Scientific Name

Wildflower Species listed by Scientific Names

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A

SPECIES
COMMON NAME
FAMILY
COLOR
Acalypha phleoides
Shrubby Copperleaf
Euphorbiaceae (Spurge)
Red/Green
Achillea millefolium
Yarrow, Milfoil
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
White
Acleisanthes wrightii
Wright's Trumpets
Nyctaginaceae (Four O'clock)
White
Acmispon oroboides
(Lotus plebeius)
New Mexico Bird's-foot Trefoil, Pine Deervetch
Fabaceae (Pea)
yellow
Acourtia runcinata
Featherleaf Desertpeony, Peonia
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Pink
Aesculus pavia
Red Buck-eye
Sapindaceae (Soapberry)
Red, Pink
Agalinis edwardsiana
Plateau False Foxglove
Orobanchaceae (Broomrape)
Pink
Agalinis heterophylla
Prairie False Foxglove, Prairie Gerardia
Orobanchaceae (Broomrape)
Pink
Agave havardiana
Century Plant, Havard Agave
Asparagaceae (Asparagus)
Yellow
Agave lechuguilla
Lechuguilla
Asparagaceae (Asparagus)
Red
Ageratina havanensis
Eupatorium havanense
Shrubby Boneset, Havana Snakeroot
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
White
Albutilon fruticosum
Texas Indian Mallow, Pelotazo
Malvaceae (Mallow)
Yellow
Albizia julibrissin
Mimosa, Silktree
Fabaceae (Pea)
Pink
Alliona incarnata
Trailing Four O’clock, Trailing Windmills
Nyctaginaceae (Four O’clock)
Pink
Allium canadense var. canadense
Meadow Garlic
Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllis)
White
Allium canadense var. fraseri
Fraser Meadow Garlic
Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllis)
White
Allium drummondii
Drummond’s Onion, Prairie Onion
Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllis)
Pink
Allowissadula holosericea
Velvet-leaf Mallow
Malvaceae (Mallow)
Yellow
Alophia drummondii
Propeller Flower
Iridaceae (Iris)
Purple
Aloysia gratissima
Beebrush, Whitebrush
Verbenaceae (Verbena)
White
Ambrosia psilostachya
Cuman Ragweed, Perennial Ragweed
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yellow
Amorpha fruticosa
False Indigo Bush
Fabaceae (Pea)
Purple
Amphiachyris amoena (Gutierrezia amoena, Xanthocephalum amoenum)
Texas Broomweed
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yellow
Amsonia ciliata
Texas Bluestar, Fringed Bluestar
Apocynaceae (Dogbane)
Blue
Amsonia longiflora
Tubular Bluestar
Apocynaceae (Dogbane)
White/Blue
Anagallis arvensis
Scarlet Pimpernel
Primulaceae (Primrose)
Orange
Anagallis monelli
Flax-leaf Pimpernel
Primulaceae (Primrose)
Blue
Anemone berlandieri
Ten-petal Anemone, Windflower
Ranunculaceae (Buttercup)
White, Blue
Anisacanthus linearis
Big Bend Acanthus, Dwarf Anisacanth, Narrowleaf Desert Honeysuckle
Acanthaceae (Acanthus)
Red
Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii
Flame Acanthus, Wright's Desert Honeysuckle, Hummingbird Bush
Acanthaceae (Acanthus)
Red
Aphanostephus riddellii
Riddell's Dozedaisy, Riddell's Lazydaisy
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
White
Aquilegia hinkleyana
(Aquilegia chrysantha var. hinckleyana)
Texas Gold Columbine
Ranunculaceae (Buttercup)
Yellow
Aquilegia longissima
Long Spur Columbine
Ranunculaceae (Buttercup)
Yellow
Arbutus xalapensis
Texas Madrone
Ericaceae (Heath)
White
Argemone albiflora
White Prickly Poppy
Papaveraceae (Poppy)
White
Argemone aurantiaca
Texas Prickly Poppy
Papaveraceae (Poppy)
White
Argemone mexicana
Mexican Prickly Poppy
Papaveraceae (Poppy)
Yellow
Argemone squarrosa
Hedgehog Prickly Poppy
Papaveraceae (Poppy)
White
Asclepias asperula
Antelope Horn
Apocynaceae (Dogbane)
White
Astragalus crassicarpus var. berlandieri
Groundplum Milkvetch, Berlandieri's Milkvetch
Fabaceae (Pea)
White
Astragalus leptocarpus
Rare Loco Milkvetch, Slimpod Milkvetch
Fabaceae (Pea)
Purple
Astragalus nuttallianus var. austrinus
Smallflowered Milkvetch, Rio Fronteras Milkvetch
Fabaceae (Pea)
Blue/Purple
Astragalus nuttallianus var. nuttallianus
Smallflowered Milkvetch, Turkey-pea
Fabaceae (Pea)
Blue/Purple

B

SPECIES
COMMON NAME
FAMILY
COLOR
Baccharis neglecta
Poverty Weed, Rooseveltweed
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
White
Bahia absinthifolia
Yerba Raton, Hairy Bahia
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yellow
Baileya multiradiata
Desert Marigold
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yellow
Bauhinia lunarioides
Anacacho Orchid Tree
Fabaceae (Pea)
White
Berberis trifoliolata (Mahonia trifoliolata)
Agarita
Berberidaceae (Barberry)
Yellow
Berlandiera X betonicifolia
Texas Greeneyes
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yellow
Bifora americana
Prairie Bishop's-weed
Apiaceae (Parsley)
White
Bignonia capreolata
Crossvine
Bignoniaceae (Bignonia)
Red
Bouteloua curtipendula
Sideoats Grama
Poaceae (Grass)
White/Green
Bradburia pilosa
(Chrysopsis pilosa)
Soft Goldenaster
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yellow

C

SPECIES
COMMON NAME
FAMILY
COLOR
Callicarpa americana
American Beautyberry
Lamiaceae (Mint)
White
Callirhoe involucrata
Winecup, Purple Poppymallow
Malvaceae (Mallow)
Pink
Callirhoe involucrata var. lineariloba
White Winecup, Poppy Mallow
Malvaceae (Mallow)
White
Capsicum annuum var. glabriusculum
Chili Pequin, Chilipiquin, Bird Pepper
Solanaceae (Nightshade)
White
Capsella bursa-pastoris
Shepherd’s Purse
Brassicaceae (Mustard)
White/Pink
Castilleja indivisa
Texas Paintbrush
Orobanchaceae (Broomrape)
Red
Castilleja integra
Whole-leaf Indian Paintbrush, Squaw Paintbrush
Orobanchaceae (Broomrape)
Red
Centaurea melitensis
Maltese Star Thistle, Tocalote
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yellow
Centrosema virginianum
Butterfly Pea
Fabaceae (Pea)
Lavender
Cephalanthus occidentalis
Buttonbush
Rubiaceae (Madder)
White
Cerastium glomeratum
Sticky Chickweed
Caryophyllaceae (Pink)
White
Cercis canadensis var. texensis
Texas Redbud
Fabaceae (Pea)
Pink
Chaerophyllum tainturieri
Chervil
Apiaceae (Parsley)
White
Chaetopappa asteroides
Least Daisy
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
White
Chaetopappa bellidifolia
Dwarf White Aster, Whiteray Leastdaisy
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
White
Chamaecrista fasciculata var. fasciculata
Partridge Pea
Fabaceae (Pea)
Yellow
Chamaesaracha sordida
False Nightshade
Solanaceae (Nightshade)
White
Chamaesaracha villosa
Woolly False Nightshade, Trans-Pecos Five-eyes
Solanaceae (Nightshade)
White
Chaptalia texana
Silver Puff
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
White
Chilopsis linearis
Desert Willow
Bignoniaceae (Trumpet-Creeper)
Pink/Lavender
Chrysactinia mexicana
Damianita
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yellow
Cirsium texanum
Texas Thistle
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Pink
Clematis coahuilensis
None
Ranunculaceae (Buttercup)
White
Clematis texensis
Scarlet Leatherflower, Texas Clematis
Ranunculaceae (Buttercup)
Red
Commelina erecta
Dayflower
Commelinaceae (Spiderwort)
Blue
Conoclinium coelestinum
Blue Mistflower
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Blue
Conoclinium dissectum
Palmleaf Thoroughwort, Mistflower
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Blue
Convolvulus equitans
Texas Bindweed
Convolvulaceae (Morning Glory)
White/Pink
Coreopsis basalis
Goldenmane Tickseed, Golden-wave
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yellow
Coreopsis lanceolata
Lance-leaf Tickseed, Lance Coreopsis
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yellow
Cornus drummondii
Roughleaf Dogwood
Cornaceae (Dogwood)
White
Coryphantha sulcata
Nipple Cactus
Cactaceae (Cactus)
Yellow
Coursetia axillaris
Texas Babybonnets
Fabaceae (Pea)
White
Cnidoscolus texanus
Texas Bullnettle
Mala Mujer
Euphorbiaceae (Spurge)
White
Croptilon divaricatum
Slender Scratch-daisy, Goldenweed
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yellow
Croton lindheimeri
(Croton capitatus var. lindheimeri)
Hogwort, Lindheimer's Hogwort, Woolly Goatweed
Euphorbiaceae (Spurge)
White
Croton monanthogynus
One-seed Croton, Prairie Tea
Euphorbiaceae (Spurge)
White
Cryptantha crassipes (Oreocarya crassipes)
Terlingua Creek Catseye, Terlingua Creek Cryptantha
Boraginaceae (Forget-me-not)
White
Cryptantha crassisepala
Thicksepal Catseye, Thicksepal Cryptantha
Boraginaceae (Forget-me-not)
White
Cucurbita foetidissima
Buffalo Gourd
Cucurbitaceae (Gourd)
Yellow
Cylindropuntia imbricata var. imbricata
Tree Cholla, Cane Cholla
Cactaceae (Cactus)
Pink
Cylindropuntia leptocaulis
Pencil Cactus, Desert Christmas Cactus
Cactaceae (Cactus)
Red
Cyperus echinatus
Globe Flatsedge
Cyperaceae (Sedge)
Green

D

SPECIES
COMMON NAME
FAMILY
COLOR
Dalea aurea
Golden Dalea, Golden Prairie-clover
Fabaceae (Pea)
Yellow
Dalea formosa
Feather Dalea
Fabacea (Pea)
Purple/Pink
Dalea frutescens
Black Dalea
Fabacea (Pea)
Purple/Pink
Dalea neomexicana
Downy Prairie-clover
Fabceae (Pea)
Purple
Dalea phleoides var. microphylla
Slim-spike Prairie-clover
Fabceae (Pea)
White
Dalea wrightii
Wright Prairie-clover
Fabceae (Pea)
Purple
Dasylirion leiophyllum
Sotol, Green Sotol
Asparagaceae (Asparagus)
Yellow
Dasyochloa pulchella
Low Woollygrass, Fluffgrass
Poaceae (Grass)
White
Datura inoxia
Jimson-weed, Indian Apple
Solanaceae (Nightshade)
White
Daucus pusillus
Rattlesnake Weed, American Wild Carrot
Apiaceae (Parsley)
White
Delphinium carolinianum ssp. vimineum
Pine Woods Larkspur, Blue Larkspur
Ranunculaceae (Buttercup)
Blue
Delphinium carolinianum ssp. virescens
Prairie Larkspur, White Larkspur, Carolina Larkspur
Ranunculaceae (Buttercup)
White
Descurania pinnata
Tansy Mustard, Western Tansymustard
Brassicaceae (Mustard)
Yellow
Desmodium ciliare
Hairy Small-leaf Tickclover, Littleaf Tickclover
Fabaceae (Pea)
Pink
Desmodium paniculatum
Panicled Tickclover, Panicled Ticktrefoil, Panicledleaf Ticktrefoil
Fabaceae (Pea)
Pink
Dimorphocarpa wizlizenii
Spectacle Pod
Brassicaceae (Mustard)
White
Diodia virginiana
Virginia Buttonweed
Rubiceae (Madder)
White

E

SPECIES
COMMON NAME
FAMILY
COLOR
Echinacea purpurea
Purple Coneflower, Eastern Purple Coneflower
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Purple/Pink
Echinocactus texensis
Horse Crippler
Cactaceae (Cactus)
Pink
Echinocereus chisoensis
Chisos Hedgehog Cactus
Cactaceae (Cactus)
Pink
Echinocereus coccineus var. paucispinus
Claret-cup
Cactaceae (Cactus)
Red
Echinocereus dasyacanthus
Texas Rainbow Cactus, Spiny Hedgehog Cactus
Cactaceae (Cactus)
Yellow
Echinocereus enneacanthus ssp. enneacanthus
Strawberry Hedgehog Cactus
Cactaceae (Cactus)
Pink
Echinocereus reichenbachii
Lace Cactus
Cactaceae (Cactus)
Pink
Echinocereus russanthus (E. viridiflorus var. russanthus)
Rusty Hedgehog Cactus
Cactaceae (Cactus)
Dark Red
Echinocereus stramineus var. stramineus
Strawberry Cactus
Cactaceae (Cactus)
Pink
Echinocereus viridiflorus ssp. cylindricus
Nylon Hedgehog Cactus
Cactaceae (Cactus)
Yellow
Engelmannia peristenia
Engelmann’s Daisy
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yellow
Epixiphium wislizeni
Balloonbush, Snapdragon Vine
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort)
Blue
Erigeron modestus
Plains Fleabane
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
White
Erigeron philadelphicus
Philadelphia Fleabane
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
White
Erigeron strigosus
Daisy Fleabane, Prairie Fleabane
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
White
Erodium cicutarium
Redstem Stork’s Bill
Gerianaceae (Geranium)
Pink
Erodium texanum
Texas Stork’s Bill
Gerianaceae (Geranium)
Purple
Eryngium leavenworthii
Eryngo, Leavenworth's Eryngo
Apiaceae (Parsley)
Purple
Eschscholzia californica ssp. mexicana
Mexican Gold Poppy, California Gold Poppy
Papaveraceae (Poppy)
Yellow
Eucnide bartonioides
Rock-nettle, Yellow Stingbush
Loasaceae (Stickleaf)
Yellow
Eupatorium serotinum
White Boneset, Late-flowering Thoroughwort
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
White
Euphorbia corollata
Flowering Spurge
Euphorbiaceae (Spurge)
White
Euphorbia eriantha
Beetle Spurge, Woolly-flower Spurge
Euphorbiaceae (Spurge)
White
Euphorbia marginata
Snow-on-the-mountain
Euphorbiaceae (Spurge)
White
Eustoma exaltatum ssp. russellianum
(Eustoma grandiflorum)
Showy Prairie Gentian, Texas Bluebells
Gentianaceae (Gentian)
Purple, Pink
Evolvulus alsinoides
Slender Dwarf Morning-glory
Convolvulaceae (Morning Glory)
Blue
Evolvulus sericeus
Silver Dwarf Morning-glory, Creeping Morning-glory
Convolvulaceae (Morning Glory)
White
Eysenhardtia texana
Texas Kidneywood, Bee-brush
Fabaceae (Pea)
White

F-G

SPECIES
COMMON NAME
FAMILY
COLOR
Fallugia paradoxa
Apache Plume
Rosaceae (Rose)
White
Fouquieria splendens
Ocotillo
Fouquieriaceae (Ocotillo)
Red
Fraxinus cuspidata
Fragrant Ash
Oleacea (Olive)
White
Gaillardia pulchella
Indian Blanket, Blanketflower
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Orange/Yellow
Galium aparine
Stickywilly, Catchweed Bedstraw, Cleavers
Rubiaceae (Madder)
White
Gelsemium sempervirens
Carolina Jessamine, Evening Trumpetflower
Loganiaceae (Logania)
Yellow
Geranium carolinianum
Carolina Cranesbill
Geraniaceae (Geranium)
White
Giliastrum incisum
Cut-leaf Gilia, Split-leaf Gilia
Polemoniaceae (Phlox)
Blue
Giliastrum rigidulum
Blue Gilia, Bluebowls
Polemoniaceae (Phlox)
Blue
Glandularia bipinnatifida
(Verbena bipinnatifida)
Prairie Verbena, Dakota Mock Vervain
Verbenaceae (Verbena)
Blue/Purple
Glandularia pumila
Low Verbena, Pink Mock Vervain
Verbenaceae (Verbena)
Purple/Pink
Grindelia squarrosa var. nuda
Curlycup Gumweed
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yellow
Grusonia aggeria
Clumped Dog Cholla, Jumping Dog Cholla
Cactaceae (Cactus)
Yellow
Grusonia grahamii
Graham's Dog Cholla
Cactaceae (Cactus)
Yellow
Guaiacum angustifolium
Soapbush, Guyacan
Zygophyllaceae (Caltrop)
Purple

H

SPECIES
COMMON NAME
FAMILY
COLOR
Hechtia texensis
Texas False Agave, Guapilla
Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)
White
Hedeoma acinoides
Slender False Pennyroyal, Slender Hedeoma
Lamiaceae (Mint)
Pink
Hedeoma drummondii
Mock Pennyroyal, Drummond's False Pennyroyal
Lamiaceae (Mint)
Pink/Lavender
Hedyotis nigricans var. nigricans (Stenaria nigricans var. nigricans, Houstonia nigricans var. nigricans)
Diamondflowers, Baby's Breath, Bluets
Rubiaceae (Madder)
Pink/White
Helenium amarum
Yellow Sneezeweed, Bitterweed
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yellow
Helenium elegans
Pretty Sneezeweed
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yellow
Helianthemum georgianum
Rockrose, Georgia Frostweed
Cistaceae (Rock-rose)
Yellow
Helianthus annuus
Sunflower, Common Sunflower
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yellow
Helianthus maximiliani
Maximilian Sunflower
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yellow
Heliotropium procumbens (Euploca procumbens)
Four-spike Heliotrope
Boraginaceae (Forget-me-not)
White
Heliotropium tenellum
Pasture Heliotrope
Boraginaceae (Forget-me-not)
White
Hesperaloe parviflora
Red Yucca, Redflower False Yucca
Asparagaceae (Asparagus)
Red
Heterotheca canescens
Gray Goldenaster
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yellow
Heterotheca subaxillaris
Camphorweed, Goldenaster
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yellow
Hibiscus coulteri
Desert Rosemallow
Malvaceae (Mallow)
Yellow
Hibiscus denudatus
Desert Hibiscus
Malvaceae (Mallow)
Pink
Hibiscus grandiflorus
Swamp Rosemallow
Malvaceae (Mallow)
Pink
Hymenocallis liriosme
Spring Spiderlily
Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllis)
White
Hymenopappus scabiosaeus var. corymbosus
Old Plainsman
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
White
Hypochaeris glabra
Smooth Cat's-ear
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yellow

I-J-K

SPECIES
COMMON NAME
FAMILY
COLOR
Ibervillea lindheimeri
Lindheimer's Globeberry, Balsamgourd
Cucurbitaceae (Gourd)
Yellow
Ilex decidua
Possumhaw, Possum Haw
Aquifoliaceae (Holly)
White
Ilex vomitoria
Yaupon Holly
Aquifoliaceae (Holly)
White
Indigofera miniata
Scarlet Pea
Fabacea (Pea)
Red
Ipomoea cordatotriloba
Tievine
Convolvulaceae (Morning Glory)
Purple
Ipomoea turbinata
Purple Moonflower
Convolvulaceae (Morning Glory)
Purple
Ipomopsis aggregata
Scarlet Gilia, Skyrocket
Polemoniaceae (Phlox)
Red
Ipomopsis rubra
Standing Cypress, Texas Plume
Polemoniaceae (Phlox)
Red
Iris fulva
Copper Iris
Iridaceae (Iris)
Red
Jatropha dioica var. graminea
Leatherstem
Euphorbiaceae (Spurge)
Pink
Kallstroemia grandiflora
Arizona Poppy, Orange Caltrop
Zygophyllaceae (Caltrop)
Yellow/Orange
Krameria erecta
Littleaf Ratany
Krameriaceae (Krameria)
Red
Krameria grayi
(Krameria bicolor)
White Ratany
Krameriaceae (Krameria)
Red
Krameria lanceolata
Trailing Ratany, Trailing Krameria
Krameriaceae (Krameria)
Red

L

SPECIES
COMMON NAME
FAMILY
COLOR
Lactuca ludoviciana
Wild Lettuce, Louisiana Lettuce
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Pink
Lactuca serriola
Prickly Lettuce
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yellow
Lamium amplexicaule
Henbit
Lamiaceae (Mint)
Purple/Lavender
Lantana achyranthifolia (Lantana macropoda)
Desert Lantana, Shrubverbena, Mejorana
Verbenaceae (Verbena)
White, Pink
Lantana horrida
(Lantana urticoides)
Texas Lantana, Calico Bush
Verbenaceae (Verbena)
Orange/yellow
Lantana montevidensis
Trailing Lantana, Trailing Shrubverbena
Verbenaceae (Verbena)
Pink
Larrea tridentata
Creosote Bush
Zygophyllaceae (Caltrop)
Yellow
Lepidicum virginicum
Peppergrass
Brassicaceae (Mustard)
White
Lespedeza hirta
Hirta Lespedeza
Fabaceae (Pea)
White
Lespedeza procumbens
Trailing Lespedeza
Fabaceae (Pea)
Pink
Leucaena retusa
Littleleaf Leadtree
Fabaceae (Pea)
Yellow
Leucophyllum candidum
Boquillas Silverleaf, Brewster County Barometerbush
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort)
Purple
Leucophyllum frutescens
Cenizo, Texas Purple Sage, Texas Barometerbush
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort)
Purple
Liatris punctata var. mucronata
(Liatris mucronata)
Narrowleaf Gayfeather, Gayfeather
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Purple/Pink
Lindheimera texana
Texas Star, Texas Yellowstar
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yellow
Linum aristatum
Bristle Flax
Linaceae (Flax)
Yellow
Linum berlandieri
Berlandier’s Yellow Flax, Bowl Flax
Linaceae (Flax)
Yellow
Linum hudsonioides
Texas Flax, Hudson Flax
Linaceae (Flax)
Yellow
Linum rupestre
Rock Flax
Linaceae (Flax)
Yellow
Lithospermum caroliniense
Carolina Puccoon
Boraginaceae (Forget-me-not)
Yellow
Lithospermum incisum
Fringed Puccoon
Boraginaceae (Forget-me-not)
Yellow
Lonicera japonica
Japanese Honeysuckle
Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle)
White
Lonicera sempervirens
Coral Honeysuckle, Trumpet Honeysuckle
Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle)
Red
Ludwigia octovalvis
Mexican Primrose-willow, Water Primrose
Onagraceae (Honeysuckle)
Yellow
Lupinus havardii
Big Bend Bluebonnet, Chisos Bluebonnet
Fabacea (Pea)
Blue
Lupinus texensis
Texas Bluebonnet
Fabacea (Pea)
Blue
Lygodesmia texana
Skeleton Plant
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Pink

M

SPECIES
COMMON NAME
FAMILY
COLOR
Machaeranthera tanacetifolia
Tansy-leaf Aster
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Purple
Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii
Turk's Cap, Wax Mallow
Malvaceae (Mallow)
Red
Marshallia caespitosa
Barbara's Buttons, Puff Balls
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
White
Matelea reticulata
Green Milkweed Vine, Pearl Milkweed Vine
Apocynaceae (Dogbane)
Green
Medicago minima
Little Bur-clover
Fabacea (Pea)
Yellow
Melampodium leucanthum
Blackfoot Daisy, Plains Blackfoot
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
White
Melilotus albus
White Sweet Clover
Fabaceae (Pea)
White
Menodora heterophylla
Redbud, Low Menodora
Oleaceae (Olive)
Yellow
Mentzelia decapetala
Ten-petal Blazingstar
Loasaceae (Stickleaf)
White
Mentzelia oligosperma
Stickleaf, Chickenthief
Loasaceae (Stickleaf)
Yellow
Mentzelia reverchonii
Prairie Stickleaf
Loasaceae (Stickleaf)
Yellow
Mimosa aculeaticarpa
Catclaw Mimosa
Fabaceae (Pea)
Pink
Mimosa emoryana
Emory Mimosa
Fabaceae (Pea)
Pink
Mimosa nuttallii
Nutall's Sensitive-briar, Catclaw Sensitive-briar
Fabaceae (Pea)
Pink
Mimosa roemeriana
Roemer's Mimosa, Sensitive-briar
Fabaceae (Pea)
Pink
Mimosa turneri
Turner Mimosa
Fabaceae (Pea)
Pink
Minuartia drummondii
Drummond’s Stitchwort, Sandwort
Caryophyllaceae (Pink)
White
Mirabilis texensis
Texas Four O'clock
Nyctaginacea (Four O'clock)
Purple
Monarda citriodora
Lemon Beebalm, Purple Horsemint
Lamiaceae (Mint)
Purple
Monarda clinopodioides
Basil Beebalm
Lamiaceae (Mint)
White
Monarda punctata
Spotted Beebalm
Lamiaceae (Mint)
Yellow

N

SPECIES
COMMON NAME
FAMILY
COLOR
Nama dichotoma (Nama dichotomum)
Wishbone Fiddleleaf
Boraginaceae (Forget-me-not)
Purple
Nama havardii
Havard Nama, Havard Fiddleleaf
Boraginaceae (Forget-me-not)
Pink
Nama hispida
(Nama hispidum)
Bristly Nama, Sand Bells
Boraginaceae (Forget-me-not)
Pink/Purple
Nama torynophyllum
(Nama torynophylla)
Mat Nama
Boraginaceae (Forget-me-not)
Pink
Nemastylis geminiflora
Celestials
Iridaceae (Iris)
Blue
Nemophila phacelioides
Baby Blue-eyes
Boraginaceae (Forget-me-not)
Blue
Neptunia pubescens
Tropical Puff
Fabaceae (Pea)
Yellow
Nerisyrenia camporum
Bicolor Mustard
Brassicaeae (Mustard)
White
Nicolletia edwardsii
Hole-in-the-sand Plant
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
White
Nicotiana glauca
Tree Tobacco
Solanaceae (Nightshade)
Yellow
Nicotiana obtusifolia
Desert Tobacco
Solanaceae (Nightshade)
White
Nolina texana
Texas Beargrass, Bunchgrass, Basket Grass, Sacahuista
Liliaceae (Lily)
White
Nothoscordum bivalve
Crow Poison, False Garlic
Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllis)
White
Nuttallanthus texanus
Texas Toadflax
Plantaginaceae (Plantain)
Purple

O

SPECIES
COMMON NAME
FAMILY
COLOR
Oenothera berlandieri
(Calypholus berlandieri)
Square-bud Primrose, Berlandier’s Sundrops
Onagraceae (Evening Primrose)
Yellow
Oenothera berlandieri ssp. pinifolius
(Calypholus berlandieri ssp. pinifolius)
Square-bud Primrose, Berlandier’s Sundrops
Onagraceae (Evening Primrose)
Yellow
Oenothera boquillensis
(Gaura boquillensis)
Rio Grande Beeblossom, Boquillas Lizardtail
Onagraceae (Evening Primrose)
White/Pink
Oenothera brachycarpa
Short-fruit Evening Primrose
Onagraceae (Evening Primrose)
Yellow
Oenothera laciniata
Cut-leaf Evening Primrose
Onagraceae (Evening Primrose)
Yellow
Oenothera lindheimeri
(Gaura lindheimeri)
White Gaura
Onagraceae (Evening Primrose)
White
Oenothera macrocarpa ssp. macrocarpa
Big-fruit Evening Primrose
Onagraceae (Evening Primrose)
Yellow
Oenothera patriciae
Plains Beeblossom
Onagraceae (Evening Primrose)
White
Oenothera rhombipetala
Fourpoint Evening Primrose
Onagraceae (Evening Primrose)
Yellow
Oenothera speciosa
Pink Evening Primrose
Onagraceae (Evening Primrose)
Pink
Oenothera suffrutescens
(Gaura coccinea, Gaura suffrutescens)
Scarlet Gaura, Scarlet Beeblossom
Onagraceae (Evening Primrose)
Pink
Oenothera tubicula
(Calypholus tubicula)
Texas Sundrops
Onagraceae (Evening Primrose)
Yellow
Omphalodes aliena
Mexican Navelwort, Mexican Navelseed
Boraginaceae (Forget-me-not)
Blue
Onosmodium helleri
Heller's Marbleseed
Boraginaceae (Forget-me-not)
White
Opuntia engelmannii var. engelmannii
Prickly Pear, Cactus Apple
Cactaceae (Cactus)
Yellow
Opuntia macrocentra
Purple Prickly Pear
Cactaceae (Cactus)
Yellow
Opuntia phaeacantha
Desert Prickly Pear, Tulip Prickly Pear
Cactaceae (Cactus)
Yellow
Opuntia spinosibacca
Spiny-fruited Prickly Pear
Cactaceae (Cactus)
Yellow
Oxalis dillenii
Yellow Woodsorrel
Oxalidaceae (Wood Sorrel)
Yellow
Oxalis drummondii
Drummond’s Woodsorrel
Oxalidaceae (Wood Sorrel)
Pink

P

SPECIES
COMMON NAME
FAMILY
COLOR
Packera obovata
Golden Groundsel, Round-leaf Groundsel
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yellow
Packera millelobata
Unita Ragwort
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yellow
Palafoxia callosa
Small Palafox
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Pink
Palafoxia hookeriana
Sand Palafox
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Pink
Papaver rhoeas
Corn Poppy, Flanders Poppy, Remembrance Poppy
Papaveraceae (Poppy)
Red
Parkinsonia aculeata
Mexican Paloverde, Paloverde, Jerusalem Thorn, Retama
Fabacea (Pea)
Yellow
Parthenium confertum
Lyreleaf Parthenium, Gray's Feverfew
Apiaceae (Parsley)
White
Parthenium hysterophorus
False Ragweed, Santa Maria Feverfew
Apiaceae (Parsley)
White
Pavonia lasiopetala
Rock Rose, Rose Mallow
Malvaceae (Mallow)
Pink
Pectis angustifolia
Lemonscent
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yellow
Pediomelum latestipulatum
Breadroot, Texas Plains Indian Breadroot
Fabaceae (Pea)
Blue
Penstemon cobaea
Wild Foxglove
Plantaginaceae (Plantain)
Pink
Penstemon dasyphyllus
Cochise Beardtongue, Purple Penstemon
Plantaginaceae (Plantain)
Blue
Penstemon havardii
Big Bend Beardtongue, Havard Penstemon
Plantaginaceae (Plantain)
Red
Penstemon laxiflorus
Nodding Beardtongue, Loose-flowered Penstemon
Plantaginaceae (Plantain)
White
Penstemon triflorus
Scarlet Penstemon, Heller's Beardtongue
Plantaginaceae (Plantain)
Red/Pink
Perityle parryi
Heartleaf Rockdaisy, Parry's Rockdaisy
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yellow
Perityle vaseyi
Margined Rockdaisy
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yellow
Persicaria punctata
Dotted Smartweed, Water Smartweed
Polygonaceae (Buckwheat)
White
Phacelia congesta
Blue-curls
Hydrophyllaceae (Waterleaf)
Blue
Phacelia infundibuliformis
Rio Grande Scorpionweed, Rio Grande Phacelia
Hydrophyllaceae (Waterleaf)
Blue
Phacelia petiolata
Stalk-leaf Phacelia
Hydrophyllaceae (Waterleaf)
Blue
Phlox divaricata
Wild Blue Phlox
Polemoniaceae (Phlox)
Purple/Blue
Phlox drummondii
Drummond Phlox
Polemoniaceae (Phlox)
Pink
Phlox mesoleuca
Thread-leaf Phlox
Polemoniaceae (Phlox)
Pink/Purple
Phlox roemeriana
Golden-eye Phlox
Polemoniaceae (Phlox)
Pink
Phyla nodiflora
Turkey Tangle Frog-fruit, Texas Frog-fruit
Verbenaceae (Verbena)
White
Physaria argyraea ssp. argyraea
(Lesquerella argyraea)
Silver Bladderpod
Brassicaceae (Mustard)
Yellow
Physaria engelmannii
(Lesquerella engelmannii)
Engelmann's Bladderpod
Brassicaceae (Mustard)
Yellow
Physaria gracilis
(Lesquerella gracilis)
Spreading Bladderpod, Cloth-of-gold
Brassicaceae (Mustard)
Yellow
Physaria purpurea
(Lesquerella purpurea)
White Bladderpod, Rose Bladderpod
Brassicaceae (Mustard)
White
Physostegia angustifolia
Narrow-leaf False Dragonhead
Lamiaceae (Mint)
Purple
Phytolacca americana
American Pokeweed
Phytolaccaceae (Pokeweed)
White
Pinaropappus roseus
White Rock Lettuce, White Dandelion
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
White
Plantago helleri
Heller’s Plantain
Plantaginaceae (Plantain)
White
Plantago lanceolata
Buckhorn Plantain, English Plantain, etc.
Plantaginaceae (Plantain)
White
Plantago patagonica
Wooly Plantain
Plantaginaceae (Plantain)
White
Plantago rhodosperma
Redseed Plantain
Plantaginaceae (Plantain)
White
Plantago wrightiana
Wright's Plantain
Plantaginaceae (Plantain)
White
Plectocephalus americanus
American Basketflower, American Star Thistle
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Purple/White
Pluchea odorata
Sweetscent, Marsh Fleabane
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Pink
Polanisia dodecandra
Clammyweed, Redwhisker Clammyweed
Cleomaceae (Cleome)
White
Polanisia uniglandulosa
Mexican Clammyweed
Cleomaceae (Cleome)
White
Polygala alba
White Milkwort
Polygalaceae (Milkwort)
White
Polypremum procumbens
Juniper-leaf, Rustweed
Tetrachondraceae
White
Porophyllum scoparium
Shrubby Poreleaf, Trans-Pecos Poreleaf
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yellow
Portulaca pilosa
Kiss Me Quick, Shaggy Portulaca
Portulacaceae (Purslane)
Pink
Prosopis glandulosa var. glandulosa
Honey Mesquite
Fabaceae (Pea)
Yellow/White
Prunus mexicana
Mexican Plum
Rosaceae (Rose)
White
Psathyrotopsis scaposa
Naked Turtleback, Naked Brittlestem
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
White
Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium
Rabbit Tobacco, Sweet Everlasting
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
White
Psilotrophe tagetina
Wooly Paperflower
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yellow
Ptelea trifoliata
Wafer Ash, Hoptree
Rutaceae (Rue)
White
Pyrrhopappus carolinianus
Carolina Desert Chicory
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yellow
Pyrrhopappus pauciflorus
(Pyrrhopappus multicaulis)
Texas Dandelion
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yellow

R

SPECIES
COMMON NAME
FAMILY
COLOR
Ranunculus macranthes
Large Buttercup
Ranunculaceae (Buttercup)
Yellow
Rapistrum rugosum
Bastard Cabbage, Annual Bastardcabbage
Brassicaceae (Mustard)
Yellow
Ratibida columnifera
Mexican Hat, Prairie Coneflower
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yellow
Rhus microphylla
Littleleaf Sumac, Desert Sumac
Anacardiaceae (Cashew)
White
Rivina humilis
Pigeon-berry, Rougeplant
Phytolaccaceae (Pokeweed)
Pink
Rubus trivialis
Southern Dewberry
Rosaceae (Rose)
White
Rudbeckia hirta
Brown-eyed Susuan, Black-eyed Susan
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yellow
Rudbeckia maxima
Giant Coneflower, Great Coneflower
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yellow
Ruellia humilis
Fringeleaf Wild Petunia, Low Ruellia
Acanthaceae (Acantha)
Purple
Ruellia nudiflora
Wild Petunia
Acanthaceae (Acantha)
Blue
Rumex hastatulus
Heartwing Sorrel
Polygonaceae (Buckwheat)
White/Green/Pink/Red
Rumex pulcher
Fiddle Dock
Polygonaceae (Buckwheat)
Green

S

SPECIES
COMMON NAME
FAMILY
COLOR
Sabatia campestris
Meadow Pink, Texas Star
Gentianaceae (Gentian)
Pink
Salvia azurea
Blue Sage
Lamiaceae (Mint)
Blue
Salvia coccinea
Tropical Sage, Blood Sage
Lamiaceae (Mint)
Red
Salvia engelmannii
Engelmann's Sage
Lamiaceae (Mint)
Blue
Salvia farinacea
Mealycup Sage, Mealy Blue Sage
Lamiaceae (Mint)
Blue/White
Salvia greggii
Autumn Sage
Lamiaceae (Mint)
Pink
Salvia lyrata
Lyre-leaf Sage
Lamiaceae (Mint)
Blue
Salvia penstemonoides
Big Red Sage
Lamiaceae (Mint)
Red
Salvia regla
Mountain Sage
Lamiaceae (Mint)
Red
Salvia roemeriana
Cedar Sage
Lamiaceae (Mint)
Red
Scutellaria drummondii
Drummond’s Skullcap
Lamiaceae (Mint)
Blue/Purple
Scutellaria ovata
Heartleaf Skullcap
Lamiaceae (Mint)
Blue/Purple
Scutellaria wrightii
Wright’s Skullcap, Bushy Skullcap
Lamiaceae (Mint)
Blue/Purple
Sedum nuttallii
Yellow Stonecrop
Crassulaceae (Stonecrop)
Yellow
Selaginella lepidophylla
Flower of Stone
Selaginellaceae (Spikemoss)
White
Senegalia greggii
(Acacia greggii)
Catclaw Acacia
Fabaceae (Pea)
White
Senecio ampullaceus
Texas Groundsel, Texas Ragwort
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yellow
Senna lindheimeriana
Velvet-leaf Senna
Fabaceae (Pea)
Yellow
Senna pilosior
Trans-Pecos Senna
Fabaceae (Pea)
Yellow
Senna roemeriana
Two-leaf Senna
Fabaceae (Pea)
Yellow
Sherardia arvensis
Field Madder
Rubiaceae (Madder)
Pink
Sida abutifolia
Spreading Fanpetals
Malvaceae (Mallow)
Yellow
Sida ciliaris
Bracted Fanpetals, Bracted Sida
Malvaceae (Mallow)
Red
Silene gallica
Windmill Catchfly
Caryophyllaceae (Pink)
Pink
Silene laciniata
Cardinal Catchfly
Caryophyllaceae (Pink)
Red
Sisyrinchium pruinosum
Narrow-leaf Blue-eyed Grass
Iridacea (Iris)
Blue
Sisyrinchium rosulatum
Annual Blue-eyed Grass
Iridacea (Iris)
White
Solanum dimidiatum
Nightshade, Western Horsenettle
Solanaceae (Nightshade)
Purple
Solanum elaeagnifolium
Silverleaf Nightshade
Solanaceae (Nightshade)
Purple
Solanum rostratum
Buffalobur Nightshade, Buffalo Bur
Solanaceae (Nightshade)
Yellow
Solanum triquetrum
Texas Nightshade
Solanaceae (Nightshade)
White
Solidago altissima
Tall Goldenrod
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yellow
Solidago nemoralis
Gray Goldenrod, Prairie Goldenrod
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yellow
Sonchus asper
Spiny Sow-thistle
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yellow
Sophora secundiflora
Texas Mountain Laurel, Mescal Bean
Fabaceae (Pea)
Purple
Sphaeralacea coccinea
Caliche Globemallow, Scarlet Globemallow
Malvaceae (Mallow)
Orange
Sphaeralcea angustifolia
Narrow-leaf Globemallow
Malvaceae (Mallow)
Purple/Pink
Spiranthes magnicamporum
Great Plains Lady's Tresses
Orchidaceae (Orchid)
White
Stachys crenata
Mouse's Ear, Shade Betony
Lamiaceae (Mint)
Pink
Stenandrium barbatum
Early Shaggytuft, Shaggy Stenandrium
Acanthaceae (Acanthus)
Pink
Stenaria nigricans var. nigricans (Hedyotis nigricans var. nigricans, Houstonia nigricans var. nigricans)
Diamondflowers, Baby's Breath, Bluets
Rubiaceae (Madder)
Pink/White
Stylosanthes biflora
Pencilflower, Sidebeak Pencilflower
Fabaceae (Pea)
Yellow
Symphyotrichum drummondii var. texanum
(Aster texanus)
Texas Aster, Drummond's Aster
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
White
Symphyotrichum patens var. patens
(Aster patens)
Late Purple Aster
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Purple
Symphyotrichum pratense
(Aster pratensis)
Barrens Silky Aster, Meadow Aster
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Purple

T

SPECIES
COMMON NAME
FAMILY
COLOR
Tamarix ramosissima
Salt Cedar
Tamaricaceae (Tamarisk)
Pink
Tecoma stans
Esperanza, Yellow Bells
Bignoniaceae (Trumpet-Creeper)
Yellow
Tephrosia lindheimeri
Hoary Pea
Fabaceae (Pea)
Pink
Teucrium canadense
American Germander, Canada Germander, Wood Sage
Lamiaceae (Mint)
Pink
Teucrium cubense
Small Coastal Germander, Cut-leaf Germander
Lamiaceae (Mint)
White
Tetragonotheca texana
Squarebud Daisy, Nerve-ray
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yellow
Tetraneuris liearifolia var. linearifolia
Slender-leaf Bitterweed, Fine-leaf Four-nerved Daisy
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yellow
Tetraneuris scaposa var. scaposa
Four-nerve Daisy, Bitterweed, Plains Yellow Daisy
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yellow
Thamnsosma texana
Dutchman's Breeches, Desert Rue
Rutaceae (Rue)
Yellow
Thelocactus bicolor var. bicolor
Glory of Texas Cactus
Cactaceae (Cactus)
Pink
Thelesperma filifolium
Greenthread
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yellow
Thelesperma megapotamicum
Hopi Tea Greenthread
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yellow
Thymophylla acerosa
Pricklyleaf Dogweed, Texas Dogweed
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yellow
Thymophylla pentachaeta, Dyssodia pentachaeta
Common Dogweed, Fiveneedle Pricklyleaf, Parralena
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yellow
Tinantia anomala
False Dayflower
Commelinaceae (Spiderwort)
Blue, White
Tiquilia hispidissima
Hairy Crinklemat
Boraginaceae (Forget-me-not)
Pink
Tiquilia mexicana
Mexican Crinklemat
Boraginaceae (Forget-me-not)
Pink/White/Lavender
Torilis arvensis
Hedge Parsley, Spreading Hedge Parsley
Apiaceae (Parsley)
White
Tradescantia gigantea
Giant Spiderwort
Commelinaceae (Spiderwort)
Blue, Purple, White
Tradescantia humilis
Texas Spiderwort
Commelinaceae (Spiderwort)
Blue
Tradescantia pedicellata
Granite Spiderwort, Edwards Plateau Spiderwort
Commelinaceae (Spiderwort)
Blue/Purple
Tradescantia subacaulis
Stemless Spiderwort
Commelinaceae (Spiderwort)
Blue/Purple
Tribulus terrestris
Puncture Vine, Goathead
Zygophyllaceae (Caltrop)
Yellow
Triodanis perfoliate ssp. biflora (Triodanis biflora)
Small-leaf Venus Looking-glass
Campanulaceae (Bellflower)
Blue
Trixis californica
American Threefold
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yellow

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SPECIES
COMMON NAME
FAMILY
COLOR
Ungnadia speciosa
Mexican Buck-eye
Sapindaceae (Soapberry)
Pink
Vaccinium arboreum
Farkleberry, Sparkleberry
Ericaceae (Heath)
White
Vachellia constricta
(Acacia constricta)
Whitethorn Acacia
Fabaceae (Pea)
Yellow
Vachellia farnesiana
(Acacia farnesiana)
Huisache, Sweet Acacia
Fabaceae (Pea)
Yellow
Valerianella radiata
Beaked Cornsalad
Valerianaceae (Valerian)
White
Verbena canescens
Gray Vervain
Verbenaceae (Verbena)
Purple
Verbena halei
Texas Vervain
Verbenaceae (Verbena)
Purple
Verbesina encelioides
Golden Crownbeard, Cowpen Daisy
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yellow
Verbesina virginica
Frostweed, White Crownbeard
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
White
Veronica anagallis-aquatica
Water Speedwell
Plantaginaceae (Plantain)
Blue
Veronica persica
Bird-eye Speedwell, Winter Speedwell
Plantaginaceae (Plantain)
Blue
Vicia ludoviciana
Louisiana Vetch, Deer Pea Vetch
Fabaceae (Pea)
Blue
Vicia villosa
Winter Vetch
Fabaceae (Pea)
Blue
Viguiera dentata
Sunflower Goldeneye
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yellow
Viguiera stenoloba
Skeleton-leaf Goldeneye, Resinweed
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yellow
Vitex agnus-castus
Lilac Chastetree
Lamiaceae (Mint)
Purple
Wedelia acapulcensis var. hispida (Zexmenia hispida, Wedelia hispida)
Hairy Wedelia, Zexmenia
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yellow
Wisteria frutescens
Texas Wisteria
Fabaceae (Pea)
Pink
Xanthisma spinulosum var. chihuahuanum
Spiny Goldenweed, Chihuahua Tansy Aster
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yellow
Xanthisma texanum var. drummondii
Drummond's Sleepy-daisy
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yellow
Youngia japonica
Oriental False Hawksbeard
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yellow
Yucca elata
Soaptree Yucca
Asparagaceae (Asparagus)
White
Yucca faxoniana
Giant Dagger Yucca
Asparagaceae (Asparagus)
White
Yucca rupicola
Texas Yucca, Twisted-leaf Yucca
Asparagaceae (Asparagus)
White
Yucca thompsoniana
Thompson Yucca, Beaked Yucca
Asparagaceae (Asparagus)
White
Yucca treculeana
(Yucca torreyi)
Spanish Dagger Yucca, Don Quixote's Lace
Asparagaceae (Asparagus)
White
Zeltnera beyrichii (Centaurium beyrichii)
Mountain Pink
Gentianaceae (Gentian)
Pink
Zeltnera calycosa (Centaurium calycosum)
Rosita
Gentianaceae (Gentian)
Pink
Zephyranthes drummondii (Cooperia pedunculata)
Rain Lily
Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllis)
White







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