Native Plants

Photo credit: Taylor Keys

Native plants are adapted to their natural environments and support wildlife.

What’s the BUZZ about native plants (Central Texas Gardener)
Information about prairies and their importance (Native Prairies Association of Texas)

School Resources
Native Plants in Schools (Native Plant Society of Texas)

Native plant database (Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center)
What’s in season at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Plants of Texas rangelands (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension)
PLANTS Database (USDA)

Native plant collections by state – check out the section “Just for Texans” (Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center)
Wildscapes: plant guidance by ecoregion (Texas Parks and Wildlife Department)
Easy-to-grow native wildflower slideshow (Native Plant Society of Texas)
Native plant list for South Texas (Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute)
Native and adapted plants landscape plants (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension & City of Austin)
Central Texas Native Seed Collection List (Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute)
Designing Your Garden for Pollinators (Texas Smart Scape)

Seeding, Planting, and Restoration
Seeding recommendations for South Texas (Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute)
General guidelines for native seeding in South Texas (Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute)
Planting tips for native grasses (Native American Seed)
Prairie restoration information (Native Prairies Association of Texas)
Guidelines for native grassland restoration projects (Texas Parks and Wildlife Department)
Wildscapes: buffalograss (Texas Parks and Wildlife Department)
Texas Native Seeds program (Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute)
Native Seed Selection Tool (Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute)

Helpful How-Tos
Pro Tips from Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Making seed balls (Native American Seed)

Plant and Seed Sources
Native American Seed
Turner Seed
Native Plant Database (Native Plant Society of Texas)
National suppliers directory (Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center)