Texas Native Plant Pictures by color ( Yellow )

Josephine, Arlington, TX(Zone 8a)

Common Sunflower, ( Helianthus annus ) Native, annual. The most common Sunflower in Texas.
For more information go to the plant files http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/223/index.html

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Josephine, Arlington, TX(Zone 8a)

Common Sunflower #2 opening up.

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Josephine, Arlington, TX(Zone 8a)

Common Sunflower #3 close up of center flower.

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Conroe, TX(Zone 9a)

Rudbeckia hirta, Black-eyed Susan. I'm not sure which one this is, so here's alink to a list of them in PlantFiles: http://davesgarden.com/pf/search.php?search_text=rudbeckia+hirta

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Conroe, TX(Zone 9a)

Sorry this is kind of a ratty close-up.
Rudbeckia hirta

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Conroe, TX(Zone 9a)

Close-up of Lanceleaf Coreopsis, Tickseed Coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata)
http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/33/index.html

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Conroe, TX(Zone 9a)

Lanceleaf/Tickseed Coreopsis, plant just beginning to bloom

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Chocolate Daisy (Berlandiera lyrata), Asteraceae Family, Texas native, perennial, blooms mid-spring through summer, blooms smell like chocolate in the especially in the mornings
The flowers are yellow, about the size of a quarter and have red striped undersides, the petals drop off during the day. It has diiferent stages of blooms on the plant at the same time which makes it very interesting to observe: below is a bud and one with emerging petals. To see the full bloom, visit the PlantFiles:
http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/1605/index.html


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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Chocolate Daisy (Berlandiera lyrata) seeds ...

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Buffalo Bur (Solanum rostratum), Solanaceae Family, Texas native, annual, blooms late spring through late fall; although the burs and spines can really hurt, I find the bloom very beautiful

For more information see its entry in the PlantFiles:
http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/32175/index.html

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Buffalo Bur (Solanum rostratum) leaf ...

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Buffalo Bur (Solanum rostratum) developing burs ...

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Buffalo Bur (Solanum rostratum) seedpods (burs) and seeds ...

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Buffalo Bur (Solanum rostratum) seedpods are five chambered as shown in the photo and contain many small seeds.

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Camphorweed, Golden Aster, Camphor Daisy (Heterotheca subaxillaris, previously named Heterotheca latifolia), Asteraceae Family, Texas native, annual, blooms in early spring through late falll; considered a weed by many, but admired by native plant enthusiasts.

Cut it to a low level in latesummer and it will continue to bloom until the first frost and sometimes even later. The rough and usually toothed leaves emit a strong camphor aroma when crushed or disturbed and are sticky due to the hairs being gland-tipped.

For more information see its entry in the PlantFiles:
http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/80578/index.html

A view of the blooms at different stages of development ...

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Camphorweed, Golden Aster, Camphor Daisy (Heterotheca subaxillaris, previously named Heterotheca latifolia)

Fading blooms, seedheads forming and mature seedhead ...

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Camphorweed, Golden Aster, Camphor Daisy (Heterotheca subaxillaris, previously named Heterotheca latifolia)

The stems can have a purple tone. A close view of the seedhead with a few seeds ready to be dispersed ...

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Granbury, TX(Zone 7b)

Cowpen Daisy, Golden Crownbeard (Verbesina encelioides)

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Josephine, Arlington, TX(Zone 8a)

( Native ) Mexican Hat, ( Ratibida columnaris ) A solid yellow specimen.

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Texas Yellow Star, Star Daisy (Lindheimera texana), Asteraceae Family, Texas native, annual, blooms in late winter to mid-spring

This plant is considered to be a winter annual. The bloom stalks shoot up in February.

For more information see its entry in the PlantFiles: http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/55468/index.html

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Texas Yellow Star, Star Daisy (Lindheimera texana)

A view of the attractive infructescence ... the fruiting stage of the inflorescence ...

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Texas Yellow Star, Star Daisy (Lindheimera texana)

Only the ray flowers produce seeds; 5 seeds are held in each star-shaped structure. Unfortunately, the one in this photo is damaged. When whole, it is very attractive.

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Texas Yellow Star, Star Daisy (Lindheimera texana)

The whole plant showing growth habit, blooms, developing fruit (green) and fruit (achenes) ...

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Carolina Desert Chicory, Leafy False Dandelion, Florida Dandelion (Pyrrhopappus carolinianus), Asteraceae Family, Texas native, perennial/biennial, blooms mid-spring through summer

I can't locate the photo of the full bloom, but am posting the photo of the center of the bloom which will help identify it. See other photos and more information in the PlantFiles: http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/1666/index.html

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Texas Broomweed, Matchbush, Matchweed, Kindling Weed (Gutierrezia texana), Asteraceae Family, Texas native, annual/perennial, blooms late summer through late fall, can be a subshrub or shrub.

Wiry stems and small, sparse leaves give this native plant an airy, delicate appearance.

For more information see its entry in the PlantFiles: http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/77114/index.html

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Texas Broomweed, Matchbush, Matchweed, Kindling Weed (Gutierrezia texana)

A closeup of the very small bloom ...

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Greenthread, Plains Greenthread, Threadleaf Thelesperma, Navajo Tea, False Golden Wave (Thelesperma filifolium), Asteraceae Family, Texas native, annual or short-lived perennial, blooms in March through June and often into the fall

It can be found growing along roadsides and on dry hills in the South Texas Plains and Edwards Plateau. The eight ray flowers are yellow and the numerous disk flowers are reddish to dark brown. The leaves are scattered along the whole stem and the blades are very thin. It does not appear to be ravaged by deer. It is also a good larval and nectar plant for butterflies and is a larval food for the dainty sulphur butterfly.

Being used to make a beverage tea which is sometimes used medicinally by several Native American tribes, especially those in the southwest the names Navajo Tea, Hopi Tea, or Indian tea reflect its use by these populations. But, its main use is in the Southwest. How to make the tea: (1) harvest the plant just as the flower buds open, cutting it to within 2-3 inches above the soil and then wash the plants. (2) Let it dry. Fold the dried plant into uniform 4 inch lengths. (3) Bundled with string into units of about 6 grams each for storage and use. (4) Boil a bundle of the herb in about 6 cups of water for about 5 minutes. A sweetener can be added. The taste is somewhat like that of standard green tea, but has a very slight aromatic taste. It may be enjoyed without any sweetener.

For more information see its entry in the PlantFiles:
http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/68433/index.html

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Goldmane Tickseed, Dye Flower (Coreopsis basalis), Asteraceae Family, Texas native, annual, blooms April through August

It is found in the the eastern half of Texas growing on open ground in praires and meadows. The species thrives on disturbed land that is sandy and well drained. It is drought tolerant. It is bushy and has a compact growth habit. The dark pattern around the center helps distinguish this tickseed from other types.

For more information see its entry in the PlantFiles:
http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/55838/live_view/

A not very good photo of the bloom ...

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Josephine, Arlington, TX(Zone 8a)

( Native ) Golden Crownbeard, Cowpen Daisy, ( Verbesina enceliodes ) Sunflower family. Lovely abundant wildflower, annual, up to three feet high, blooms profusely March- November. See plant files, http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/59964/index.html

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Twin-leaf Senna, Two-leaf Senna, Twin-leaved Senna, Two-leaved Senna (Senna roemeriana), Caesalpiniaceae Family, Texas native, perennial, blooms in early spring through early fall

Its natural habitat is poor, dry, limestone soil. It will grow in a garden, as long as the soil is well-drained. Give it a little extra water, cut it back and it will bloom into the fall. it is a butterfly larvae food for tailed oranges, orange sulphurs and statira sulphurs. CAUTION: It is poisonous to cattle, goats and horses.

For more information, see its entry in the PlantFiles: http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/66696/index.html

The leaves are divided into two leaflets and it has 3/4 to 1 inch blooms.

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Twin-leaf Senna, Two-leaf Senna, Twin-leaved Senna, Two-leaved Senna (Senna roemeriana)

A closeup of a bloom that is just openinig that shows the brown veins on the petals ...

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Twin-leaf Senna, Two-leaf Senna, Twin-leaved Senna, Two-leaved Senna (Senna roemeriana

)A view of the seedpod ...

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Josephine, Arlington, TX(Zone 8a)

( Native ) Damianita, ( Chrysactinia mexicana ) A strongly scented leafy plant up to 2 feet tall. Perennial heavy bloomer.
See plant files, http://davesgarden.com/pf/showimage/70908/

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Hinckley's Golden Columbine (Aquilegia hinckleyana), Ranunculaceae Family, endemic Texas native, perennial, blooms in early spring through early summer and sometimes sporadically through the summer until fall

Hinckley's golden columbine is an endemic Texas native plant. It can be found in its natural habit in the Trans-Pecos mountains region of Texas. It is 2 feet tall and 2 feet wide and is one of four yellow blooming columbines that are indigenous to the state.

For more information, see its entry in the PlantFiles:
http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/60182/index.html

The large blooms provide striking color contrast in a shady spot. Shown in April.

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Hinckley's Golden Columbine (Aquilegia hinckleyana)

The buds provide an interesting form in a shade garden. They resemble rocketships as they wave in the wind.

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Josephine, Arlington, TX(Zone 8a)

( Native ) Engelmann Daisy, ( Engelmannia pinnatifida ) Sunflower family. Lovely perennial up to three feet tall, bloom period February-november.
See plant files, http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/55987/index.html

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Josephine, Arlington, TX(Zone 8a)

( Native) Prairie Parsley, ( Polytaenia nuttallii ) Parsley family,Biennial to three feet,
bloom period April to June. Sometimes called Wild Dill, host to butterflies.
See plant files, http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/85824/index.html

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Thrift-leaf Perky Sue, Four-Nerve Daisy, Slender-stem Bitterweed, Plains Hymenoxys (Hymenoxys scaposa), Asteraceae Family, Texas native, perennial, evergreen, everblooming in Central and South Texas

This is an evergreen native Texas perennial that has short tufts of grayish-green, grassy looking foliage that provides a burst of yellow bloom color. It is a low growing plant which bears the blooms on taller stalks. It will bloom about all year in warmer climates. It survived February and March freezes without any damage and kept on blooming. Make sure the soil it is planted in is well drained. The blooms themselves are long lasting. It is an excellent xeriscape plant. Use it as a border or as groupings in the border. Great plant for rock gardens.

For more information, see its entry in the PlantFiles:
http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/53549/index.html

When the other summer plants are being removed (October), this little guy just keeps on producing small (1.5 inch), but highly noticeable blooms.

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Thrift-leaf Perky Sue, Four-Nerve Daisy, Slender-stem Bitterweed, Plains Hymenoxys (Hymenoxys scaposa)

1.5 inch bloom close up ... it is held above the foliage on a leafless stem.

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Thrift-leaf Perky Sue, Four-Nerve Daisy, Slender-stem Bitterweed, Plains Hymenoxys (Hymenoxys scaposa)


This plant self-seeds easily. The seedhead turns totally white when dry and and the empty seedhead persists on the plant. Notice how the dried petals turn inward. So, there are yellow blooms with white seedheads on the plant at the same time making the plant look as though it has yellow as well as white blooms on it from a distance. I cut the dried bloomstalks from the plant after the seedhead has dried. This can be accomplished easily with a weed whacker.

Seedhead that has not dried totally yet ...

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