Family

Wildflower Species listed by Family

A B C D E F G H I K L M N O P R S T V Z

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A

FAMILY SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAME COLOR
Acanthaceae
(Acanthus)
Anisacanthus lineraris Big Bend Acanthus, Dwarf Anisacanth, Narrowleaf Desert Honeysuckle Red
Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii Flame Acanthus, Wright's Desert Honeysuckle, Hummingbird Bush Red
Ruellia humilis Fringeleaf Wild Petunia, Low Ruellia Purple
Ruellia nudiflora Wild Petunia Blue
Stenandrium barbatum Early Shaggytuft, Shaggy Stenandrium Pink
Amaryllidaceae
(Amaryllis)
Allium canadense var. canadense Meadow Garlic White
Allium canadense var. fraseri Fraser Meadow Garlic White
Allium drummondii Drummond's Onion, Prairie Onion Pink
Hymenocallis liriosme Spring Spiderlily White
Nothoscordum bivalve Crow Poison, False Garlic White
Zephyranthes drummondii (Cooperia pedunculata) Rain Lily White
Anacardiaceae
(Cashew)
Rhus microphylla Littleleaf Sumac, Desert Sumac White
Apiaceae
(Parsley)
Bifora americana Prairie Bishop's-weed White
Chaerophyllum tainturieri Chervil White
Daucus pusillus American Wild Carrot, Rattlesnake Weed White
Eryngium leavenworthii Eryngo, Leavenworth's Eryngo Purple
Parthenium confertum Lyreleaf Parthenium, Gray's Feverfew White
Parthenium hysterophorus False Ragweed, Santa Maria Feverfew White
Torilis arvensis Hedge Parsley, Spreading Hedge Parsley White
Apocynaceae
(Dogbane)
Amsonia ciliata Texas Bluestar, Fringed Bluestar Blue
Amsonia longiflora Tubular Bluestar White/Blue
Asclepias asperula Antelope Horns White
Matelea reticulata Green Milkweed Vine, Pearl Milkweed Vine Green
Aquifoliaceae
(Holly)
Ilex decidua Possumhaw, Possum Haw White
Ilex vomitoria Yaupon Holly White
Asparagaceae
(Asparagus)
Agave havardiana Century Plant, Havard Agave Yellow
Agave lechuguilla Lechuguilla Red
Dasylirion leiophyllum Green Sotol, Sotol Yellow
Hesperaloe parviflora Red Yucca, Redflower False Yucca Red
Yucca elata Soaptree Yucca White
Yucca faxonia Giant Dagger Yucca White
Yucca rupicola Texas Yucca, Twisted-leaf Yucca White
Yucca thompsoniana Thompson Yucca, Beaked Yucca White
Yucca treculeana (Yucca torreyi) Spanish Dagger Yucca, Don Quixote's Lace White
Asteraceae
(Sunflower, Aster)
Achillea millefolium Yarrow, Milfoil White
Acourtia runcinata Peonia, Featherleaf Desertpeony Pink
Ageratina havanensis (Eupatorium havanense) Shrubby Boneset, Havana Snakeroot White
Ambrosia psilostachya Cuman Ragweed, Perennial Ragweed Yellow
Amphiachyris amoena (Xanthocephalum amoenum) Texas Broomweed Yellow
Aphanostephus riddelli Riddell's Dozedaisy, Riddell's Lazydaisy White
Baccharis neglecta Poverty Weed, Rooseveltweed White
Bahia absinthifolia Yerba Raton, Hairy Bahia Yellow
Baileya multiradiata Desert Marigold Yellow
Berlandiera X betonicifolia Texas Greeneyes Yellow
Bradburia pilosa (Chrysopsis pilosa) Soft Goldenaster Yellow
Centaurea melitensis Maltese Star Thistle, Tocalote Yellow
Chaetopappa asteroides Least Daisy White
Chaetopappa bellidifolia Dwarf White Aster, Whiteray Leastdaisy White
Chaptalia texana Silver Puff White
Chrysactinia mexicana Damianita Yellow
Cirsium texanum Texas Thistle Pink
Conoclinium coelestinum Blue Mistflower Blue
Conoclinium dissectum (Conoclinium greggii, Eupatorium greggii) Palmleaf Thoroughwort, Mistflower Blue
Coreopsis basalis Goldenmane Tickseed, Golden-wave Yellow
Coreopsis lanceolata Lance-leaf Tickseed, Lance Coreopsis Yellow
Croptilon divaricatum Slender Scratch-daisy, Goldenweed Yellow
Echinacea purpurea Purple Coneflower, Eastern Purple Coneflower Purple/Pink
Engelmannia peristenia Engelmann's Daisy Yellow
Erigeron modestus Plains Fleabane White
Erigeron philadelphicus Philadelphia Fleabane White
Erigeron strigosus Daisy Fleabane, Prairie Fleabane White
Eupatorium serotinum White Boneset, Late-flowering Thoroughwort White
Gaillardia pulchella Blanketflower, Indian Blanket Yellow/Orange
Grindelia squarrosa var. nuda Curlycup Gumweed Yellow
Helenium amarum var. amarum Yellow Sneezeweed, Bitterweed Yellow
Helenium amarum var. badium Yellow Sneezeweed, Bitterweed Yellow
Helenium elegans Pretty Sneezeweed Yellow
Helianthus annuus Sunflower, Common Sunflower Yellow
Helianthus maximiliani Maximilian Sunflower Yellow
Heterotheca canascens Gray Goldenaster Yellow
Heterotheca subaxillaris Camphorweed, Goldenaster Yellow
Hymenopappus scabiosaeus var. corymbosus Old Plainsman White
Hypochaeris glabra Smooth Cat's-ear Yellow
Lactuca ludoviciana Wild Lettuce, Louisiana Lettuce Pink
Lactuca serriola Prickly Lettuce Yellow
Liatris punctata var. mucronata (Liatris mucronata) Narrowleaf Gayfeather, Gayfeather Purple/Pink
Lindheimera texana Texas Star, Texas Yellowstar Yellow
Lygodesmia texana Skeleton Plant Pink
Machaeranthera tanacetifolia Tansy-leaf Aster Purple
Marshallia caespitosa Barbara's Buttons, Puff Balls White
Melampodium leucanthum Blackfoot Daisy, Plains Blackfoot White
Nicolletia edwardsii Hole-in-the-sand Plant White
Packera obovata Golden Groundsel, Round-leaf Groundsel Yellow
Packera millelobata Uinta Ragwort Yellow
Palafoxia callosa Small Palafox Pink
Palafoxia hookeriana Sand Palafox Pink
Pectis angustifolia Lemonscent Yellow
Perityle parryi Heartleaf Rockdaisy, Parry's Rockdaisy Yellow
Perityle vaseyi Margined Rockdaisy Yellow
Pinaropappus roseus White Rock-lettuce, White Dandelion White
Plectocephalus americanus (Centaurea americana) American Basketflower, American Star Thistle Purple/White
Pluchea odorata Sweetscent, Marsh Fleabane Pink
Porophyllum scoparium Shrubby Poreleaf, Trans-Pecos Poreleaf Yellow
Psathyrotopis scaposa Naked Turtleback, Naked Brittlestem White
Psilostrophe tagetina Wooly Paperflower Yellow
Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium Rabbit Tobacco, Sweet Everlasting White
Pyrrhopappus carolinianus Carolina Desert Chicory Yellow
Pyrrhopappus pauciflorus (Pyrrhopappus multicaulis) Texas Dandelion Yellow
Ratibida columnifera Mexican Hat, Prairie Coneflower Yellow
Rudbeckia hirta Brown-eyed Susan, Black-eyed Susan Yellow
Rudbeckia maxima Giant Coneflower, Great Coneflower Yellow
Senecio ampullaceus Texas Groundsel, Texas Ragwort Yellow
Solidago altissima Tall Goldenrod Yellow
Solidago nemoralis Gray Goldenrod, Prairie Goldenrod Yellow
Sonchus asper Spiny Sow-thistle Yellow
Symphyotrichum drummondii var. texanum (Aster texanus) Texas Aster, Drummond's Aster White
Symphyotrichum patens var. patens (Aster patens) Late Purple Aster Purple
Symphyotrichum pratense (Aster pratensis) Barrens Silky Aster, Meadow Aster Purple
Tetragonotheca texana Squarebud Daisy, Nerve-ray Yellow
Tetraneuris linearifolia var. linearifolia (Hymenoxys linearifolia) Fine-leaf Four-nerved Daisy, Slender-leaf Bitterweed Yellow
Tetraneuris scaposa var. scaposa (Hymenoxys scaposa) Four-nerved Daisy, Plains Yellow Daisy, Bitterweed, Slender-stem Bitterweed Yellow
Thelesperma filifolium Greenthread Yellow
Thelesperma megapotamicum Hopi Tea Greenthread Yellow
Thymophylla acerosa (Dyssodia acerosa) Pricklyleaf Dogweed, Texas Dogweed Yellow
Thymophylla pentachaeta (Dyssodia pentachaeta) Common Dogweed, Five-needle Pricklyleaf, Parralena Yellow
Trixis californica American Threefold Yellow
Verbesina encelioides Golden Crownbeard Yellow
Verbesina virginica Frostweed, White Crownbeard White
Viguiera dentata Sunflower Goldeneye Yellow
Viguiera stenoloba Skeleton-leaf Goldeneye, Resinweed Yellow
Wedelia acapulcensis var. hispida (Zexmenia hispida, Wedelia hispida) Hairy Wedelia, Zexmenia Yellow
Xanthisma spinulosum var. chihuahuanum (Machaeranthera pinnatifida var. chihuahuana) Chihuahua Tansyaster Yellow
Xanthisma texanum var. drummondii Drummond's Sleepy-daisy Yellow
Youngia japonica Oriental False Hawksbeard Yellow

B

FAMILY SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAME COLOR
Berberidaceae
(Barberry)
Berberis trifoliolata (Mahonia trifoliolata) Agarita Yellow
Bignoniacea
(Trumpet-creeper)
Bignonia capreolata Crossvine Red
Chilopsis linearis Desert Willow Pink/Lavender
Tecoma stans Esperanza, Yellow Bells Yellow
Boraginaceae
(Forget-me-not)
Cryptantha crassipes (Oreocarya crassipes) Terlingua Creek Catseye, Terlingua Creek Cryptantha White
Cryptantha crassisepala Thicksepal Catseye, Thicksepal Cryptantha White
Heliotropium procumbens (Euploca procumbens) Four-spike Heliotrope White
Heliotropium tenellum White Heliotrope, Pasture Heliotrope White
Lithospermum caroliniense Carolina Puccoon Yellow
Lithospermum incisum Fringed Puccoon Yellow
Nama havardii Havard Nama, Havard Fiddleleaf Pink
Nama hispida (Nama hispidum) Sand Bells, Bristly Nama Pink/Purple
Nama torynophyllum (Nama torynophylla) Mat Nama Pink
Nemophila phacelioides Baby Blue-eyes Blue
Omphalodes aliena Mexican Navelwort, Mexican Navelseed Blue
Onosmodium helleri Heller's Marbleseed White
Tiquilia hispidissima Hairy Crinklemat Pink
Tiquilia mexicana Mexican Crinklemat Pink/White/Lavender
Brassicaceae
(Mustard)
Capsella bursa-pastoris Shepherd's Purse White/Pink
Descurainia pinnata Tansy Mustard, Western Tansymustard Yellow
Dimorphocarpa wizlizenii Spectacle Pod White
Lepidium virginicum Peppergrass White
Physaria argyraea ssp. argyraea (Lesquerella argyraea) Silver Bladderpod Yellow
Physaria engelmannii (Lesquerella engelmannii) Engelmann's Bladderpod Yellow
Physaria purpurea (Lesquerella purpurea) White Bladderpod, Rose Bladderpod White
Physaria gracilis (Lesquerella gracilis) Cloth-of-gold, Spreading Bladderpod Yellow
Rapistrum rugosum Bastard Cabbage Yellow
Nerisyrenia camporum Bicolor Mustard, Mesa Greggia Yellow
Bromeliaceae
(Bromeliad)
Hechtia texensis Texas False Agave, Guapilla White

C

FAMILY SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAME COLOR
Cactaceae
(Cactus)
Coryphantha sulcata Nipple Cactus Yellow
Cylindropuntia imbricata var. imbricata Tree Cholla, Cane Cholla Pink
Cylindropuntia leptocaulis Pencil Cactus, Desert Christmas Cactus Red
Echinocactus texensis Horse Crippler Pink
Echinocereus chisoensis Chisos Hedgehog Cactus Pink
Echinocereus coccineus var. paucispinus Claret Cup Red
Echinocereus dasyacanthus Texas Rainbow Cactus, Spiny Hedgehog Cactus Yellow
Echinocereus enneacanthus ssp. enneacanthus Strawberry Hedgehog Cactus Pink
Echinocereus reichenbachii Lace Cactus Pink
Echinocereus russanthus (E. viridiflorus var. russanthus) Rusty Hedgehog Cactus Dark Red
Echinocereus stramineus ssp. stramineus Strawberry Cactus Pink
Echinocereus viridiflorus ssp. cylindricus Nylon Hedgehog Cactus Yellow
Grusonia aggeria Clumped Dog Colla, Jumping Dog Cholla Yellow
Grusonia grahamii Graham's Dog Cholla Yellow
Opuntia engelmannii var. engelmannii Prickly Pear, Cactus Apple Yellow
Opuntia macrocentra Purple Prickly Pear Yellow
Opuntia phaecantha Desert Prickly Pear, Tulip Prickly Pear Yellow
Opuntia spinosibacca Spiny-fruited Prickly Pear Yellow
Thelocactus bicolor ssp. bicolor Glory of Texas Pink
Campanulaceae
(Bellflower)
Triodanis perfoliata ssp. biflora (Triodanis biflora) Small-leaf Venus Looking-glass Purple
Caprifoliaceae
(Honeysuckle)
Lonicera japonica Japanese Honeysuckle White
Loncera sempervirens Coral Honeysuckle, Trumpet Honeysuckle Red
Carophyllaceae
(Pink)
Cerastium glomeratum Sticky Chickweed White
Minuartia drummondii Drummond's Stichwort, Sandwort White
Silene gallica Windmill Catchfly Pink
Silene laciniata Cardinal Catchfly Red
Cistaceae
(Rock-rose)
Helianthemum georgianum Rockrose, Georgia Frostweed Yellow
Cleomaceae
(Cleome)
Polanisia dodecandra Clammyweed, Redwhisker Clammyweed White
Polanisia uniglandulosa Mexican Clammyweed White
Commelinaceae
(Spiderwort)
Commelina erecta Dayflower Blue
Tinantia anomala False Dayflower Blue/White
Tradescantia gigantea Giant Spiderwort Blue/Purple/White
Tradescantia humilis Texas Spiderwort Blue
Tradescantia pedicellata Granite Spiderwort, Edwards Plateau Spiderwort Blue/Purple
Tradescantia subacaulis Stemless Spiderwort Blue/Purple
Convolvulaceae
(Morning Glory)
Convolvulus equitans Texas Bindweed White/Pink
Evolvulus alsinoides Slender Dwarf Morning-glory Blue
Evolvulus sericeus Silver Dwarf Morning-glory, Creeping Morning-glory White
Ipomoea cordatotriloba Tievine Purple
Ipomoea turbinata Purple Moonflower Purple
Cornaceae
(Dogwood)
Cornus drummondii Roughleaf Dogwood White
Crassulaceae
(Stonecrop)
Sedum nuttallii Yellow Stonecrop Yellow
Cucurbitaceae
(Gourd)
Cucurbita foetidissima Buffalo Gourd Yellow
Ibervillea lindheimeri Lindheimer's Globeberry, Balsamgourd Yellow
Cyperaceae
(Sedge)
Cyperus echinatus Globe Flatsedge Green

E

FAMILY SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAME COLOR
Ericaceae
(Heath)
Arbutus xalapensis Texas Madrone White
Vaccinium arboreum Farkleberry, Sparkleberry White
Euphorbiaceae
(Spurge)
Acalypha phleoides Shrubby Copperleaf Red/Green
Cnidoscolus texanus Texas Bullnettle, Mala Mujer White
Croton lindheimeri
(Croton capitatus var. lindheimeri)
Hogwort, Lindheimer's Hogwort, Woolly Goatweed White
Croton monanthogynus One-seed Croton, Prairie Tea White
Euphorbia corollata Flowering Spurge White
Euphorbia eriantha Beetle Spurge, Woolly-flower Spurge White
Euphorbia marginata Snow-on-the-mountain White
Jatropha dioica var. graminea Leatherstem Pink

F

FAMILY SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAME COLOR
Fabaceae
(Pea)
Acmispon oroboides (Lotus plebeius) New Mexico Bird's-foot Trefoil, Pine Deervetch Yellow
Albizia julibrissin Mimosa, Silktree Pink
Amorpha fruticosa False Indigo Bush Purple
Astragalus crassicarpus var. berlandieri Groundplum Milkvetch, Berlandieri's Groundplum White
Astragalus leptocarpus Rare Loco Milkvetch, Slimpod Milkvetch Purple
Astragalus nuttallianus var. austrinus Smallflowered Milkvetch, Rio Fronteras Milkvetch Blue/Purple
Astragalus nuttallianus var. nuttallianus Smallflowered Milkvetch, Turkey-pea Blue/Purple
Bauhinia lunarioides Anacacho Orchid Tree White
Centrosema virginianum Butterfly Pea Lavender
Cercis canadensis var. texensis Texas Redbud Tree Pink
Chamaecrista fasciculata Partridge Pea Yellow
Coursetia axillaris Texas Babybonnets White
Desmodium ciliare Hairy Small-leaf Tickclover, Littleleaf Tickclover Pink
Desmodium paniculatum Panicled Tickclover, Panicled Ticktrefoil, Panicledleaf Ticktrefoil Pink
Dalea aurea Golden Dalea, Golden Prairie Clover Yellow
Dalea formosa Feather Dalea Purple/Pink
Dalea frutescens Black Dalea, Black Prairie-clover Purple/Pink
Dalea neomexicana Downy Prairie-clover Purple
Dalea phleoides Slim-spike Prairie-clover White
Dalea wrightii Wright's Prairie-clover Purple
Eysenhardtia texana Texas Kidneywood, Bee-brush White
Indigofera miniata Scarlet Pea Red
Lespedeza hirta Hairy Lespedeza White
Lespedeza procumbens Trailing Lespedeza Pink
Leucaena retusa Littleleaf Leadtree Yellow
Lupinus havardii Big Bend Bluebonnet, Chisos Bluebonnet Blue
Lupinus texensis Texas Bluebonnet Blue
Medicago minima Little Bur-clover Yellow
Melilotus albus White Sweet Clover White
Mimosa aculeaticarpa Catclaw Mimosa Pink
Mimosa emoryana Emory Mimosa Pink
Mimosa nuttallii Nuttall's Sensitive-briar, Catclaw Sensitive-briar Pink
Mimosa roemeriana Roemer's Mimosa, Sensitive Briar Pink
Mimosa turneri Turner Mimosa Pink
Neptunia pubescens Tropical Puff Yellow
Parkinsonia aculeata Mexican Paloverde, Paloverde, Jerusalem Thorn, Retama Yellow
Pediomelum latestipulatum Breadroot, Texas Plains Indian Breadroot Blue
Prosopis glandulosa var. glandulosa Honey Mesquite Yellow/White
Senegalia greggii (Acacia greggii) Catclaw Acacia White
Senna lindheimeriana Velvet-leaf Senna Yellow
Senna pilosior Trans-Pecos Senna Yellow
Senna roemeriana Two-leaf Senna Yellow
Sophora secundiflora Texas Mountain Laurel, Mescal Bean Purple
Stylosanthes biflora Pencilflower, Sidebeak Pencilflower Yellow
Tephrosia lindheimeri Hoary Pea Pink
Vachellia constricta (Acacia constricta) Whitethorn Acacia Yellow
Vachellia farnesiana (Acacia farnesiana) Huisache, Sweet Acacia Yellow
Vicia ludoviciana Deer Pea Vetch, Louisiana Vetch Blue
Vicia villosa Winter Vetch Blue
Wisteria frutescens Texas Wisteria, American Wisteria Pink
Fouquieriaceae
(Ocotillo)
Fouquieria splendens Ocotillo Red

G-H-I-K

FAMILY SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAME COLOR
Gentianaceae
(Gentian)
Eustoma exaltatum ssp. russellianum (Eustoma grandiflorum) Texas Bluebells, Showy Prairie Gentian Purple/Pink
Sabatia campestris Meadow Pink, Texas Star Pink
Zeltnera beyrichii (Centaurium beyrichii) Mountain Pink Pink
Zeltnera calycosa (Centaurium calycosum) Rosita Pink
Gerianaceae
(Geranium)
Erodium cicutarium Redstem Stork's Bill Pink
Erodium texanum Texas Stork's Bill Purple
Geranium carolinianum Carolina Geranium, Carolina Crane's-bill White
Hydrophyllaceae
(Waterleaf)
Phacelia congesta Blue Curls, Blue-curls Blue
Phacelia infundibuliformus or
Phacelia petiolata
Rio Grande Scorpionweed, Rio Grande Phacelia Blue
Iridaceae
(Iris)
Alophia drummondii Propeller Flower Purple
Sisyrinchium pruinosum Blue-eyed Grass, Narrow-leaf Blue-eyed Grass Blue
Sisyrinchium rosulatum Annual Blue-eyed Grass White
Iris fulva Copper Iris Red
Nemastylis geminiflora Celestials Blue
Krameriaceae
(Krameria)
Krameria erecta) Littleaf Ratany Red
Krameria grayi (Krameria bicolor) White Ratany Red
Krameria lanceolata Trailing Ratany, Trailing Krameria Red

L

FAMILY SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAME COLOR
Lamiaceae
(Mint)
Callicarpa americana American Beautyberry White
Hedeoma acinoides Slender False Pennyroyal, Slender Hedeoma Pink
Hedeoma drummondii Mock Pennyroyal, Drummond's False Pennyroyal Pink/Lavender
Lamium amplexicaule Henbit Purple/Lavender
Monarda citriodora Lemon Beebalm, Purple Horsemint Purple
Monarda clinopodioides Basil Beebalm, Purple Horsemint White
Monarda punctata Spotted Beebalm Yellow
Physostegia angustifolia Narrow-leaf False Dragonhead Purple
Salvia azura Blue Sage Blue
Salvia coccinea Tropical Sage, Blood Sage Red
Salvia engelmannii Englemann's Sage Blue
Salvia farinacea Mealycup Sage, Mealy Blue Sage Blue/White
Salvia greggii Autumn Sage Pink
Salvia lyrata Lyre-leaf Sage Blue
Salvia penstemonoides Big Red Sage Red
Salvia regla Mountain Sage Red
Salvia roemeriana Cedar Sage Red
Scutellaria drummondii Drummond's Skullcap Blue/Purple
Scutellaria ovata Heartleaf Skullcap Blue/Purple
Scutellaria wrightii Wright's Skullcap, Bushy Skullcap Blue/Purple
Stachys crenata Mouse's Ear, Shade Betony Pink
Teucrium canadense American Germander, Canada Germander, Wood Sage Pink
Teucrium cubense Small Coastal Germander, Cut-leaf Germander White
Vitex agnus-castus Lilac Chastetree Purple
Liliaceae
(Lily)
Nolina texana Texas Beargrass, Texas Sacahuista, Basket Grass, Bunch Grass White
Linaceae
(Flax)
Linum aristatum Bristle Flax Yellow
Linum berlandieri Berlandieri's Yellow Flax, Bowl Flax Yellow
Linum hudsonioides Texas Flax, Hudson Flax Yellow
Linum rupestre Rock Flax Yellow
Loasaceae
(Stickleaf)
Mentzelia decapetala Ten-petal Blazingstar White
Eucnide bartoniodes Rock-nettle, Yellow Stingbush Yellow
Mentzelia oligosperma Stickleaf, Chickenthief Yellow
Mentzelia reverchonii Prairie Stickleaf Yellow
Loganiaceae
(Logania)
Gelsemium sempervirens Carolina Jessamine, Evening Trumpetflower Yellow

M-N

FAMILY SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAME COLOR
Malvaceae
(Mallow)
Albutilon fruticosum Texas Indian Mallow, Pelotazo Yellow
Allowissadula holosericea Velvet Mallow Yellow
Callirhoe involucrata Winecup, Purple Poppymallow Pink
Callirhoe involucrata var. lineariloba White Winecup, Poppymallow White
Hibiscus coulteri Desert Rosemallow Yellow
Hibiscus denudatus Desert Hibiscus Pink
Hibiscus grandiflorus Swamp Rosemallow Pink
Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii Turk's Cap, Wax Mallow Red
Pavonia lasiopetala Rose Mallow, Rock Rose Pink
Sida abutifolia Spreading Fanpetals Yellow
Sida ciliaris Bracted Fanpetals, Bracted Sida Red
Sphaeralcea coccinea Caliche Globemallow, Scarlet Globemallow Orange
Sphaeralcea angustifolia Narrow-leaf Globemallow Pink/Lavender
Nyctaginaceae
(Four O'clock)
Acleisanthes wrightii Wright's Trumpets White
Allionia incarnata Trailing Four O'clock, Trailing Windmills Pink
Mirabilis texensis Texas Four O'clock Purple

O

FAMILY SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAME COLOR
Oleaceae
(Olive)
Fraxinus cuspidata Fragrant Ash White
Menodora heterophylla Redbud, Low Menodora Yellow
Onagraceae
(Evening Primrose)
Ludwigia octovalvis Mexican primrose-willow, Water Primrose Yellow
Oenothera berlandieri (Calypholus berlandieri) Square-bud Primrose, Berlandieri's Sundrops Yellow
Oenothera berlandieri (Calypholus berlandieri) Square-bud Primrose, Berlandieri's Sundrops Yellow
Oenothera berlandieri ssp. pinifolius (Calypholus berlandieri ssp. pinifolius) Square-bud Primrose, Berlandieri's Sundrops Yellow
Oenothera boquillensis (Gaura boquillensis) Rio Grande Beeblossom, Boquillas Lizardtail White/Pink
Oenothera brachycarpa Short-fruit Evening Primrose Yellow
Oenothera laciniata Cut-leaf Evening Primrose Yellow
Oenothera lindheimeri (Gaura lindheimeri) Lindheimer's Beeblossom, White Gaura White
Oenothera macrocarpa ssp. macrocarpa (Oenothera missouriensis) Big-fruit Evening Primrose Yellow
Oenothera patriciae (Guara brachycarpa) Plains Beeblossom White
Oenothera rhombipetala Fourpoint Evening Primrose Yellow
Oenothera speciosa Pink Evening Primrose Pink
Oenothera suffrutescens (Gaura coccinea) Scarlet Gaura, Scarlet Beeblossom Pink
Oenothera tubicula (Calypholus tubicula) Texas Sundrops Yellow
Orchidaceae
(Orchid)
Spiranthes cernua Nodding Lady's Tresses White
Orobanchaceae
(Broomrape)
Agalinis edwardsiana Plateau False Foxglove Pink
Agalinis heterophylla Prairie False Foxglove, Prairie Gerardia Pink
Castilleja indivisa Texas Paintbrush Red/Yellow/White
Castilleja integra Wholeleaf Indian Paintbrush, Squawfeather Red/Yellow
Oxalidaceae
(Wood Sorrel)
Oxalis dillenii Yellow Woodsorrel Yellow
Oxalis drummondii Drummond's Woodsorrel Purple

P

FAMILY SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAME COLOR
Papaveraceae
(Poppy)
Argemone albiflora White Prickly Poppy White
Argemone aurantiaca Texas Prickly Poppy White
Argemone squarrosa Hedgehog Prickly Poppy White
Argemone mexicana Mexican Prickly Poppy Yellow
Eschscholzia californica ssp. mexicana Mexican Gold Poppy, California Gold Poppy Yellow
Papaver rhoeas Corn Poppy, Flanders Poppy, Remembrance Poppy Red
Phytolaccaceae
(Pokeweed)
Phytolacca americana American Pokeweed White
Rivina humilis Pigeon-berry, Rougeplant Pink
Plantaginaceae
(Plantain)
Nuttallanthus texanus Texas Toadflax Purple
Penstemon cobaea Wild Foxglove Pink
Penstemon dasyphyllus Cochise Beardtongue, Purple Penstemon Blue/Purple
Penstemon havardii Big Bend Beardtongue, Havard Penstemon Red
Penstemon laxiflorus Nodding Beardtongue, Loose-flowered Penstemon White
Penstemon triflorus Scarlet Penstemon, Heller's Beardtongue Red/Pink
Plantago helleri Heller's Plantain White
Plantago lanceolata Buckhorn Plantain, English Plantain White
Plantago patagonica Woolly Plantain White
Plantago rhodosperma Redseed Plantain White
Plantago wrightiana Wright's Plantain White
Veronica anagallis-aquatica Water Speedwell Blue
Veronica persica Bird-eye Speedwell, Winter Speedwell Blue
Poaceae
(Grass)
Bouteloua curtipendula Sideoats Grama White/Green
Dasyochloa pulchella Low Woollygrass, Fluffgrass White
Polemoniaceae
(Phlox)
Giliastrum incisum Cut-leaf Gilia, Split-leaf Gilia Blue
Giliastrum rigidulum Blue Gilia, Bluebowls Blue
Ipomopsis aggregata Scarlet Gilia, Skyrocket Red
Ipomopsis rubra Standing Cypress, Texas Plume Red
Phlox divaricata Wild Blue Phlox Blue/Purple
Phlox drummondii Drummond's Phlox Red
Phlox mesoleuca Thread-leaf Phlox Pink/Purple
Phlox roemeriana Golden-eye Phlox Pink/Purple
Polygalaceae
(Milkwort)
Polygala alba White Milkwort White
Polygonaceae
(Buckwheat)
Rumex hastatulus Heartwing Sorrel White/Pink/Green/Red
Rumex pulcher Fiddle Dock Green
Polyporaceae
(Bracket Fungi)
Laetiporus sulphureus Chicken-of-the-woods
Portulacaceae
(Purslane)
Portulaca pilosa Kiss Me Quick, Shaggy Portulaca Pink
Primulaceae
(Primrose)
Anagallis arvensis Scarlet Pimpernel Orange
Anagallis monelli Flax-leaf Pimpernel Blue

R

FAMILY SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAME COLOR
Ranunculaceae
(Buttercup)
Anemone berlandieri Ten-petal Anemone, Windflower White/Blue
Aquilegia hinkleyana (Aquilegia chrysantha var. hinkleyana) Texas Gold Columbine Yellow
Aquilegia longissima Long Spur Columbine Yellow
Clematis coahuilensis None White
Clematis texensis Scarlet Leatherflower, Texas Clematis Red
Delphinium carolinianum ssp. vimineum Pine Woods Larkspur, Blue Larkspur Blue
Delphinium carolinianum ssp. virescens Prairie Larkspur, White Larkspur, Carolina Larkspur White
Ranunculus macranthus Large Buttercup Yellow
Rosaceae
(Rose)
Fallugia paradoxa Apache Plume White
Prunus mexicana Mexican Plum White
Rubus trivialis Southern Dewberry White
Rubiaceae
(Madder)
Cephalanthus occidentalis Buttonbush White
Diodia virginiana Virginia Buttonweed White
Galium aparine Stickywilly, Catchweed Bedstraw, Cleavers White
Sherardia arvensis Field Madder Pink
Stenaria nigricans var. nigricans (Hedyotis nigricans var. nigricans, Houstonia nigricans var. nigricans) Diamondflowers, Baby's Breath, Bluets Pink/White
Rutaceae
(Rue)
Ptelea trifoliata Wafer Ash, Hoptree White
Thamnosma texana Dutchman's Breeches, Desert Rue Yellow

S

FAMILY SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAME COLOR
Sapindaceae
(Soapberry)
Aesculus pavia var. pavia Red Buck-eye Red
Ungnadia speciosa Mexican Buck-eye Pink
Scrophulariaceae
(Figwort)
Epixiphium wislizeni (Maurandya wislizeni) Balloonbush, Snadragon Vine Blue
Leucophyllum candidum Boquillas Silverleaf, Brewster County Barometerbush Purple
Leucophyllum frutescens Texas Purple Sage, Texas Barometer-bush, Cenizo Purple
Selaginellaceae
(Spikemoss)
Selaginella lepidophylla Flower of Stone White
Solanaceae
(Nightshade)
Capiscum annum var. glabriusculum Chili Pequin, Chilipiquin, Bird Pepper White
Chamaesaracha sordida False Nightshade White
Chamaesaracha villosa Woolly False Nightshade, Trans-Pecos Five-eyes White
Datura inoxia Jimson-weed, Indian Apple White
Nicotiana glauca Tree Tobacco Yellow
Nicotiana obtusifolia Desert Tobacco White
Solanum dimidiatum Nightshade, Western Horsenettle Purple
Solanum elaeagnifolium Silverleaf Nightshade Purple
Solanum rostratum Buffalo Bur, Buffalobur Nightshade Yellow
Solanum triquetrum Texas Nightshade White

T-V-Z

FAMILY SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAME COLOR
Tamaricaceae
(Tamarisk)
Tamarix ramosissima Salt Cedar Pink
Tetrachondraceae

Polypremum procumbens Juniper-leaf, Rustweed White
Valerianaceae
(Valerian)
Valerianella radiata Beaked Cornsalad White
Verbenaceae
(Verbena)
Aloysia gratissima Beebrush, Whitebrush White
Glandularia bipinnatifida Prairie Verbena, Dakota Mock Vervain Purple
Glandularia pumila Low Verbena, Pink Mock Vervain Purple
Lantana achyranthifolia (Lantana macropoda) Mejorana, Desert Lantana, Shrub Verbena White/Pink
Lantana horrida (Lantana urticoides) Texas Lantana, Calico Bush Orange/Yellow
Lantana montevidensis Trailing Shrubverbena, Trailing Lantana White/Pink
Phyla nodiflora Turkey Tangle Frog-fruit, Texas Frog-fruit White
Verbena canscens Gray Vervain Purple
Verbena halei Texas Vervain Purple
Zygophyllaceae
(Caltrop)
Guaiacum angustifolium Soapbush, Guyacan Purple
Kallstroemia grandiflora Arizona Poppy, Orange Caltrop Yellow/Orange
Larrea tridentata Creosote Bush Yellow


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