We’ve just reached 500 species, subspecies and varieties! Many more to go. Click here to see the most recent additions.


The plant descriptions are in the process of being improved to provide more detail and references. 

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.

Welcome to Texas Wildbuds!

...a collection of Texas wildflower photos taken around the state with an emphasis on Central Texas and Big Bend. 

The website is organized to show the species by color, name and places where they were taken. There are 515 identified species and varieties on the site as of June 10, 2019.

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 was to display quality images of correctly identified wildflowers 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 2019