Welcome to Texas Wildbuds!


I was honored to receive second place in the Native Plant Society of Texas 2020 Photo Contest for my photo of Alophia drummondii (Propellerflower) from Bastrop State Park.


Species distribution maps from Biota of North America (BONAP) have been added to the plant descriptions. 


We now have over 500 species, subspecies and varieties! Many more to go. Click here to see the most recent additions.


The site has been changed to provide references to USDA Plants,  ITIS and other authoritative websites. A table on each species page provides this information along with descriptions of the plants.


Family names have been changed to conform to new APG guidelines.

...a collection of Texas wildflower photos taken around the state with most from Central Texas, the Panhandle area and Big Bend. 

The website is organized to show the species by color, name and places where they were taken. There are 556 identified species and varieties on the site as of November 15, 2020.

Click on the drop-down menus above to see some of the great variety of flowers the state offers. 

The objective in building this site is to present quality wildflower images with correct identifications and  descriptions for others to reference, use and enjoy. A lot of care has been taken in plant identification but there are likely some mistakes. Please contact me if you find errors

Enjoy the photos. And be sure to check out my Colorado Wildflowers site, too!

Tom Lebsack

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Left: Long Spur Columbine (Aquilegia longissima) Big Bend National Park. 

Banner photo: Bluebonnets in the Llano area, courtesy of Rick Capozza, Austin.

The photographs on this site are copyrighted, but can be used with prior permission and attribution.  Please contact me
 to request permission or if you would like prints. 

© Tom Lebsack 2020