Greek Oregano Full Sun Greek Oregano is one type of the genus Origanum. a fragrant, pungent cooking herd that is evergreen. Bed removed 2011.
  Ornithogalum umbellatum Star of Bethlehem Sun to Part Shade Reproduction by bublets or seeds.
  Oxalis crassipes Pink Oxalis Dappled Shade Pink blooms that stand just above the floiage. considered a invasive weed by many. the leaves have a sour lemon taste but contain Oxalic Acid so should not be eaten.
Golden Groundsel Packera obovatus Golden Groundsel Shade to Part Sun A very nice ground cover for shade or dapple shade P. obovatus colonizes quickly from rhizomes for a effect evergreen. ground cover. one of the earliest bloomers with yellow aster-like flowers from as early as Feb. to as late as June. Plants removed reasons unknowen 2011.
  Panicum virgatum Switchgrass Full Sun to Part Shade One of the major tall grasses of the Noth American praires. a warm season bunch grass that is used for many applications such as soil conservation, game cover, forage production as well as a ornamental grass. bed removed by construction 2011.
  Panicum virgatum "Heavy Metal" Switchgrass "Heavy Metal" Full Sun to Part Shade Smaller then native Switchgrass Heavy Metal Switchgrass is a stiff upright cultivar with a metallic-blue foliage.
  Panicum virgatum "Northwind" Switchgrass "Northwind" Full Sun to Part Shade A tall columnar forming ornamental grass. a cultivar of the native Panicum virgatum with olive-green to bluish-green foliage. flower panicles are held above the foliage.
  Panicum virgatum "Prairie Sky" Switchgrass "Prairie sky" Full Sun to Part Shade one of the many new cultivars of Panicum's. with glaucus blue drooping foliage on stiff stems. Bed removed 2010.
Retama Parkinsonia aculeata Retama Full Sun to Part Shade Fast growing very drought tolerant tree with photosynthetic green bark.
Virginia Creeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia Virginia Creeper Sun or Shade A very invasive plant that has beautiful red fall color. Fruit provides food for wildlife. "Leaflets (leaves) three, leave them be. Leaflets (leaves) five let it thrive". Poison ivy has three leaflets; nontoxic Virginia Creeper has five.
  Pavonia hastata Peruvian Rock Rose Full Sun to Part Shade A native of South America this small perennial shrub covers with pinkish-white blooms with a crimson red center. can seed out to the point of becoming a weedy. plants removed 2012.
Rock Rose Pavonia lasiopetala Rock Rose Full Sun to Part Shade A small perennial shrub that is woody at the base. pink Hibiscus- like blooms are one to one and a half inches in diameter and have a yellow column that is the pistil and stamens.
Rock Penstemon Penstemon baccharifolius Rock Penstemon Full Sun Evergreen rosette longest blooming Penstemon red summer thru fall. Bed rebuilt 2012 plant removed.
Gulf Coast Penstemon Penstemon tenuis Gulf Coast Penstemon Full Sun or Part Shade Unlike most all Penstemons this member will take part shade and moist soils. a evergreen rosette in winter blooming small bell shaped flowers that are light purple. readily self seeds unless the seed pods are removed.
  Penstemon triflorus Hill Country Penstemon Full Sun to Part Shade With a evergreen rosette and a long blooming period this is a wonderful perennial. needing very good drainage and lots of sun. Penstemons will hybridize with other Penstemons and triflorus will hybridizes with P. cobaea. removed by construction 2010.
Russian Sage Perovskia atriplicifolia Russian Sage Full Sun Gray foliage with lavender/ blue flower spikes summer through fall. removed by construction 2010.
Texas Mock Orange Philadelphus texensis Texas Mock Orange Full Sun or Part Shade A native Mock Orange that is extremely fragrant. Plant covered with small, white blooms in the early spring. plants removed 2012.
  Philadelphus x "Natchez" "Natchez" Mock Orange Part Shade A deciduous flowering shrub. blooming late spring with large two inch blooms that are slightly fragrant. a vigorous and up right grower.
Jerusalem Sage Phlomis fruticosa Jerusalem Sage Full Sun A large multi-stemmed sub shrub native to the Mediterranean. whorls of yellow blooms in a series of ball like clusters known as verticillasters along stout stems. not a Salvia (sage) but looks like it should be one hence the common name.
  Phlomis tuberosa Jerusalem Sage (see comment) Full Sun to Part Shade This is an example of the confusion of common names. The common name "Jerusalem Sage" is more often applied to Phlomis fruticosa.
  Phlox nivalis spp. Texensis Texas Trailing Phlox Full Sun to Part Shade A rare/endangered Phlox; once considered extinct. fewer then twenty populations in three counties in Texas.
Prairie Phlox Phlox pilosa Prairie Phlox Full Sun to Part Shade Blooming in late spring with clusters of fragrant pale pink to lavender flowers. forms clumps via rhizomes. Bed rebuilt 2012 plants buried (removed).
Frogfruit Phyla nodiflora Frogfruit Shade to Full Sun Rarely 3 to 5 inches in height.
Fall Obedient Plant Physostegia virginiana Fall Obedient Plant Full Sun to Shade Ground cover for shady areas; spreads by rhizomes. Plants removed 2012.
Afghan Pine Pinus eldarica Afghan Pine Full Sun A fast growing pine tree that is suitable for alkaline soils. often sold as live Christmas trees.
Pinyon Pine Pinus remota Pinyon Pine Full Sun to Part Shade Grows very slowly.
Hoja Santa Piper auritum Hoja Santa Part Shade A large perennial herb with velvety heart- shaped leaves up to a foot around. a strange flower that is a white cylindrical spike. the name Hoja Santa means something like sacred leaf.
Chinese Pistache Pistacia chinensis Chinese Pistache Full Sun A hardy long- lived tree that is pest free with only cotton root rot as a disease that effects it. a fast growing tree with outstanding fall color. a dioecious tree with the female trees producing berries every other year. a good shade tree.
Texas Pistache Pistacia texana Texas Pistache Full Sun to Part Shade A uncommon small tree or large shrub. with small shiny pinnately compounded leaves this member of the Sumac family is a dioecious plant. the Pistachio nut comes from a related tree from Asia, Pistachio vera.
Arborvita Platycladus orientalis Arborvita Full Sun to Part Shade This plant is a conifer, not an angiosperm.
Plumbago Plumbago auriculata Plumbago Full Sun to Part Shade Looking very much like a Phlox with five petaled flowers that are a very nice blue color. a native of South Africa it is now considered one of the Texas Superstar plants. a good butterfly plant that is pest and disease and even Deer resistance.
Mexican Oregano Poliomentha longiflora Mexican Oregano Full Sun to Part Shade Like many other plants called Mexican Oregano Poliomintha is used as a cooking herb. everygreen with aromatic folage. flowers are a lavender pink tubular bloom. removed for reasons unknowen 2010.
  Populus deltoides Cottonwood Full Sun A important tree to the great plains. a long lived and massive tree with age. Male and female flowers on separate trees with the female producting fluffly white seeds giving rise to the name Cottonwood. great yellow fall color.
Honey Mesquite Prosopis glandulosa Honey Mesquite Full Sun to Part Shade A common tree in central and west Texas. regarded as a pest by many due to overgrazing and lack of fire to control it. a member of the Legume family Mesquite's will fix nitrogen into the soil. Removed 2012.
  Prosopis pubescens Screwbean Mesquite Full Sun A small tree or large shrub of west Texas. the 2" bean is tightly coiled into a screw-like seed pod in clusters. removed 2012.
Mexican Plum Prunus mexicana Mexican Plum Full Sun to Part Shade A single trunked non-suckering tree. a understory tree but will take full sun. a harbinger of spring blooming early with fragrant white blooms that cover the tree.
  Prunus minutiflora Texas Almond Full Sun to Part Shade A small shrub that often forms thickets. a dioecious plant with tiny five petal white blooms.
Escarpment Black Cherry Prunus serotina var. exima Escarpment Black Cherry Full Sun to Part Shade A attractive under used tree that will grow in many conditions. a native of the Edwards Plateau with 4"-6" long racemes of fragrant white blooms and foliage that turns yellow in fall this is a wonderful tree. the fruit is a pea sized cherry that are a important food source for many birds.
Wafer Ash Ptelea trifoliata Wafer Ash Full Sun to Part Shade Ornamental fruits and fragrant flowers plus a food and nectar source for Swallowtail butterflies. Fruits were once used as a hops substitute in brewing beer.
Dwarf Pomegranate Punica granatum 'Nana' Dwarf Pomegranate Full Sun or Part Shade A smaller version of standard Pomegranate.
Pomegranate Punica granatum var. Wonderful Pomegranate "Wonderful" Full Sun to Part Shade A large shrub or small tree native to the Near East. in cultivation since ancient times. highly valued for its fruits. beautiful orange-red flowers.
Ornamental Pear Pyrus calleryana Ornamental Pear Full Sun to Part Shade A showy tree but short lived tree that in spring covers with white blooms and in fall turning color. as pretty as they are not highly recommendable. Removed for construction 2012.
Canby Oak Quercus canbyi Canby Oak Full Sun to Part Shade A native of Mexico. this Oak is a medium size semi- evergreen to tardily deciduous tree. Q. canbyi has been thought by some as a geographical form of variety of Q. graciliformis.
Escarpment Live Oak Quercus fusiformis Escarpment Live Oak Full Sun to Part Shade Because oaks form complex hybrids "pure species" can be determined only by testing DNA. Q. virginiana and Q. fusiformis hybrids are predominant in Central Texas.
Lacey Oak Quercus laceyi Lacey Oak Full Sun to Part Shade Leaves are a soft peach color when they emerge in the early spring. The mature foliage is blue/gray. An excellent landscape tree for small lots.
Bur Oak Quercus macrocarpa Bur Oak Full Sun to Part Shade A majestic oak that adapts to a wide range of growing conditions. One of the fastest-growing oak trees.
Chinkapin Oak Quercus muhlenbergii Chinkapin Oak Full Sun to Part Shade A member of the white oak group that is oak-wilt resistant. Leaves with unusual dentate margins. Provide fall color.
Mexican White Oak Quercus polymorpha Mexican White Oak Full Sun to Part Shade "Evergreen" oaks are not truly evergreen; they retain their leaves and lose them in the spring as the new leaves emerge. Since Q. polymorpha is evergreen and oak-wilt resistant, it is a popular landscape tree from the white
Vasey Oak Quercus pungens var. vaseyana Vasey Oak Full Sun to Part Shade A thicket forming shrub in its natural habitat. In cultivation under good conditions it can grow up to 40 feet.
  Quercus rhisophylla Loquat Oak Full Sun or Part Shade A rare and unusual Oak from northwest Mexico. a evergreen that has color on the new growth that is reddish-purple.
Shumard Red Oak Quercus shumardii Shumard Red Oak Full Sun to Part Shade hybridizes readily with Q. buckleyi. Outstanding fall color.
Bigelow Oak Quercus sinuate var. breviloba Bigelow Oak Full Sun to Part Shade The difference between the Bigelow Oak and the Durand Oak may be environmental, not genetic.
Live Oak Quercus virginiana Live Oak Full Sun Because oaks form complex hybrids "pure species" can be determined only by testing DNA. Q. virginiana and Q. fusiformis hybrids are predominant in Central Texas. Both male and female flowers are produced on the same tree (monoecious). The green catkins are the pollen producers (male). The female flowers are inconspicuous.
Large Buttercup Ranunculus macranthus Large Buttercup Full Sun to Part Shade Growing in moist soils this native Ranunculus is a uncommon herbaceous perennial that has beautiful bright yellow blooms in Spring. bed removed 2010.
Mexican Hat Ratibida columnifera Mexican Hat Full Sun to Part Shade This coneflower has both ray and disk flowers in a head inflorescence typical of the Asteraceae (Sunflower Family). The cone is the elevated receptacle holding the disk flowers.
Oxblood Lily Rhodophiala bifida Oxblood Lily Full Sun to Part Shade Native to Argentina but now naturalized in the south Oxblood lilies are often called School House Lilies because of the blooming time in the fall after the first rains. brilliant red blooms on one foot tall stems followed by the leaves that stay green all winter till going dormant in late spring.
Fragrant Sumac Rhus aromatica Fragrant Sumac Full Sun to Dappled Shade A deciduous shrub with trifoliated leaves. tolerant of a wide range of soils and exposures. the fruit are clusters of red hairy berries.
Prairie Flame-leaf Sumac Rhus lanceolata Prairie Flame-leaf Sumac Full Sun to Part Shade A small deciduous tree that sucker to form mottes. white flowers in early summer turning into clusters of red berries. pinnately-compounded leaves turn vivid red in fall.
Littleleaf Sumac Rhus microphylla Littleleaf Sumac Full Sun to Part Shade Littleleaf Sumac is a much branched deciduous shrub. the leaves are smaller then other Sumacs given rise to the name Micro (small) phylla (leaf). orange-red fruits with a single seed.
Evergreen Sumac Rhus virens Evergreen Sumac Full Sun to Part Shade A shrub or small tree growing on dry hillsides and rocky bluffs. white flowers that are a nectar source for bees and butterflies in summer followed by fuzzy red fruits in fall and winter that are important to small mammals and birds. usually as wide as tall. Bed removed 2012.
  Ricinus communis Castor Bean Full Sun or Part Shade Poisonous plant.
  Rosa chinensis "Old Blush" Old Blush Rose Full Sun One of the most common of the old roses. a medium semi-double pink blooms from early spring till frost. the mildy fragrant blooms turn darker shades of pink with age hence the name "old blush".
Carefree Beauty Rosa spp. var. Carefree Beauty Carefree Beauty Full Sun A shrub rose that is a repeat bloomer. pointed buds open to a large semi-double pink with gold stamens. orange rose hips add interest in winter. removed 2010.
  Rosa spp. Var. Sombreuil (Colonial White) Sombreuil "Colonial White" Full Sun Mounds without support. A thorny fragrant rose well suited for mounding or can be trained to climb on a fence or trellis. plants removed 2013.
Martha Gonzales Rose spp. var. Martha Gonzales Martha Gonzales Full Sun A found rose with single petals that are scarlet red. a small compact bush rose around 3'.
Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis Rosemary Full Sun A attractive evergreen shrub with small blue flowers. it is a classic herb used in cooking. this plant need good drainage, lots of sun and air circulation.
  Rosmarinus officinalis "prostrate" Trailing Rosemary Full Sun A trailing form of Rosemary. Bed removed 2012.
  Ruellia brittoniana Mexican Petunia Full Sun to Shade Spreads by rhizomes. New plants form from seeds distributed by exploding capsules. plants removed 2012.
  Ruellia brittoniana "Chi-Chi" "Chi-Chi" Pink Ruellia Full Sun to Shade Bed removed by construction 2011.
  Ruellia metiziae Metz's Wild Petunia Sun or Shade Spreads by rhizomes. New plants form from seed distrubuted by exploding capsules. plant removed 2012.
Rue Ruta graveolens Rue Full Sun to Part Shade Blue-green “ evergreen “ foliage, great for swallowtail butterfly larvae
Dwarf Palmetto Sabal minor Dwarf Palmetto Shade to Sun A trunk-less palm native to central Texas. everygreen leaves three feet wide and up to five feet tall. will grow in semi-shady areas.
Black Willow Salix nigra var. lindheimeri Black Willow Full Sun to Part Shade A pioneer tree of streams and moist places. the largest and only commercially important willow. a source of food, shelter and nectar for wildlife as well as stream bank stabilization. plant removed 2012.
  Salvia ballotiflora Shrubby Blue Sage Full Sun Blooms on old wood. Bed rebuilt 2012 plants removed.
  Salvia blepharophylla Purple Leaf Sage Part Shade to Shade Calyx: purple; corolla: Red. bed and plant removed 2012.
Gray Shrub Sage Salvia chamaedryoides Gray Shrub Sage Full Sun Spreads by roots. Bed removed 2012.
  Salvia chionophylla Quicksilver Sage Full Sun or Part Shade Spreads by rooting.
Cleveland Sage Salvia clevelandii Cleveland Sage Full Sun A Salvia native to the California chaparral. A large woody evergreen shrub with lilac-blue blooms. a very fragrant plant. removed by construction of new building 2010.
  Salvia coccinea red Tropical Sage - Red Full Sun to Part Shade A perennial that tends to act as a reseeding annual. S. coccinea can be grown in full sun as well as shady spots and as with all Salvias a great Hummingbird plant
  Salvia coccinea white Tropical Sage - White Full Sun to Part Shade A white flowering form of Salvia coccinea. bed and plants removed 2011.
Galeana Red Sage Salvia darcyi Galeana Red Sage Full Sun to Part Shade Native to the Sierra Madre Occidental in Mexico this is a very tough Salvia. Spreading by stolons to produce wide clumps. pastel green leaves and long terminal racemes of coral red blooms. a great Hummingbird plant
Mealy Blue Sage Salvia farinacea Mealy Blue Sage Full Sun to Part Shade A sprawling perennial native to central Texas. it tends to form mounds. a very drought and cold tolerant.
  Salvia greggii "Theresa" Autumn Sage "Theresa" Full Sun Introduced in 2004 this is a sport of a red S. greggii that had a bi-colored white flower with pale pink at the base extending to the upper lip. removed for construction of new building 2011.
  Salvia greggii (orange) Autumn Sage- Orange Full Sun Called a orange color but not truly. Bed removed 2012.
Autumn Sage - Raspberry Salvia greggii (raspberry) Autumn Sage - Raspberry Full Sun A wonderful wine/ raspberry color form. Removed by construction of new building 2011.
  Salvia greggii (red) Autumn Sage- Red Full Sun This popular native plant is a wonderful evergreen sub-shurb with aromatic foliage. many forms and colors are available. a great plant for hummingbirds and butterflies.
  Salvia greggii (white) Autumn Sage - White Full Sun A white form of Salvia greggii. Bed removed 2012
  Salvia guaranitica Majestic Sage Full Sun to Part Shade A South American native that grows best in part shade. one of the most intense blue flowers. hummingbirds love this Salvia.
  Salvia guaranitica “Black and Blue” Majestic Sage “Black and Blue" Full Sun to Part Shade Cobalt-blue blooms with nearly black calyx. spreads prolifically by roots.
Mexican Bush Sage  (bicolor) Salvia leucantha (bicolor) Mexican Bush Sage (bicolor) Full Sun A bushy deciduous perennial subshurb. flowers appear on terminal spikes above the gray-green foliage and are velvety with purple calyces and white corollas, blooming mid-summer till frost.
  Salvia lyrata Lyre-leaf Sage Full Sun or Part Shade Often called Texas Ajuga because of it's similarity in looks and use. evergreen basal rosette with leaves that can be all green or blotched with purple. can reseed prolifically.
Grape-Scented Sage Salvia mellisadora Grape-Scented Sage Full Sun or Part Shade A large multi-branched semi-evergreen woody stemed shrub. both foliage and flowers are fragrant. blooms are pale- blue to lavender- blue. Bed rebuilt 2012 plant removed.
Mexican Sage Salvia mexicana Mexican Sage Full Sun to Part Shade A Salvia that occurs in Mexico. Blooming in the fall with royal blue flowers and chartreuse calyces. does best in part shade or as a understory plant. removed 2012.
San Carlos Festival Salvia microphylla San Carlos Festival Full Sun to Part Shade Discovered in Mexico around the town of San Carlos. this Salvia has a very rich magenta color. deadheading will promote flower production. usually ignored by deer.
  Salvia microphylla "Hot Lips" "Hot Lips" Sage Full Sun or Part Shade Released in 2002 Hot Lips is a bi-color bloom that is white with red tips. flower color is not consistent in that at times blooms will be solid red and sometimes white.
  Salvia penstemonoides Big Red Sage Full Sun to Part Shade Once thought to be extinct this rare evergreen has large magenta flowers from Jun. - Sept.
Mountain Sage Salvia regla Mountain Sage Part Shade Orange-red blooms coincide with fall migration of hummingbirds. Plants removed 2012 reasons unknown.
Cedar Sage Salvia roemeriana Cedar Sage Part Shade to Part Sun Red blooms mostly in spring. Evergreen rosette. Deep green aromatic foliage.
  Salvia X “Indigo Spires” Indigo Spires Full Sun This Salvia is believed to be a hybrid of S. farinacea and S. longispicata. introduced in 1979 has become one of the most popular Salvias in the nursery trade. a sterile hybrid.
  Sambucus canadensis Elderberry Full Sun to Dappled Shade Spreads prolifically by roots. removed by construction 2011.
Gray Santolina Santolina chamaecyparissus Gray Santolina Full Sun A evergreen (gray) mound of aromatic foliage and button-like yellow blooms. a very xeriscape plant needing very good drainage and full sun.
Western Soapberry Sapindus saponaria var. drummondii Western Soapberry Full Sun to Part Shade The plant and fruit contains saponins and has been used as a soap substitute. Reliable yellow fall color.
  Schizachyrium scoparium Little Bluestem Full Sun A ornamental clump forming native prairie bunch grass. bluish silver color in spring and summer and a copper color in fall and winter this is a ver important native grass.
  Schoenocaulon texanum Texas Sabdilla (Green lily) AM Sun, PM Shade A interesting little known native Bulb. with grass like leaves and many inflorescence.
Heart-leaf Skullcap Scutellaria ovata subsp. bracteata Heart-leaf Skullcap Part Shade Spreads rapidly. this is one Scutellaria that takes shade. Blooming blue flowers in late spring.
Pink Skullcap Scutellaria suffrutescens Pink Skullcap Full Sun Evergreen mounding plant that is almost always in bloom with small pink flowers. Bed rebuilt 2012 plants removed
  Sedum palmerii Palmer's sedum Dapple shade to sun A sedum from northern Mexico. Pale green leaves. Blooms in late winter to early spring with star- shaped yellow flowers. Does well in containers. prefers well drained soils, Drought and shade tolerant. Pots removed for construction 2011.
  Sedum reflexum Blue Spruce Sedum Full Sun or Part Shade Roots as it spreads. mulched over plants (removed) 2011
  Senna corymbosa Flowering Senna Full Sun Tall upright multi-trunked shrub or small tree. compound leaves and showy bright yellow flowers in summer and fall. removed 2010
Velvetleaf Senna Senna lindheimeriana Velvetleaf Senna Full Sun to Part Shade Velvetleaf Senna is a upright perennial growing to four feet. with leaves that are covered with very small hairs (tomentose) gives the leaves a velvety feel. blooming in summer but best in fall with yellow blooms. plants removed 2012.
  Sideroxylon lanuginosum Woollybucket Bumelia Full Sun to Part Shade Often mistaken for Oak trees this deciduous to nearly evergreen tree blooms in early to mid-summer with white blooms that are fragrant. blue-black fruit is eaten by many birds and wildlife. tree removed 2011
  Silphium simpsonii Simpson's Rosinweed Full Sun or Part Shade A bold perennial of the prairie. evergreen rosette that reaches four to six feet when in bloom. clusters of yellow 2" blooms in summer. unlike most members of the Asteraceae family seeds are produced by the rays and not the disk. Bed removed 2012.
  Simsia calva Bush Sunflower Full Sun or Part Shade A rough textured perennial with leaves and stems covered with short hairs. a large thickened woody tap root makes this a very tough and drought tolerant plant with a long blooming time. Bed rebuilt 2012 plants removed
Blue-eyed Grass Sisyrinchium spp. Blue-eyed Grass Full Sun to Part Shade Blue-eyed Grass is misnamed on two counts, it is not a grass but a member of the Iris family and the blue flowers have a "eye" that is yellow.
Mountain Laurel Sophora secundiflora Mountain Laurel Full Sun to Part Shade A wonderful evergreen drought tolerant small tree that has fragrant purple blooms in spring.
Mountain Laurel Sophora secundiflora "Silver Peso" Mountain Laurel "Silver Peso " Full Sun to Part Shade Silver leaf form of Texas Mountain Laurel. Bed removed 2012.
Globe Mallow Sphaeralcea ambigua "Louis Hamilton" Globe Mallow "Louis Hamilton" Full Sun to Part Shade Louis Hamilton is a cutting grown clone that has watermelon red blooms. grayish green three lobed leaves are a nice accent to other green desert plants.
  Sprekelia formosissima Aztec Lily Full Sun to Part Shade Blooming in late spring to early summer this bulb has a scarlet to crimson flower up to 5" across on a stem 12"- 18".
Texas Betony Stachys coccinea Texas Betony Full Sun or Part Shade At first glance looking like it should be a Salvia but is closer related to the herb Lambs Ear. a pungent plant which helps make it a deer resistant plant. plants removed 2012.
Woolly Stemodia Stemodia lanata Woolly Stemodia Full Sun A ground cover with white woolly stems and leaves that gives rise to this plants common name. A very tough plant. Blooms are not showy but are there Spring through fall. Prefers soils with good drainage and lots of sun. removed by construction 2011.
Autumn Crocus Sternbergia lutea Autumn Crocus Sun to Part Shade A member of the Amaryllis family Stembergia only resembles a Crocus. used in gardens since colonial times blooming in the fall with brilliant yellow blooms.
  Styphnolobium affinis Eve's Necklace Full Sun to Part Shade Until recently considered a member of the Sophora genus but lacking nitrogen fixing bacteria on it's roots it was mover to it new genus in 2008.
  Styrax platanifolius spp. Texanus Texas Snowbell Sun or Shade A tall shrub or small tree this Styrax is rare and endangered. the flowers are produced in pendulous (hanging) racemes (clusters) looking like little white bells, thus the name snowbells.
Coralberry Symphoricarpios orbiculatus Coralberry Sun to shade A thicket forming plant that is called a shrub but acts more like a ground cover. knee high thickets are cover for wildlife and acts as a stabilizer for soil. removed by construction 2011.
  Symphyotrichum drummondii var. texanum Texas Aster Full Sun to Part Shade One of many Asters native to central Texas. blooming in fall with white to pale blue blooms. when happy it tends to run wild. bed removed 2011.
  Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides Heath Aster Full Sun or Part Shade The small leaves resemble that of the true heath plant. Clusters of white daisy-like (composite) flowers 1/2 across cover this plant in the fall. A nectar plant for bees as well as many butterflies and is also a larval host plant for the Pearl Crescent butterfly. Bed removed for construction 2011.
Fall Aster Symphyotrichum oblongifolius Fall Aster Full Sun to Part Shade Has lavender-blue ray flowers encircling bright yellow disk flowers. Leaves are fragrant when chrushed. Plants were removed 2012.
  Symphytum officinale Comfrey Full Sun to Part Shade A deep rooted perennial herb used for over two thousand years as a healing herb. recent findings show it to have carcinagenic properties but is safe for external preparations. a very good green manure crop. removed 2011.
  Tagetes lemmonii Copper Canyon Daisy Full Sun A true Marigold. Fall blooming bright golden yellow very aromatic foliage
  Tagetes lucida Mexican Mint Marigold Full Sun to Part Shade Used as a ornamental or as a herb T. lucida is a substitute for French Tarragon with it's licorice-anise flavor. a fall bloomer with golden yellow blooms. plants removed 2011.
Bald Cypress Taxodium distichum Bald Cypress Full Sun or Part Shade A very long lived tree Bald Cypress is a deciduous conifer which is very uncommon. pyramidal shaped in youth and with great age the top has a flatten shape. the source for cypress mulch depleting old growth trees.
Montezuma Cypress Taxodium mucronatum Montezuma Cypress Full Sun or Part Shade A Cypress of deep south Texas into Mexico. a close relative of the Bald Cypress that is a everygreen in it's natural range. is not prone to grow "knees".
Orange Trumpet Flower Tecoma elata Orange Trumpet Flower Full Sun Much confusion about this plant and it's name. growing very upright to at least 8' and blooming late spring till frost with clusters of orange-yellow flowers.
Yellow Bells Tecoma stans var. 'angustata' Yellow Bells Full Sun A native of the Trans-Pecos with narrower and more incised leaflets then T. stans var. stans. Yellow blooms late spring to frost Also more cold hardy the T. stans var. stans. Bed rebuilt 2012 plant removed.
Esperanza Tecoma stans var. stans Esperanza Full Sun T. stans var. stans is a tender perennial from central and south America that is very popular. not to be confused with T, stans var. angustata that has smaller narrower leaves. Removed by construction 2011.
Four Nerve Daisy Tetraneuris scaposa Four Nerve Daisy Full Sun An everygreen rosette that grows on thing rocky soils in full sun blooming early spring through late fall. Bed rebuilt plants removed 2012.
  Teucrium cossonii Trailing Silver Germander Full Sun Gray foliage with rose-colored blooms. Water requirements minimal.
Greenthread Thelesperma filifolium var. filifolium Greenthread Full Sun Easily confused with Coreopsis. removed by construction of new building 2011.
  Thelypteris normalis Wood Fern Shade to Part Sun A native fern. removed by construction 2011.
  Thymophylla tephroleuca Ashy Dogweed Full Sun A rare and endangered herbaceous perennial. the name is in reference to the leaf color. blooming bright yellow blooms. a very uncommon plant. .
  Thymus vulgaris English Thyme Sun-Part Shade English Thyme is a Mediterranean herb. also called garden Thyme. it has small aromatic leaves and is evergreen. also used as a ground cover on full sun. Bed removed 2011.
American Basswood Tilia americana American Basswood Full Sun to Part Shade A large tree of mesic sites. fragrant flowers make one of the best honeys in the world. the "bast" or inner bark was used for cordage, basketry and fabric and the soft wood light colored wood also used for many reasons. tree removed 2013.
  Tilia americana var. caroliniana Carolina Basswood Full Sun to Part Shade This is the southern most variety of the Tilia's. a uncommon tree of the hill country and considered a variety of Tilia americana. Tree removed 2013.
  Trachaclospermum asiaticum Asian Jasmine Full sun to part shade An invasive plant. hard to remove once established
Spiderwort Tradescantia spp. Spiderwort Full Sun or Part Shade A early blooming perennial with blue to purple flowers. each bloom lasting only one day but making many buds for a long bloom time. may be invasive. removed by construction 2011.
Chinese Tallow Tree Triadica sebifera Chinese Tallow Tree Full Sun or Part Shade First introduced in the 1700s from China and used as a ornamental tree this is a serious invasive plant to south Texas.
Eastern Gamagrass Tripsacum dactyloides Eastern Gamagrass Full Sun to Part Shade Once a common grass of lowlands on the prairie's of Texas this warm season bunch grass is now rarely found in large natural stands. this is a excellent forage grass. interesting flowers in that that terminal inflorescences has the male and female flower separate on the same spike.
Society Garlic Tulbaghia violacea Society Garlic Full Sun to Part Shade Despite the name this not a garlic ( Allium ) at all. a clump forming perennial with lavender blooms and leaves that have a strong garlic scent. the leaves are said to be edible with a garlic taste.
  Ulmus americana American Elm Sun to Part Shade Large vase shaped trees that can be very long lived. Affected by Dutch Elm disease, a fungus introduced in the 30's killing approximately 90% of existing trees.
Cedar Elm Ulmus crassifolia Cedar Elm Full Sun to Part Shade Cedar Elm is the most wide spread native Elm in Texas. very adaptable to soils and drought tolerant. the only Elm that flowers and sets seed in the fall. a good shade tree with yellow fall color.
Lacebark Elm Ulmus parvifolia Lacebark Elm Full Sun to Part Shade Native to China but has adapted to various soils. a medium size tree that is fast growing the exfoliting bark is a attractive feature. resistant to Dutch Elm Disease but susceptible to Cotton Root Rot.
Slippery Elm Ulmus rubra Slippery Elm Full Sun to Part Shade A similar tree as American Elm but with a different branching pattern. named for it's slick mucilaginous inner bark that has been used as a herbal remedy for centuries.
Tall Verbena Verbena bonariensis Tall Verbena Sun to part shade A tall airy plant with small clusters of lilac- purple blooms that attracts butterflies. although a perennial it tends to act as a reseeding annual. Removed 2012.
Sandpaper Verbena Verbena rigida Sandpaper Verbena Full Sun to Part Shade South American native that has escaped cultivation. Spreads by rhizomes. The coarse texture of the leaves gives the plant its common name, Sandpaper Verbena. Attracts butterflies. removed by construction of new building 2010.
  Verbena tenuisecta Moss Verbena Full Sun A native of South America. Fern-like foliage. Attractive to butterflies. removed by construction of new building 2011.
Lindheimer’s Crownbeard Verbesina lindheimeri Lindheimer’s Crownbeard Full Sun to Part Shade This is a little known plant that has long lasting bloom time. The yellow composite flowers attract butterflies. The rough textured leaves are a deep green. Bed rebuilt 2012 plant removed.
  Vernonia lindheimeri Woolly Ironweed Full Sun The silvery-gray linear leaves compliment the purple flowers of this beautiful summer bloomer. A tough plant the grows on thin rocky soils. Not readily available in nurseries.
  Viburnum rufidulum `Rusty Blackhaw Viburnum Full Sun or Part Shade One of the most desirable Texas- native ornamental trees. It is beautiful in the spring with clusters of white flowers. The fruit, a one seeded drupe, is a food source for a variety of animals in late summer. The fall color is spectacular. The glossy green leaves turn various shades ranging from pink-mauve to deep maroon. A drought-tolerant tree. The seeds have double dormancy so they are not often found in nurseries.
  Viguiera dentata Golden-Eye Part Shade Good accent plant that grows semi-shady areas. Attracts butterflies. bed removed 2012
Skeleton-Leaf Golden-Eye Viguiera stenoloba Skeleton-Leaf Golden-Eye Full Sun or Part Shade Evergreen shrub native to west Texas. Heat and drought tolerant. Blooms best in full sun. removed by construction of new building 2010.
  Viola missouriensis Missouri Violet Shade to Part Sun Good ground cover for moist and shady areas. Spread rapidly. removed by construction 2010.
Vitex Vitex agnus-castus Vitex Full Sun Fast growing ornamental tree. Excellent nectar plant for butterflies. Considered invasive.
  Vitex rotundifolia Beach Vitex Full Sun to Part Shade Sprawing vine-like shrub. Can be invasive in some environments. removed by construction of new sidewalk 2010.
Zexmenia Wedelia texana Zexmenia Full Sun to Part Shade This very durable plant has a long blooming period. When grown in full sun the branches tend to be upright. When grown in shade the branches will arch toward the sunlight. plants removed 2012.
Buckley Yucca Yucca constricta Buckley Yucca Full Sun Growing on rocky limestone soils of central Texas prairies. having numerous thing narrow straight leaves with long curly filiform threads on leaf margins. Bed removed 2012 plants removed.
Pale-leaf Yucca Yucca pallida Pale-leaf Yucca Full Sun A small yucca with pale blue to bluegreen leaves that is endemic to Central Texas. Food for Giant Skipper Butterfly larvae. Plant removed 2012.
  Yucca reverchonii San Angelo Yucca Full Sun Limited distribution in West Texas.
  Yucca rostrata Beaked Yucca Full Sun This is one of the "trunked" Yuccas as opposed to a basal rosette. remover by construction 2011 of new building.
Twist-Leaf Yucca Yucca rupicola Twist-Leaf Yucca Full Sun or Part Shade Cross pollination is very common among Yucca especially between Y. rupicola and Y. pallida in Central Texas. removed by construction 2011.
Toothache Tree Zanthoxylum hirsutum Toothache Tree Full Sun to Part Shade This plant was used by Native Americans and early pioneers to relieve toothache pain. Leaves are used as larvae food for the Giant Swallowtail Butterflies. The flower nectar is a food source for the adults. Entire plant thorny. Remover by construction 2011.
White Rain Lily Zephyranthes candida White Rain Lily Full Sun to Part Shade Grass- like foliage, white flowers after summer and fall rains.
  Zephyranthes x 'Prairie Sunset' 'Prairie Sunset' Rain Lily Full Sun to Part Shade Probably a hybrid of Z.X 'Capicorn' and Zephyranthes candida. plant