Texas
Wildbuds

Flowers by Family

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FAMILY SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAME COLOR
Acanthaceae
(Acanthus)
Anisacanthus linearis Big Bend Acanthus, Dwarf Anisacanth, Narrowleaf Desert Honeysuckle Red
Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii Flame Acanthus, Wright's Desert Honeysuckle, Hummingbird Bush Red
Dyschoriste schiedeana var. decumbens
(Dyschoriste decumbens)
Spreading Snakeherb Purple
Justicia americana American Water-willow White
Justicia pilosella
(Siphonoglossa pilosella)
Gregg's Tube-tongue, Tube-tongue Purple
Ruellia humilis Fringeleaf Wild Petunia, Low Ruellia Purple
Ruellia nudiflora Wild Petunia Blue
Ruellia parryi Parry's Wild Petunia Purple
Stenandrium barbatum Early Shaggytuft, Shaggy Stenandrium Pink
Adoxaceae
(Moschatel)
Viburnum rufidulum Rusty Blackhaw, Rusty Viburnum White
Amaranthaceae
(Amaranth)
Amaranthus palmeri Palmer's Amaranth, Carelessweed White
Froelichia gracilis Slender Snake-cotton White
Gomphrena nealleyi Neally's Globe-amaranth White
Guilleminea densa var. aggregata Small Matweed White
Iresine heterophylla Standley's Bloodleaf White
Salsola tragus Russian Thistle, Tumbleweed White
Tidestromia lanuginosa Woolly Tidestromia, Honeymat White
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
Crinum bulbispermum Hardy Swamp Lily White
Hymenocallis liriosme Spring Spiderlily White
Nothoscordum bivalve Crow Poison, False Garlic White
Zephyranthes chlorosolen
(Cooperia drummondii)
Evening Rain-lily White
Zephyranthes drummondii
(Cooperia pedunculata)
Hill Country Rain-lily, Prairie Lily White
Anacardiaceae
(Sumac)
Rhus microphylla Littleleaf Sumac, Desert Sumac White
Toxicodendron pubescens
(Rhus toxicodendron var. eximia)
Atlantic Poison Oak, Eastern Poison Oak White
Apiaceae
(Parsley)
Bifora americana
(Atrema americanum)
Prairie Bishop's-weed, Prairie Bishop White
Chaerophyllum tainturieri Chervil White
Conium maculatum Poison Hemlock White
Cyclospermum leptophyllum
(Apium leptophyllum)
Marsh Parsley White
Daucus pusillus American Wild Carrot, Rattlesnake Weed White
Eryngium leavenworthii Eryngo, Leavenworth's Eryngo Purple
Torilis arvensis Hedge Parsley, Spreading Hedge Parsley White
Trepocarpus aethusae Whitenymph White
Apocynaceae
(Dogbane)
Amsonia ciliata Texas Bluestar, Fringed Bluestar White
Amsonia longiflora Tubular Bluestar White
Amsonia palmeri Palmer's Bluestar White
Asclepias asperula Antelope Horns White
Asclepias oenotheroides Zizotes Milkweed White
Funastrum cynanchoides var. cynanchoides
(Sarcostemma cynanchoides var. cynanchoides)
Climbing Milkweed, Fringed Twinevine White
Matelea reticulata Green Milkweed Vine, Pearl Milkweed Vine Green
Metastelma barbigerum
(Cynachum barbigerum)
Bearded Swallow-wort White
Aquifoliaceae
(Holly)
Ilex decidua Possumhaw, Possum Haw White
Ilex vomitoria Yaupon Holly White
Arecaceae
(Palm)
Sabal minor Palmetto, Dwarf White
Araliaceae
(Ginseng)
Hydrocotyle umbellata Umbrella Pennyroyal, Manyflower Marshpennywort White
Asparagaceae
(Asparagus)
Agave havardiana Century Plant, Havard Agave Yellow
Agave lecheguilla
Agave lechuguilla
Lecheguilla Red
Androstephium coeruleum Blue Funnel-lily Blue
Dasylirion leiophyllum Green Sotol, Sotol Yellow
Hesperaloe parviflora Red Yucca, Redflower False Yucca Red
Nolina texana Texas Beargrass, Texas Sacahuista, Basket Grass, Bunch Grass White
Yucca arkansana Arkansas Yucca White
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
Acourtia wrightii Pink Perezzia, Brownfoot, Wright's Desertpeony Pink
Ageratina havanensis
(Eupatorium havanense)
Shrubby Boneset, Havana Snakeroot White
Ageratina wrightii
(Eupatorium wrightii)
Wright's Snakeroot, Wright Ageratina White
Amblyolepis setigera Huisache Daisy Yellow
Ambrosia monogyra
(Hymenoclea monogyra)
Single Whorl Burro-brush White
Ambrosia psilostachya Cuman Ragweed, Perennial Ragweed Yellow
Amphiachyris amoena
(Gutierrezia amoena, Xanthocephalum amoenum)
Texas Broomweed Yellow
Aphanostephus ramosissimus Plains Dozedaisy, Plains Lazy Daisy White
Aphanostephus skirrhobasis Arkansas Dozedaisy, Arkansas Lazy Daisy White
Artemisia ludoviciana White Sagebrush, Silver Wormwood Yellow
Baccharis halimifolia Eastern Baccharus, Groundseltree, Consumption-weed White
Baccharis neglecta Poverty Weed, Rooseveltweed White
Baccharis salicifolia
(Baccharis glutinosa)
Mule-fat White
Bahia absinthifolia Yerba Raton, Hairy Bahia Yellow
Baileya multiradiata Desert Marigold Yellow
Berlandiera texana
(Belandiera betonicifolia)
Texas Greeneyes Yellow
Berlandiera lyrata Lyreleaf Greeneyes Yellow
Bidens bigelovii Bigelow's Beggarticks White
Bidens frondosa Devil's Beggarticks Yellow
Bidens laevis Smooth Beggarticks Yellow
Borrichia frutescens Bushy Sea Ox-eye, Bushy Seaside Tansy Yellow
Bradburia pilosa
(Chrysopsis pilosa, Heterotheca pilosa)
Soft Goldenaster Yellow
Brickellia cylindracea Gravel-bar Brickellbush Yellow
Brickellia eupatorioides var. chlorolepis
(Brickellia chlorolepis, Kuhnia chlorolepis)
False Boneset Yellow
Brickellia veronicifolia Veronicaleaf Brickellbush Yellow
Carphochaete bigelovii Bigelow's Bristlehead White
Centaurea melitensis Maltese Star Thistle, Tocalote Yellow
Chaetopappa asteroides Least Daisy, Arkansas Leastdaisy White
Chaetopappa bellidifolia Whiteray Leastdaisy Purple
Chaetopappa ericoides Rose Heath, Small-flower Aster White
Chaptalia texana Silver Puff White
Chloracantha spinosa Spiny Chloracantha, Mexican Devil-weed White
Chrysactinia mexicana Damianita Yellow
Cirsium horridulum Bristle Thistle, Yellow Thistle Yellow
Cirsium texanum Texas Thistle Pink
Conoclinium betonicifolium
(Eupatorium betonicifolium)
Betonyleaf Mistflower Blue
Conoclinium coelestinum
(Eupatorium 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
Coreopsis nuecensis Crown Tickseed, Nueces Coreopsis Yellow
Cosmos sulphureus Sulphur Cosmos Orange
Croptilon divaricatum Slender Scratch-daisy, Goldenweed Yellow
Croptilon rigidifolium
(Croptilon divaricatum var. hirtellum)
Stiff-leaf Scratch-daisy Yellow
Diaperia prolifera
(Evax prolifera)
Big-head Pygmy-cudweed, Big-head Rabbit-tobacco White
Diaperia verna
(Evax verna)
Spring Pygmy-cudweed, Spring Rabbit-tobacco White
Dyssodia papposa Fetid Marigold, Dogweed Yellow
Eclipta prostrata
(Eclipta alba)
False Daisy White
Echinacea purpurea Purple Coneflower, Eastern Purple Coneflower Purple
Elephantopus carolinianus Carolina Elephant's-foot, Leafy Elephant's-foot Purple
Engelmannia peristenia
(Engelmannia pinnatifida)
Engelmann's Daisy Yellow
Erigeron annuus Annual Fleabane, Eastern Daisy Fleabane White
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 amblyodon Red Gaillardia, Maroon Blanketflower Red
Gaillardia pinnatifida Red Dome Blanketflower Yellow
Gaillardia pulchella Blanketflower, Indian Blanket Red
Gaillardia suavis Perfumeballs, Sweet Gaillardia, Pincusion Daisy Orange
Grindelia ciliata
(Grindelia papposa
Prionopsis ciliata)
Spanish Gold, Saw-leaf Daisy Yellow
Grindelia squarrosa var. nuda Curlycup Gumweed Yellow
Gutierrezia microcephala
(Xanthocephalum microcephalum)
Threadleaf Snakeweed, Smallhead Snakeweed Yellow
Gutierrezia sarothrae
(Xanthocephalum sarothrae)
Broom Snakeweed Yellow
Gymnosperma glutinosum
(Xanthocephalum glutinosum)
Tatalencho, Gumhead Yellow
Haploesthes greggii var. texana Texas False Broomweed Yellow
Hedypnois cretica Cretanweed Yellow
Helenium amarum var. amarum Yellow Sneezeweed, Bitterweed Yellow
Helenium amarum var. badium Yellow Sneezeweed, Bitterweed Yellow
Helenium elegans Pretty Sneezeweed Yellow
Helianthus angustifolius Swamp Sunflower, Narrowleaf Sunflower Yellow
Helianthus annuus Sunflower, Common Sunflower Yellow
Helianthus ciliaris Texas Blueweed Yellow
Helianthus maximiliani Maximilian Sunflower Yellow
Heliomeris longifolia var. annua Longleaf False Goldeneye Yellow
Heterotheca canascens Gray Goldenaster Yellow
Heterotheca stenophylla Sticky Granite-daisy, Stiffleaf False Goldenaster Yellow
Heterotheca subaxillaris
(Heterotheca latifolia)
Camphorweed, Goldenaster Yellow
Hymenopappus artemisiifolius Old Plainsman White
Hymenopappus scabiosaeus var. corymbosus Carolina Woollywhite White
Hymenopappus tenuifolius Chalk Hill Woollywhite White
Hypochaeris glabra Smooth Cat's-ear Yellow
Ionactis linariifolia Flaxleaf Whitetop Aster Purple
Iva annua Annual Marsh Elder, Sumpweed Green
Isocoma pluriflora
(Isocoma wrightii)
Southern Goldenbush, Southern Jimmyweed Yellow
Krigia caespitosa
(Krigia oppositifolia)
Dwarf Dandelion, Weedy Dwarfdandelion Yellow
Lactuca ludoviciana Wild Lettuce, Louisiana Lettuce Pink
Lactuca serriola Prickly Lettuce Yellow
Leucanthemum vulgare Oxeye Daisy White
Liatris acidota Sharp Gayfeather, Sharp Blazing Star Purple
Liatris aspera Rough Gayfeather, Tall Blazing Star Purple
Liatris cymosa Branched Gayfeather, Aggie-land Gayfeather, Branched Blazing Star Purple
Liatris elegans Pinkscale Gayfeather, Pinkscale Blazing Star Purple
Liatris punctata
(Liatris mucronata)
Dotted Gayfeather, Dotted Blazing Star Purple
Lindheimera texana Texas Star, Texas Yellowstar Yellow
Lygodesmia texana Skeleton Plant Purple
Machaeranthera tanacetifolia Tansy-leaf Aster, Tahoka Daisy Purple
Marshallia caespitosa Barbara's Buttons, Puff Balls White
Melampodium leucanthum Blackfoot Daisy, Plains Blackfoot White
Mikania scandens Climbing Hempweed White
Melampodium leucanthum Blackfoot Daisy, Plains Blackfoot White
Nicolletia edwardsii Hole-in-the-sand Plant White
Packera millelobata
(Senecio millelobatus)
Uinta Ragwort Yellow
Packera obovata
(Senecio obovatus)
Golden Groundsel, Round-leaf Groundsel Yellow
Packera tampicana
(Senecio tampicanus, Senecio imparipinnatus)
Great Plains Ragwort, Butterweed, Cut-leaf Groundsel Yellow
Palafoxia callosa Small Palafox Pink
Palafoxia hookeriana Sand Palafox Pink
Parthenium confertum Lyreleaf Parthenium, Gray's Feverfew White
Parthenium hysterophorus Santa Maria Feverfew, False Ragweed White
Parthenium incanum Mariola White
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
Pityopsis graminifolia var. latifolia Narrowleaf Silkgrass Yellow
Plectocephalus americanus
(Centaurea americana)
American Basketflower, American Star Thistle Purple
Pluchea odorata Sweetscent, Marsh Fleabane Pink
Porophyllum scoparium Shrubby Poreleaf, Trans-Pecos Poreleaf Yellow
Psathyrotopis scaposa Naked Turtleback, Naked Brittlestem White
Pseudognaphalium canascens Wright's Cudweed White
Pseudognaphalium jaliscense Jalisco Rabbit-tobacco White
Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium Rabbit-tobacco, Sweet Everlasting White
Psilactis asteroides
(Machaeranthera boltoniae)
New Mexico Tansyaster Purple
Psilostrophe tagetina Woolly Paperflower Yellow
Psilostrophe villosa
(Psilostrophe tagetina var. cerifera)
Woolly Paperflower, Plains Paperflower Yellow
Pyrrhopappus carolinianus Carolina False Dandelion, Carolina Desert Chicory Yellow
Pyrrhopappus pauciflorus
(Pyrrhopappus multicaulis)
Texas Dandelion Yellow
Ratibida columnifera
(Ratibida columnaris)
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
Silphium asteriscus var. asteriscus Starry Rosinweed Yellow
Silphium radula var. radula
(Silphium simpsonii var. wrightii,
Silphium reverchonii)
Rough Rosinweed, Simpson's Rosinweed, Reverchon's Rosinweed Yellow
Solidago altissima Tall Goldenrod Yellow
Solidago nemoralis Gray Goldenrod, Prairie Goldenrod Yellow
Solidago petiolaris Downy Goldenrod, Downy Ragged Goldenrod Yellow
Sonchus asper Spiny Sow-thistle Yellow
Stephanomeria pauciflore Brown-plume Wirelettuce, Few-flower Wirelettuce Pink
Symphyotrichum drummondii var. texanum
(Aster texanus)
Texas Aster, Drummond's Aster White
Symphyotrichum dumosum var. dumosum
(Aster dumosus var. dumosus)
Rice Button Aster White
Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides
(Aster ericoides)
White Heath Aster White
Symphyotrichum lanceolatum ssp. lanceolatum
(Aster lanceolatus ssp. lanceolatus)
White Panicle Aster White
Symphyotrichum patens var. patens
(Aster patens)
Late Purple Aster Purple
Symphyotrichum pratense
(Aster pratensis)
Barrens Silky Aster, Meadow Aster Purple
Symphyotrichum subulatum var. ligulatum
(Symphyotrichum divaricatum,
Aster subulatus)
Southern Annual Saltmarsh Aster, Hierba del Marrano White
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
Thelesperma simplicifolium Edwards Plateau Greenthread, Navajo Tea Yellow
Thymophylla acerosa
(Dyssodia acerosa)
Pricklyleaf Dogweed, Texas Dogweed Yellow
Thymophylla pentachaeta
(Dyssodia pentachaeta)
Common Dogweed, Five-needle Pricklyleaf, Parralena Yellow
Tragopogon dubius Yellow Salsify, Goatsbeard Yellow
Trixis californica American Threefold Yellow
Verbesina encelioides Golden Crownbeard, Cowpen Daisy Yellow
Verbesina virginica Frostweed, White Crownbeard White
Vernonia lindheimeri Woolly Ironweed, Lindheimer's Ironweed Purple
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 spinulosum var. spinulosum
(Machaeranthera texensis)
Lacy Tansyaster, Spiny Goldenweed Yellow
Xanthisma texanum var. drummondii Drummond's Sleepy-daisy Yellow
Xylorhiza wrightii
(Machaeranthera wrightii)
Terlingua Aster, Big Bend Woodyaster Blue
Youngia japonica Oriental False Hawksbeard Yellow
Zinnia acerosa Desert Zinnia, Dwarf Zinnia White
Zinnia anomala Short-ray Zinnia Orange
Zinnia grandiflora Texas Zinnia, Plains Zinnia Yellow

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FAMILY SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAME COLOR
Berberidaceae
(Barberry)
Berberis trifoliolata
(Mahonia trifoliolata)
Agarita Yellow
Bignoniacea
(Trumpet-creeper)
Bignonia capreolata Crossvine Red
Campsis radicans Trumpet Creeper Red
Chilopsis linearis Desert Willow Pink/Lavender
Tecoma stans Esperanza, Yellow Bells Yellow
Boraginaceae
(Forget-me-not)
Buglossoides arvensis
(Lithospermum arvense)
Corn Gromwell White
Cryptantha crassipes
(Oreocarya crassipes)
Terlingua Creek Catseye, Terlingua Creek Cryptantha White
Cryptantha crassisepala Thicksepal Catseye, Thicksepal Cryptantha White
Cryptantha minima Little Catseye, Little Cryptantha White
Heliotropium curassavicum Seaside Heliotrope, Salt Heliotrope White
Heliotropium procumbens
(Euploca procumbens)
Four-spike Heliotrope White
Heliotropium tenellum White Heliotrope, Pasture Heliotrope White
Lithospermum incisum Fringed Puccoon Yellow
Lithospermum matamorense Rough Stoneseed, Rough Gromwell White
Nama dichotoma
(Nama dichotomum)
Wishbone Fiddleleaf Purple
Nama havardii Havard Nama, Havard Fiddleleaf Pink
Nama hispida
(Nama hispidum)
Sand Bells, Bristly Nama Pink/Purple
Nama torynophyllum
(Nama torynophylla)
Mat Nama Pink
Omphalodes aliena Mexican Navelwort, Mexican Navelseed Blue
Onosmodium bejariense
(Onosmodium molle)
False Gromwell, Soft-hair Marbleseed White
Tiquilia greggii
(Coldenia greggii)
Plumed Crinklemat Pink
Tiquilia hispidissima
(Coldenia hispidissima)
Hairy Crinklemat Pink
Tiquilia mexicana
(Coldenia mexicana)
Mexican Crinklemat Pink/White/Lavender
Brassicaceae
(Mustard)
Capsella bursa-pastoris Shepherd's-purse White
Descurainia pinnata Tansy Mustard, Western Tansymustard Yellow
Dimorphocarpa candicans
(Dithyrea wislizeni var. palmeri)
Palmer's Spectacle Pod White
Hesperidanthus linearifolius Slimleaf Plainsmustard Purple
Lepidium densiflorum Common Peppergrass, Pepperweed White
Lepidium virginicum Peppergrass, Virginia Pepperweed White
Nerisyrenia camporum Bicolor Mustard, Mesa Greggia Yellow
Physaria argyraea ssp. argyraea
(Lesquerella argyraea)
Silver Bladderpod Yellow
Physaria densiflora
(Lesquerella densiflora)
Dense-flower Bladderpod, Low Bladderpod Yellow
Physaria gordonii
(Lesquerella gordonii)
Gordon's Bladderpod Yellow
Physaria purpurea
(Lesquerella purpurea)
White Bladderpod, Rose Bladderpod White
Physaria gracilis
(Lesquerella gracilis)
Cloth-of-gold, Spreading Bladderpod Yellow
Physaria recurvata
(Lesquerella recurvata)
Gaslight Bladderpod Yellow
Rapistrum rugosum Bastard Cabbage Yellow
Streptanthus petiolaris Brazos Rockcress, Brazos Jewelflower White
Bromeliaceae
(Bromeliad)
Hechtia texensis Texas False Agave, Guapilla White
Buddlejaceae
(Butterfly-bush)
Buddleja marrubiifolia Woolly Butterfly-bush Orange

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FAMILY SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAME COLOR
Cactaceae
(Cactus)
Ariocarpus fissuratus var. fissuratus
(Mammillaria fissurata)
Living Rock Cactus, Chautle Living-rock Pink
Coryphantha sulcata Nipple Cactus, Finger Cactus, Pinapple Cactus Yellow
Coryphantha tuberculosa var. tuberculosa
(Mammillaria tuberculosa)
Cob Cactus, White Column Foxtail Cactus Pink
Cylindropuntia imbricata var. argentea
(Opuntia imbricata
var. argentea)
Big Bend Cholla Pink
Cylindropuntia imbricata var. imbricata
(Opuntia imbricata
var. imbricata, Opuntia imbricata var. arborescens)
Tree Cholla, Cane Cholla Pink
Cylindropuntia leptocaulis Pencil Cactus, Desert Christmas Cactus Yellow
Echinocactus texensis Horse Crippler Pink
Echinocereus coccineus var. paucispinus Claret Cup Cactus, Scarlet Hedgehog Cactus Red
Echinocereus coccineus ssp. roemeri Claret Cup Cactus, Scarlet Hedgehog Cactus Red
Echinocereus coccineus ssp. transpecosensis Claret Cup Cactus, Scarlet Hedgehog Cactus Red
Echinocereus dasyacanthus
(Echinocereus pectinatus var. neomexicanus)
Texas Rainbow Cactus, Spiny Hedgehog Cactus Yellow
Echinocereus enneacanthus ssp. enneacanthus Strawberry Hedgehog Cactus Pink
Echinocereus reichenbachii ssp. caespitosus Lace Cactus Pink
Echinocereus stramineus Strawberry Cactus Pink
Echinocereus viridiflorus var. russanthus
(Echinocereus russanthus,
Echinocereus russanthus ssp. russanthus)
Rusty Hedgehog Cactus Red
Grusonia aggeria Clumped Dog Colla, Jumping Dog Cholla Yellow
Grusonia grahamii Graham's Dog Cholla Yellow
Opuntia azurea var. parva Big Bend Purplish Prickly Pear Yellow
Opuntia dulcis
(Opuntia engelmanni var. dulcis, Opuntia lindheimeri var. dulcis)
Sweet Prickly Pear Yellow
Opuntia engelmannii var. engelmannii Engelmann's Prickly Pear, Cactus Apple Yellow
Opuntia engelmannii var. lindheimeri
(Opuntia lindheimeri)
Texas Prickly Pear Yellow
Opuntia macrorhiza Plains Prickly Pear, Twist-spine Prickly Pear Yellow
Opuntia phaeacantha Tulip Prickly Pear Yellow
Opuntia rufida Blind Prickly Pear Yellow
Opuntia spinosibacca Spiny-fruited Prickly Pear Yellow
Thelocactus bicolor ssp. bicolor Glory of Texas Pink
Thelocactus setispinus
(Hamatocactus bicolor, Ferocactus setispinus, Echinocactus setispinus)
Fishhook Cactus, Miniature Barrel Cactus, Twisted-rib Cactus Yellow
Campanulaceae
(Bellflower)
Lobelia berlandieri Berlandier's Lobelia Blue
Lobelia cardinalis Cardinalflower Red
Lobelia reverchonii
(Lobelia puberula var. pauciflora)
Downy Lobelia, Reverchon's Lobelia Blue
Triodanis perfoliata ssp. perfoliata Clasping-leaf Venus Looking-glass Purple
Caprifoliaceae
(Honeysuckle)
Lonicera japonica Japanese Honeysuckle White
Lonicera sempervirens Coral Honeysuckle, Trumpet Honeysuckle Red
Carophyllaceae
(Pink)
Cerastium glomeratum Sticky Chickweed White
Minuartia drummondii
(Arenaria drummondii
Mononeuria nuttallii)
Drummond's Stichwort, Sandwort White
Paronychia jamesii James' Nailwort Yellow
Petrorhagia dubia Hairy Pink Pink
Silene antirrhina Sleepy Catchfly, Sleepy Silene Pink
Silene gallica Windmill Catchfly Pink
Silene laciniata Cardinal Catchfly Red
Cistaceae
(Rock-rose)
Helianthemum georgianum
(Crocanthemum georgianum)
Rockrose, Georgia Frostweed Yellow
Lechea tenuifolia Narrow-leaf Pinweed Red
Cleomaceae
(Cleome)
Polanisia dodecandra Clammyweed, Redwhisker Clammyweed White
Polanisia uniglandulosa Mexican Clammyweed White
Commelinaceae
(Spiderwort)
Commelina erecta Dayflower Blue
Tinantia anomala False Dayflower Blue
Tradescantia gigantea Giant Spiderwort Blue/Purple
Tradescantia hirsutiflora Hairy-flower Spiderwort Blue/Purple
Tradescantia humilis Texas Spiderwort Blue/Purple
Tradescantia occidentalis Prairie Spiderwort Blue/Purple
Tradescantia pedicellata Granite Spiderwort, Edwards Plateau Spiderwort Blue/Purple
Tradescantia subacaulis
(Tradescantia texana)
Stemless Spiderwort Blue/Purple
Convolvulaceae
(Morning Glory)
Convolvulus equitans Texas Bindweed White
Evolvulus alsinoides Slender Dwarf Morning-glory Blue
Evolvulus sericeus Silver Dwarf Morning-glory, White Evolvulus White
Ipomoea cordatotriloba
(Ipomoea trichocarpa)
Tievine, Purple Bindweed Purple
Ipomoea cristulata Trans-Pecos Morning-glory Red
Ipomoea lindheimeri Lindheimer's Morning-glory Purple
Cornaceae
(Dogwood)
Cornus drummondii Roughleaf Dogwood White
Cordiaceae
(Cordia)
Cordia boissieri Texas Olive, Anacahuita, Mexican Olive White
Crassulaceae
(Stonecrop)
Sedum nuttallii
(Sedum nuttallianum)
Yellow Stonecrop Yellow
Cucurbitaceae
(Gourd)
Cucumis melo Cantaloupe Yellow
Cucurbita foetidissima Buffalo Gourd Yellow
Ibervillea lindheimeri Lindheimer's Globeberry, Balsamgourd Yellow
Cyperaceae
(Sedge)
Cyperus echinatus Globe Flatsedge Green
Cyperus odoratus Fragrant Flatsedge, Rusty Flatsedge Green
Rhynchospora colorata
(Dichromena colorata)
White-top Sedge, Starrush Whitetop, Narrow-leaf Whitetop White

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FAMILY SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAME COLOR
Ebenaceae
(Ebony)
Diospyros texana Texas Persimmon White
Ericaceae
(Heath)
Arbutus xalapensis Texas Madrone White
Vaccinium arboreum Farkleberry, Sparkleberry White
Euphorbiaceae
(Spurge)
Acalypha phleoides
(Acalypha lindheimeri)
Shrubby Copperleaf Red/Green
Cnidoscolus texanus Texas Bullnettle, Mala Mujer White
Croton lindheimeri
(Croton capitatus var. lindheimeri)
Hogwort, Lindheimer's Hogwort, Woolly Goatweed White/Green
Croton monanthogynus One-seed Croton, Prairie Tea White/Green
Croton pottsii var. pottsii Leatherweed White/Green
Euphorbia albomarginata Whitemargined Sandmat, Rattlesnake Weed White
Euphorbia antisyphilitica Candelilla Pink
Euphorbia corollata Flowering Spurge White
Euphorbia dentata Toothed Spurge, Toothed-leaf Poinsettia White
Euphorbia eriantha Beetle Spurge, Woolly-flower Spurge White
Euphorbia indivisa
(Chamaesyce dioica, Euphorbia dioica var. indivisa)
Royal Sandmat White
Euphorbia marginata Snow-on-the-mountain White
Jatropha dioica var. graminea Leatherstem Pink
Stillingia sylvatica Queen's Delight Green
Stillingia texana Texas Toothleaf, Queen's Delight Green
Triadica sebifera Chinese Tallow, Popcorn Tree Green

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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 missouriensis Missouri Milkvetch Purple
Astragalus nuttallianus var. austrinus Smallflowered Milkvetch, Rio Fronteras Milkvetch Blue/Purple
Astragalus nuttallianus var. nuttallianus Smallflowered Milkvetch, Turkey Pea Blue/Purple
Baptisia bracteata Long-bract Wild Indigo Yellow
Bauhinia lunarioides Anacacho Orchid Tree, Texas Plume White
Centrosema virginianum Butterfly Pea Purple
Cercis canadensis var. texensis Texas Redbud Tree Pink
Chamaecrista fasciculata Partridge Pea Yellow
Coursetia axillaris Texas Babybonnets White
Dalea aurea Golden Dalea, Golden Prairie-clover Yellow
Dalea emarginata Wedge-leaf Prairie-clover Pink
Dalea enneadra Nine-anther Prairie-clover, Bigtop Dalea White
Dalea formosa Feather Dalea, Featherplume Pink
Dalea frutescens Black Dalea, Black Prairie-clover Pink
Dalea neomexicana Downy Prairie-clover Yellow
Dalea obovata
(Petalostemum obovatum)
Pussyfoot White
Dalea phleoides Slim-spike Prairie-clover White
Dalea wrightii Wright's Prairie-clover Yellow
Dermatophyllum secundiflorum
(Sophora secundiflora)
Texas Mountain Laurel, Mescal Bean Purple
Desmanthus reticulatus Netleaf Bundleflower White
Desmodium ciliare Hairy Small-leaf Tickclover, Littleleaf Tickclover Pink
Desmodium glabellum Dillenius' Ticktrefoil Pink
Desmodium paniculatum Panicled Tickclover, Panicled Ticktrefoil, Panicledleaf Ticktrefoil Pink
Eysenhardtia texana Texas Kidneywood, Bee-brush White
Erythrina herbacea Coralbean, Eastern Coralbean, Redcardinal Red
Hoffmannsegia glauca Indian Rush-pea, Sickle-pod Rush-pea, Hog-potato Yellow
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 subcarnosus Texas Bluebonnet, Sandyland Bluebonnet Blue
Lupinus texensis Texas Bluebonnet Blue
Medicago lupulina Black Medick Yellow
Medicago minima Little Bur-clover Yellow
Melilotus albus White Sweet Clover White
Melilotus indicus Annual Yellow Sweet Clover, Sour Clover, Alfalfilla Yellow
Mimosa borealis Fragrant Mimosa, Pink 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 strigillosa Puffball Pink
Mimosa turneri Turner Mimosa Pink
Neptunia lutea Yellow Puff, Yellow Sensitive-briar Yellow
Neptunia pubescens Tropical Puff Yellow
Parkinsonia aculeata Mexican Paloverde, Paloverde, Jerusalem Thorn, Retama Yellow
Pediomelum cuspidatum
(Psoralea cuspidata)
Large-bract Indian Breadroot, Tall-bread Scurf-pea Blue/Purple
Pediomelum latestipulatum
(Psoralea latestipulata)
Texas Plains Indian Breadroot Blue/Purple
Phaseolus acutifolius Tepary Bean Purple
Phaseolus filiformis
(Phaseolus wrightii)
Slimjim Bean Purple
Prosopis glandulosa var. glandulosa Honey Mesquite Yellow
Rhynchosia latifolia Priarie Snoutbean, Broadleaf Snoutbean Yellow
Senegalia berlandieri
(Acacia berlandieri)
Guajillo, Berlandier's Acacia White
Senegalia greggii
(Acacia greggii)
Catclaw Acacia White
Senna bauhinioides
(Cassia bauhinioides)
Twinleaf Senna Yellow
Senna durangensis
(Cassia durangensis)
Durango Senna Yellow
Senna lindheimeriana
(Cassia lindheimeriana)
Velvet-leaf Senna Yellow
Senna roemeriana
(Cassia roemeriana)
Two-leaf Senna Yellow
Stylosanthes biflora Pencilflower, Sidebeak Pencilflower Yellow
Tephrosia lindheimeri Hoary Pea Pink
Tephrosia onobrychoides Multi-bloom Hoary Pea White
Trifolium campestre Field Clover, Low Hop Clover, Hop Trefoil Yellow
Trifolium incarnatum Crimson Clover Red
Vachellia constricta
(Acacia constricta)
Whitethorn Acacia Yellow
Vachellia farnesiana
(Acacia farnesiana)
Huisache, Sweet Acacia Yellow
Vachellia rigidula
(Acacia rigidula)
Blackbrush Acacia Yellow
Vachellia vernicosa
(Acacia neovernicosa)
Viscid Acacia Yellow
Vicia ludoviciana Deer Pea Vetch, Louisiana Vetch Blue
Vicia villosa Winter Vetch, Hairy Vetch Blue
Wisteria frutescens Texas Wisteria, American Wisteria Purple
Zornia bracteata Viperina Yellow
Fouquieriaceae
(Ocotillo)
Fouquieria splendens Ocotillo Red

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FAMILY SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAME COLOR
Gentianaceae
(Gentian)
Eustoma exaltatum
(Eustoma grandiflorum, Eustoma russellianum)
Bluebells, Texas Bluebells, Catchfly Prairie Gentian Purple
Sabatia campestris Meadow Pink, Texas Star Pink
Zeltnera beyrichii
(Centaurium beyrichii)
Mountain Pink, Rock Centaury Pink
Zeltnera calycosa
(Centaurium calycosum)
Rosita Pink
Zeltnera glandulifera
(Centaurium glanduliferum)
Sticky Centaury, Glandular Mountain Pink Pink
Geraniaceae
(Geranium)
Erodium cicutarium Redstem Stork's Bill Pink
Erodium texanum Texas Stork's Bill Purple
Geranium carolinianum Carolina Geranium, Carolina Crane's-bill White
Geranium dissectum Cut-leaf Geranium, Cut-leaf Crane's-bill Pink
Hydrophyllaceae
(Waterleaf)
Nemophila phacelioides Baby Blue-eyes Blue
Phacelia congesta Blue Curls, Blue-curls Blue/Purple
Phacelia coerulea
(Phacelia caerulea)
Skyblue Scorpionweed, Skyblue Phacelia Blue/Purple
Phacelia integrifolia Gypsum Phacelia Blue/Purple
Phacelia patuliflora Sand Phacelia, Purple Phacelia Blue/Purple
Phacelia popei Pope's Scorpionweed, Pope's Phacelia Blue/Purple
Hyperiaceae
(St. John's Wort)
Hypericum drummondii Nits and Lice Yellow
Hypericum hypericoides
(Ascyrum hypericoides)
St. Andrew's Cross Yellow
Iridaceae
(Iris)
Alophia drummondii Propeller Flower Purple
Herbertia lahue Prairie Nymph, Herbertia Purple
Iris fulva Copper Iris Red
Nemastylis geminiflora Celestials Blue
Sisyrinchium pruinosum Blue-eyed Grass, Narrow-leaf Blue-eyed Grass Blue
Sisyrinchium rosulatum Annual Blue-eyed Grass White
Krameriaceae
(Krameria)
Krameria erecta
(Krameria glandulosa)
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)
Brazoria truncata var. truncata Rattlesnake Flower Pink
Callicarpa americana American Beautyberry White
Hedeoma acinoides Slender False Pennyroyal, Slender Hedeoma Pink
Hedeoma costata var. pulchella Ribbed False Pennyroyal Purple
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, Pitcher Sage Blue
Salvia ballotiflora Shrubby 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 reflexa Lance-leaf Sage Blue
Salvia regla Mountain Sage Red
Salvia roemeriana Cedar Sage Red
Salvia texana Texas Sage, Blue Sage Blue
Scutellaria drummondii Drummond's Skullcap Blue/Purple
Scutellaria ovata Heartleaf 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 White
Teucrium laciniatum Cut-leaf Germander, Lacy Germander White
Trichostema dichotomum Blue Curls, Forked Blue Curls Blue
Vitex agnus-castus Lilac Chastetree Purple
Warnockia scutellarioides Prairie Brazosmint, Prairie Brazoria Pink
Lauraceae
(Laurel)
Persea borbonia Redbay White
Linaceae
(Flax)
Linum aristatum Bristle Flax Yellow
Linum berlandieri
(Linum rigidum var. berlandieri)
Berlandieri's Yellow Flax, Bowl Flax Yellow
Linum hudsonioides Texas Flax, Hudson Flax Yellow
Linum medium var. texanum Stiff Yellow Flax, Sucker Flax Yellow
Linum pratense Meadow Flax Blue
Linum rupestre Rock Flax Yellow
Linum vernale Chihuahuan Flax Orange
Loasaceae
(Stickleaf)
Cevallia sinuata Stinging Serpent, Stinging Cevallia Yellow
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
Malpighiaceae
(Barbados-Cherry)
Galphimia angustifolia
(Thryallis angustifolia)
Narrowleaf Goldenshower Yellow
Malvaceae
(Mallow)
Abutilon fruticosum
(Abutilon texense)
Texas Indian Mallow, Pelotazo Yellow
Abutilon malacum Yellow Indian Mallow Yellow
Allowissadula holosericea Velvet Mallow Yellow
Callirhoe involucrata var. involucrata Winecup, Purple Poppymallow Pink
Callirhoe involucrata var. lineariloba White Winecup, Slim-lobe Poppymallow Pink
Callirhoe pedata
(Callirhoe digitata var. stipulata)
Palmleaf Poppymallow, Finger Poppymallow Pink
Hibiscus coulteri Desert Rosemallow Yellow
Hibiscus denudatus Desert Hibiscus Pink
Hibiscus grandiflorus Swamp Rosemallow Pink
Hibiscus laevis
(Hibiscus militaris)
Halberd-leaf Rosemallow White
Malvastrum coromandelianum Common False Mallow, Three-lobe False Mallow Yellow
Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii Turk's Cap, Wax Mallow Red
Malvella sagittifolia
(Sida leprosa var.sagittifolia)
Arrowleaf Mallow, Arrowleaf Scurfy Sida White
Modiola caroliniana Carolina Bristle-mallow, Carolina Modiola Pink
Pavonia lasiopetala Rose Mallow, Rock Rose Pink
Rhynchosida physocalyx
(Sida physocalyx)
Bladderpod Sida, Beaked Sida Yellow
Sida abutifolia
(Sida filicaulis)
Spreading Fanpetals Yellow
Sida neomexicana New Mexico Fanpetals, New Mexico Sida Orange
Sida ciliaris Bracted Fanpetals, Bracted Sida Red
Sphaeralcea angustifolia Narrow-leaf Globemallow Pink
Sphaeralcea coccinea Caliche Globemallow, Scarlet Globemallow Orange
Sphaeralcea hastulata Spear Globemallow Orange
Meliaceae
(Mahogany)
Melia azedarach Chinaberry Tree White
Montiaceae
(Miner's Lettuce)
Phemeranthus aurantiacus
(Talinum aurantiacum)
Orange Fameflower, Fameflower Orange
Nyctaginaceae
(Four O'clock)
Acleisanthes longiflora Angel's Trumpets White
Acleisanthes wrightii Wright's Trumpets White
Allionia choisyi Annual Windmills Pink
Anulocaulis eriosolenus Big Bend Ringstem Pink
Allionia incarnata Trailing Four O'clock, Trailing Windmills Pink
Boerhavia coccinea Scarlet Spiderling Pink
Boerhavia gracillima Slim-stalk Spiderling Red
Cyphomeris gypsophiloides
(Boerhavia gypsophiloides)
Red Cyphomeris Pink
Mirabilis albida White Four O'clock White
Mirabilis jalapa Marvel of Peru, Common Four O'clock Pink
Mirabilis linearis Narrow-leaf Four O'clock White
Mirabilis nyctaginea Heartleaf Four O'clock Pink
Mirabilis texensis
(Mirabilis rotata)
Texas Four O'clock Pink
Nyctaginia capitata Devil's Bouquet, Scarlet Muskflower Red

O

FAMILY SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAME COLOR
Oleaceae
(Olive)
Fraxinus cuspidata Fragrant Ash White
Menodora heterophylla Redbud, Low Menodora Yellow
Menodora longiflora Showy Menodora Yellow
Menodora scabra Rough Menodora Yellow
Onagraceae
(Evening Primrose)
Ludwigia leptocarpa Angle-stem Primrose-willow Yellow
Ludwigia octovalvis Mexican Primrose-willow, Water Primrose Yellow
Oenothera albicaulis Whitest Evening Primrose, Prairie Evening Primrose White
Oenothera berlandieri ssp. berlandieri
(Calylophus drummondianus ssp. berlandieri)
Square-bud Primrose, Berlandieri's Sundrops Yellow
Oenothera berlandieri ssp. pinifolia
(Calypholus berlandieri ssp. pinifolius)
Square-bud Primrose, Berlandieri's Sundrops Yellow
Oenothera boquillensis
(Gaura boquillensis)
Rio Grande Beeblossom, Boquillas Lizardtail White
Oenothera brachycarpa Short-fruit Evening Primrose Yellow
Oenothera curtiflora
(Gaura parviflora)
Velvet weed, Velvet Butterfly-weed Pink
Oenothera grandis
(Oenothera laciniata var. grandis)
Showy Evening Primrose Yellow
Oenothera hartwegii
(Calylophus hartwegii)
Hartweg's Sundrops Yellow
Oenothera kunthiana Kunth's Evening Primrose White
Oenothera laciniata Cut-leaf Evening Primrose Yellow
Oenothera lavandulifolia
(Calylophus lavandulifolius)
Lavender-leaf Sundrops, Lavender-leaf Primrose Yellow
Oenothera lindheimeri
(Gaura lindheimeri)
Lindheimer's Beeblossom, White Gaura White
Oenothera macrocarpa
(Oenothera missouriensis)
Big-fruit Evening Primrose Yellow
Oenothera patriciae
(Guara brachycarpa)
Plains Beeblossom White
Oenothera rhombipetala Fourpoint Evening Primrose Yellow
Oenothera serrulata
Calypholus serrulatus
Yellow Sundrops Yellow
Oenothera speciosa Showy Evening Primrose Pink
Oenothera suffrutescens
(Gaura coccinea)
Scarlet Gaura, Scarlet Beeblossom Pink
Oenothera suffulta
(Guara suffulta)
Kisses, Wild Honeysuckle White
Oenothera triloba Stemless Evening Primrose Yellow
Oenothera tubicula
(Calypholus tubicula)
Texas Sundrops Yellow
Orchidaceae
(Orchid)
Spiranthes lacera var. gracilis Southern Slender Lady's Tresses White
Spiranthes magnicamporum Great Plains Lady's Tresses White
Spiranthes vernalis Spring Lady's Tresses White
Orobanchaceae
(Broomrape)
Agalinis edwardsiana Plateau False Foxglove Pink
Agalinis fasciculata Beach False Foxglove Pink
Agalinis heterophylla Prairie False Foxglove, Prairie Gerardia Pink
Bellardi trixago Mediterranean Lineseed, Bellardia White
Castilleja citrina
(Castilleja purpurea var. citrina)
Prairie Indian Paintbrush Yellow
Castilleja indivisa Texas Paintbrush Red
Castilleja integra Wholeleaf Indian Paintbrush, Squawfeather Red
Castilleja lanata Woolly Paintbrush Red
Castilleja lindheimeri
(Castilleja purpurea var. lindheimeri)
Lindheimer's Indian Paintbrush Orange
Castilleja purpurea
(Castilleja purpurea var. purpurea)
Downy Indian Paintbrush Pink
Castilleja sessiliflora Great Plains Indian Paintbrush Yellow
Oxalidaceae
(Wood Sorrel)
Oxalis debilis Pink Woodsorrel Pink
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 chisosensis Chisos Mountain Prickly Poppy White
Argemone mexicana Mexican Prickly Poppy Yellow
Argemone polyanthemos Crested Prickly Poppy White
Argemone squarrosa Hedgehog Prickly Poppy White
Corydalis curvisiliqua Curvepod Fumewort, Scrambled Eggs Yellow
Eschscholzia californica ssp. mexicana (Eschscholzia mexicana) Mexican Gold Poppy, California Gold Poppy Yellow
Glaucium corniculatum Blackspot Hornpoppy Red
Papaver rhoeas Corn Poppy, Flanders Poppy, Remembrance Poppy Red
Papaver somniferum Opium Poppy Pink
Passifloraceae
(Passionflower)
Passiflora incarnata Purple Passionflower, Maypop Blue/Purple
Penthoraceae
(Ditch Stonecrop)
Penthorum sedoides Ditch Stonecrop, Virginia Penthorum Green
Phrymaceae
(Lopseed)
Mimulus glabratus
(Erythranthe glabrata)
Round-leaf Monkeyflower Yellow
Phytolaccaceae
(Pokeweed)
Phytolacca americana American Pokeweed White
Rivina humilis Pigeon-berry, Rougeplant Pink
Plantaginaceae
(Plantain)
Epixiphium wislizeni
(Maurandya wislizeni)
Balloonbush, Snadragon Vine Blue
Maurandella antirrhiniflora
(Maurandya antirrhiniflora)
Climbing Snapdragon, Snapdragon Vine, Roving Sailor Purple
Nuttallanthus canadensis
(Linaria canadensis)
Blue Toadflax, Oldfield Toadflax Purple
Nuttallanthus texanus
(Linaria texana)
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
Stemodia coahuilensis
(Leucospora coahuilensis)
Coahuila Twintip Purple
Stemodia lanata Gray Woolly Twintip, Woolly Stemodia Purple
Veronica anagallis-aquatica Water Speedwell Blue
Veronica persica Bird-eye Speedwell, Winter Speedwell Blue
Poaceae
(Grass)
Bouteloua curtipendula Sideoats Grama White/Green
Bouteloua dactyloides
(Buchloe dactyloides)
Buffalo Grass White/Green
Cenchrus ciliaris
(Pennisetum ciliare)
Buffelgrass Purple
Dasyochloa pulchella Low Woollygrass, Fluffgrass White
Digitaria californica
(Trichachne californica)
Arizona Cottontop White
Melica nitens Three-flower Melic, Three-flower Melicgrass Green
Polypogon monspeliensis Annual Rabbit's-foot Grass White
Trichloris crinita
(Leptochloa crinita)
False Rhodes Grass White
Polemoniaceae
(Phlox)
Giliastrum incisum
(Gilia incisa)
Cut-leaf Gilia, Split-leaf Gilia Blue
Giliastrum rigidulum
(Gilia rigidula)
Blue Gilia, Bluebowls Blue
Ipomopsis aggregata Scarlet Gilia, Skyrocket Red
Ipomopsis havardii Havard's Ipomopsis, Havard's Skyrocket Pink
Ipomopsis longiflora White-flowered Skyrocket, Long-flowered Ipomopsis White
Ipomopsis rubra Standing Cypress, Texas Plume Red
Phlox cuspidata Pointed Phlox Pink
Phlox drummondii ssp. mcallisteri McAllister's Phlox Pink
Phlox drummondii ssp. wilcoxiana Wilcox's Phlox Red
Phlox glabriflora Rio Grande Phlox Pink
Phlox mesoleuca Thread-leaf Phlox Pink
Phlox pilosa Prairie Phlox, Downy Phlox Pink
Phlox roemeriana Golden-eye Phlox Pink
Polygalaceae
(Milkwort)
Polygala alba White Milkwort White
Polygonaceae
(Buckwheat)
Erigonum annuum Annual Buckwheat, Wild Buckwheat White
Erigonum jamesii var. undulatum James' Buckwheat White
Erigonum longifolium var. longifolium
(Erigonum longifolium var. lindheimeri)
Longleaf Buckwheat White
Erigonum wrightii Shrubby Buckwheat, Wright's Bastardsage White
Persicaria hydropiperoides
(Polygonum hydropiperoides)
Swamp Smartweed White
Persicaria pensylvanica
(Polygonum pensylvanicum)
Pennsylvania Smartweed Pink
Persicaria punctata
(Polygonum punctatum)
Dotted Smartweed, Water Smartweed White
Rumex crispus Curly Dock, Yellow Dock White/Green
Rumex hastatulus Heartwing Sorrel White/Green
Rumex hymenosepalus Canaigre White/Green
Rumex pulcher Fiddle Dock Green
Polyporaceae
(Bracket Fungi)
Laetiporus sulphureus Chicken-of-the-woods
Pontederiaceae
(Pickerel-weed)
Eichhornia crassipes Water Hyacinth Pink
Portulacaceae
(Purslane)
Portulaca pilosa Kiss Me Quick, Shaggy Portulaca Pink
Primulaceae
(Primrose)
Anagallis arvensis
(Lysimachia arvensis)
Scarlet Pimpernel Orange
Lysimachia arvensis (var. caerula)
(Anagallis arvensis)
Pimpernel Blue
Samolus ebracteatus Limewater Brookweed, Bractless Brookweed White

R

FAMILY SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAME COLOR
Ranunculaceae
(Buttercup)
Anemone berlandieri Ten-petal Anemone, Windflower Blue
Anemone berlandieri Ten-petal Anemone, Windflower White
Anemone heterophylla Ten-petal Anemone, Windflower White/Blue
Aquilegia hinkleyana
(Aquilegia chrysantha var. hinkleyana)
Texas Gold Columbine Yellow
Aquilegia longissima Long Spur Columbine Yellow
Clematis drummondii Old-man's Beard, Drummond's Clematis White
Clematis pitcheri Purple Leatherflower, Bluebill Blue/purple
Clematis terniflora
(Clematis dioscoreifolia)
Sweet Autumn Virgin's-bower White
Clematis texensis Scarlet Leatherflower, Texas Clematis Red
Delphinium carolinianum ssp. vimineum Blue Larkspur, Pine Woods Larkspur, Carolina Larkspur Blue
Delphinium carolinianum ssp. virescens Prairie Larkspur, White Larkspur, Carolina Larkspur White
Ranunculus macranthus Large Buttercup Yellow
Ranunculus sceleratus Cursed Crowfoot, Celery-leaf Buttercup Yellow
Resedaceae
(Mignonette)
Oligomeris linifolia Lineleaf Whitepuff White/Green
Rosaceae
(Rose)
Fallugia paradoxa Apache Plume White
Geum canadense White Avens White
Prunus mexicana Mexican Plum White
Rosa bracteata Macartney Rose White
Rubus trivialis Southern Dewberry White
Rubiaceae
(Madder)
Bouvardia ternifolia
(Bovardia glaberrima)
Firecracker Bush, Scarlet Bouvardia Red
Cephalanthus occidentalis Buttonbush White
Diodella teres
(Diodia teres, Hexasepalum teres)
Rough Buttonweed, Poor Joe White
Diodia virginiana Virginia Buttonweed White
Galium aparine Stickywilly, Catchweed Bedstraw, Cleavers White
Houstonia acerosa var. acerosa
(Hedyotis acerosa var. acerosa)
Needleleaf Bluet Pink
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
Sarraceniaceae
(Pitcher Plant)
Sarracenia alata Pitcher Plant, Yellow Trumpet Yellow
Scrophulariaceae
(Figwort)
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, Resurrection Plant White
Smilacaceae
(Catbrier)
Smilax bona-nox Saw Greenbrier, Catbrier Green
Solanaceae
(Nightshade)
Bouchetia anomala
(Bouchetia erecta)
Painted-tongue White
Capiscum annum var. glabriusculum Chili Pequin, Chilipiquin, Bird Pepper White
Chamaesaracha coniodes False Nightshade White
Chamaesaracha sordida Hairy Five-eyes, Hairy False Nightshade White
Chamaesaracha villosa Woolly False Nightshade, Trans-Pecos Five-eyes White
Datura inoxia Jimson-weed, Indian Apple White
Hunzikeria texana
(Leptoglossis texana)
Texas Cupflower Pink
Nicotiana glauca Tree Tobacco Yellow
Nicotiana obtusifolia Desert Tobacco White
Nicotiana repanda Fiddleleaf Tobacco White
Physalia angulata Cut-leaf Groundcherry Yellow
Quincula lobata
(Physalis lobata)
Chinese Lantern, Purple Groundcherry Purple
Solanum dimidiatum Nightshade, Western Horsenettle Purple
Solanum elaeagnifolium Silverleaf Nightshade Purple
Solanum rostratum Buffalo Bur, Buffalobur Nightshade Yellow
Solanum triquetrum Texas Nightshade White

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FAMILY SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAME COLOR
Tamaricaceae
(Tamarisk)
Tamarix ramosissima Salt Cedar Pink
Tetrachondraceae
(Juniper-leaf)
Polypremum procumbens Juniper-leaf, Rustweed White
Typhaceae
(Cattail)
Typha domingensis Southern Cattail Yellow
Valerianaceae
(Valerian)
Valerianella amarella Hairy Cornsalad White
Valerianella radiata Beaked Cornsalad White
Verbenaceae
(Verbena)
Aloysia gratissima Beebrush, Whitebrush White
Aloysia wrightii Beebrush, Wright's White
Glandularia bipinnatifida var. bipinnatifida
(Verbena bipinnatifida)
Prairie Verbena, Dakota Mock Vervain Purple
Glandularia bipinnatifida var. ciliata
(Glandularia wrightii,
Verbena wrightii)
Desert Verbena, Davis Mountain Mock Vervain Purple
Glandularia pumila
(Verbena pumila)
Low Verbena, Pink Mock Vervain Purple
Glandularia quadrangulata
(Verbena quadrangulata)
Beaked Mock Vervain White
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 Pink
Phyla lanceolata Lanceleaf Frog-fruit, Northern Frog-fruit White
Phyla nodiflora Turkey Tangle Frog-fruit, Texas Frog-fruit White
Verbena brasiliensis Brazilian Vervain Purple
Verbena canescens Gray Vervain Purple
Verbena halei Texas Vervain, Texas Verbena, Slender Verbena Purple
Verbena neomexicana Hillside Vervain, New Mexico Verbena Purple
Verbena plicata Fanleaf Vervain Purple
Verbena rigida Tuberous Vervain, Slender Vervain Purple
Verbena xutha Gulf Vervain Purple
Violaceae
(Violet)
Viola missouriensis Missouri Violet Purple
Vitaceae
(Grape)
Vitis mustangensis Mustang Grape White/Green
Zygophyllaceae
(Caltrop)
Guaiacum angustifolium
(Porlieria angustifolia)
Soapbush, Guyacan Purple
Kallstroemia grandiflora Arizona Poppy, Orange Caltrop Orange
Kallstroemia parviflora Warty Caltrop Orange
Larrea tridentata Creosote Bush Yellow
Tribulus terrestris Puncture Vine, Goathead Yellow

Banner photo of Castilleja indivisa and Lupinus ssp. taken along FM 1323 north of Johnson City, Blanco County

© Tom Lebsack 2024