Texas Native Plant Pictures by color ( Purple )

Josephine, Arlington, TX(Zone 8a)

Western Ironweed, ( Vernonia baldwinii ) Native Texas plant, prennial, drought tolerant, lovely purple flowers.
For more information see the plant files http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/1429/index.html

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Josephine, Arlington, TX(Zone 8a)

Western Ironweed, a stem cluster,

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Prairie Spiderwort, Western Spiderwort (Tradescantia occidentalis), Commelinaceae Family, Texas native, blooms appear in clusters in late spring to early summer, can have blue or white blooms also, blooms remain open several days
For more information visit its entry in the PlantFiles: http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/2079/index.html


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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Prairie Spiderwort, Western Spiderwort (Tradescantia occidentalis)
A view of the buds which have hairy calyxes ...

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Blazing Star, Narrow Leaf Gayfeather, Narrow-Leaf Gayfeather, Cusp Gayfeather (Liatris mucronata), Asteraceae Family, Texas native, perennial, blooms late summer through early fall
For more information see:
http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/83324/index.html

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Blazing Star, Narrow Leaf Gayfeather, Narrow-Leaf Gayfeather, Cusp Gayfeather (Liatris mucronata)
Closeup of the blooms ...

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Blazing Star, Narrow Leaf Gayfeather, Narrow-Leaf Gayfeather, Cusp Gayfeather (Liatris mucronata) leaves and stalk ...

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Annual Aster, Baby’s Breath Aster, Hierba del Marrano, Saltmarsh Aster (Aster subulatus), Asteraceae Family, Texas native, annual, blooms from late summer to early winter depending upon the zone in which it grows, blooms may be white or off-white also.

For more information: http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/82318/index.html

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Annual Aster, Baby’s Breath Aster, Hierba del Marrano, Saltmarsh Aster (Aster subulatus)

A view of its growth habit with numerous blooms just starting to open in September; blooms are .5 inches in diameter when fully open ...

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Purple Wood Sorrel, Drummond's Wood-Sorrel, Drummond's Wood Sorrel, Drummond's Oxalis (Oxalis drummondii - Synonyms: Acetosella drummondii, Ionoxalis drummondii, Oxalis leonis), Oxalidaceae Family, Texas native, perennial, bulb or tuber, blooms late summer through late fall

For more information see its entry in the PlantFiles: http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/81479/index.html

Note that the spent bloom icolor is a royal blue ...

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Purple Wood Sorrel, Drummond's Wood-Sorrel, Drummond's Wood Sorrel, Drummond's Oxalis (Oxalis drummondii - Synonyms: Acetosella drummondii, Ionoxalis drummondii, Oxalis leonis)

A closer view of the delicate bloom backlit by morning sun ...

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Purple Wood Sorrel, Drummond's Wood-Sorrel, Drummond's Wood Sorrel, Drummond's Oxalis (Oxalis drummondii - Synonyms: Acetosella drummondii, Ionoxalis drummondii, Oxalis leonis)

The V- or wedge-shaped leaflets (1/2 to 2 1/2 inches wide) are usually marked with purple splotches as shown in this photo.The white on the leaves are morning dew.

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Hollow Joe-Pye Weed, Queen-of-the-Meadow, Trumpet Weed (Eupatorium fistulosum - Synonym: Eupatoriadelphus fistulosus), Asteraceae Family, Texas native, perennial, blooms in mid-summer through early fall, blooms may also be pinkish or rosey mauve

For more information see entry in the PlantFiles: http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/1430/index.html

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Hollow Joe-Pye Weed, Queen-of-the-Meadow, Trumpet Weed (Eupatorium fistulosum - Synonym: Eupatoriadelphus fistulosus)

Another photo ...

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Hollow Joe-Pye Weed, Queen-of-the-Meadow, Trumpet Weed (Eupatorium fistulosum - Synonym: Eupatoriadelphus fistulosus)

A better view of the leaves and stems ...

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Hairy Tubetongue, False Honeysuckle, False-Honeysuckle (Siphonoglossa pilosella), Acanthaceae Family, Texas native, perennial, blooms mid-spring through fall

This is listed as a subshrub in the USDA Plants Database, but it is more of a sprawling almost vine-like plant. It can be found growing up fences, over other vegetation and as a groundcover. The .5 to 1 inch bloom may be small, but it is showy. It may be other colors as well.

For more information see entry in the PlantFiles: http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/75169/index.html

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Hairy Tubetongue, False Honeysuckle, False-Honeysuckle (Siphonoglossa pilosella)

Shown from above as one usually sees it. Notice the plant branching outward along the ground.

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Hairy Tubetongue, False Honeysuckle, False-Honeysuckle (Siphonoglossa pilosella)

The 3/8 to 1 5/8 inch long to 3/4 inch wide deep green leaves are almost stalkless and have fine hairs.

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Hairy Tubetongue, False Honeysuckle, False-Honeysuckle (Siphonoglossa pilosella)

The bloom appears from the leaf axis. The leaves are especially hairy on their undersides.

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Prairie Larkspur (Delphinium carolinianum), Ranunculaceae Family, Texas native, perennial, blooms early spring through mid-summer

Blue, blue-violet and white blooming prairie larkspurs are now classified together. Some are much deeper blue-violet.It may be considered by some to be a noxious weed or invasive. It has very high moisture needs and is suitable for bogs and water gardens.
It sellf-sows freely so you neeed to deadhead it if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season.


For photos of the other colors of blooms and more information, see its entry in the PlantFiles:
http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/62755/index.html

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Prairie Brazoria, Prairie Brazosmint (Brazoria scutellarioides), Lamiaceae Family, found as a native in only Texas and Oklahoma, annual, blooms mid-spring through early summer

This plant took me quite sometime to identify because the blooms resemble scullcap blooms. The leaves are long and thin.

For more information see entry in the PlantFiles:
http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/76403/index.html

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Prairie Bluets, Fine-leaf Bluets, Baby’s Breath, Diamondflowers, Diamond Flowers, Diamond-flowers, Star-violet (Hedyotis nigricans; synomyns: Hedyotis nigricans var. nigricans, Houstonia nigricans), Rubiaceae, Texas native, perennial, classified as a subshrub in the USDA Plants Database, blooms late spring (usually April) to mid-fall (November), is adaptable to most soil conditions

This plant can be found in Edwards Plateau and South Texas Plains. It grows from 2 to 20 inches tall and can have an upright or sprawling growth habit. It has thread-like leaves with rolled margins are 3/8 to 1 5/8 inches in length. The species name, "nigricans", refers to the black color that the leaves turn as they dry. The stems form clumps and it is well branched in the upper portions of the plant. The wiry stems together with the tiny blooms create a "baby's breath" appearance. The usually four-lobed and trumpet-shaped blooms may be pale pink, pale lavender or white in color (more rare). The corolla may be white, pink or pale bluish-purple. The blooms are 3/8 of to 1/4 of an inch in length and appear in clusters. Although the plant is adaptable to many soil types and acidity levels, it requires excellent drainage. This plant makes a great rock garden or wildscape plant.

For more information see entry in the PlantFiles:
http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/62754/index.html

I love to find small plants with small blooms. I call them "the little ones" ... the ones which so often are not noticed by the casual observer. I must be a little (or maybe even greatly) freaky because I enjoy stooping over and telling these plants that I see them and that they are beautiful.

I cry when I see the photo I am posting below which shows the blooms on a very, very small specimen. The plant was dead the day after I took the photo.This plant and many, many others were destroyed as one of my favorite fields full of beautiful plants that I visited often was cleared to make a Hobby Lobby near my home. (See the member comments posted for this photo if you are interested in a sad tale).

Note that one bloom has 5 petals instead of 4.

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Stiff Aster, Bristly Aster, Flaxleaf Whitetop, Flax Leaf Ankle Aster, Savoryleaf Aster, Pine Starwort (Ionactis linariifolius, Synonym: Aster lateriflorus), Asteraceae Family, Texas native, perennial, blooms late summer through October

This aster inhabits dry clearings, sandy woods, rocky slopes, rocky stream beds and prairies. A durable plant, it prefers only full sun and it thrives in acidic, sandy soils. It withstands drought as well as seasonal flooding. It usually attains a height between 12 and 24 inches and a width of 6 to 12 inches. It forms stiff, rounded clumps. The dark, shiny leaves resemble small yew leaves or linaria leaves. This explains its species name "linariifolius" which means "leaves like Linaria". The leaves are in whorls that are at right angles to the stem. The pale blue-purple flowerheads are 3/4 to 1 inch across with a disk that starts out yellow and then turns red-orange as the bloom matures. They are produced at the ends of ascending stems and are great cut flowers. To encourage bushiness and more blooms, shear off the top half of the plant in early June.

Because it is a long-blooming, showy, compact aster, it is an excellent choice for the rock garden and native garden. Plus, it attracts butterflies. It looks great massed in groups or used as a border plant. Be sure that the soil in which it is planted is well drained.

For more information see entry in the PlantFiles:
http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/2419/index.html

This is a photo of the lone bloom on the plant; although, it had many bloom buds. Sadly, as with the plant above, it was killed during the construction of a Hobby Lobby right after the photo was taken. I wish that I could have saved it and the other plants; but, at least I saved it in a photo.

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Texas Vervain (Verbena halei), Verbenaceae Family, Texas native, perennial, blooms March through August and then starts tapering off

Also known as slender verbena and Texas verbena, Texas vervain blooms from May to June. It is listed as a subshrub in the USDA Plant Database, but I am including it here. Texas vervain is a tall, spindly plant that usually 1.5 to 2 feet tall, but can grow to 3 feet tall. It has small, about 1/4" wide, light purple flowers that start forming along the stem gradually move up the lengthening stem as the plant grows.

For more information see entry in the PlantFiles:
http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/62793/index.html

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Texas Vervain (Verbena halei)

A closer view of the blooms ...

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Josephine, Arlington, TX(Zone 8a)

(Native) Texas Thistle ( Cirsium texanum ) Annual or biennial plant blooms May-July.
Very attractive to butterflies and moths, also the goldfinches eat the seed and use the fluff to line their nests. Very lovely flowers.
See plant files; http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/62786/index.html

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Josephine, Arlington, TX(Zone 8a)

A view of the whole plant.

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Texas Thistle (Cirsium texanum)

Another view of the bloom ...

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Texas Thistle (Cirsium texanum)

A bud with the first petal starting to emerge. Shown in May ...

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Texas Thistle (Cirsium texanum)

A spent bloom which I think is attractive ...


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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Winecup, Annual Winecup, Tall Winecup, Poppy Mallow, Tall Poppy Mallow (Callirhoe leiocarpa), Malvaceae Family, Texas native, annual

It grows several stems from a thin, small taproot with many fibrous roots attached. This makes it difficult totransplant. It can be found in fields, prairies and woods. It is a native wildflower that is found in Texas as well as other states and blooms in the spring and throughout the summer.

For more information, see its entry in the plantFiles:
http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/67513/


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Gordonville, TX(Zone 7b)

Hazel, my winecup is perennial. Also, its my understanding that the tuber can be dug up in the winter. Supposedly it makes a decent hanging basket plant. I must mark my volunteer plant and give that a try!

John

San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

John, yours may be Callirhoe involucrata, winecup, buffalo rose, purple poppymallow It is a native perennial, is low growing (trailing) to about a foot in height and has a large taproot. It has about 4 feet long sprawling stems that trail among nearby plants. When digging it up, go deep enough so that you don't hurt the taproot. All of its green parts are hairy. See its entry in the PlantFiles:
http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/695/index.html

Another trailing one is Callirhoe papaver (woodland poppymallow, woodland winecup), native perennial, it is a sprawling, prostrate plant with stems that are 5-10 feet long and has a large taproot. The deep-magenta blooms are 2 to 3 inches across. The leaves can be various shapes, but are usually divided into 3-5 linear to elliptic segments.

Shown in my photo above, Callirhoe leiocarpa (synonym:Callirhoe pedata) tall poppy mallow, annual winecup, standing winecup is erect to about 3 feet tall and not hairy. It has a thin taproot.

Callirhoe scabriuscula (Texas poppymallow), native annual, has sandpapery leaves and is endangered in 3 Texas counties: Coke, Mitchell and Runnels

Callirhoe involucrata var. lineariloba (variegated winecup, pale winecup, white winecup) is perennial that has blooms that are almost pure white to white with wide light lavender striping.

This information has been added to assist with Callirhoe identification.

Gordonville, TX(Zone 7b)

Much obliged for the clarification, Hazel! I must find that tuber this winter.

San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Crameria, Trailing Krameria, Trailing Ratany, Prairie Sandbur, Three Fans (Krameria lanceolata), Krameriaceae Family, perennial, blooms mid-spring to early fall

This ground-hugging, trailing wildflower is uncommon (Lone Star Field Guide - Wildflowers, Trees and Shrubs of Texas; Tull and Miller; Taylor Trade Publishing: Revised 1999, p. 139) and ranges from Kansas to Arizona, Texas and Mexico. In Texas, it is not found in the far north eastern nor the far central eastern portion of the state. It can be found from just north of Beaumont along the coastal region to Brownsville as well as all other areas. (Wildflowers of Texas, Ajilvsgi; Shearer Publishing: Revised 2002, p. 323).

For more information, see its entry in the PlantFiles:
http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/66698/index.html

Blooms: .5 to .75 inches;leaves: fine pubescence catching sunlight in photo (spots on foliage are sunlight) ...

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Crameria, Trailing Krameria, Trailing Ratany, Prairie Sandbur, Three Fans (Krameria lanceolata)

There are 5 maroon sepals that look like petals. The small bloom is in the center.

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Crameria, Trailing Krameria, Trailing Ratany, Prairie Sandbur, Three Fans (Krameria lanceolata)

The fruit contain 1 seed. The hairy leaves are only an inch in length so you can see these are very small.

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

June Centaury, Serpentine Centaury, Muhlenberg's centaury (Centaurium floribundum), Gentianaceae Family, Texas native, annual/biennial, blooms May through August

This is a native wildflower growing on fields, valley floors, riverbeds, floodplains, moist areas by streams, grasslands, open grassy slopes, rocky areas and exposed roadcuts. It blooms from May to August and has white or pink to light magenta blooms. It is listed as ocurring frequently in the Big Bend region. I have been unable to locate any more information about this plant as of now.
I found this plant growing in a grassy field near a drainage area in northwestern Bexar County that was bulldozed a few days later.

PlantFiles entry: http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/62735/index.html

Beautiful small blooms that standout because of their color (blooms also may be pink or white) ...

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Josephine, Arlington, TX(Zone 8a)

( Native ) Lemon Mint, Purple Horse Mint, ( Monarda citriodora )
Bloom April- October, lovely lemon scented annual makes a delightful tea.
See plant files http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/90401/index.html

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La Grange, TX(Zone 8b)

Callirhoe alcaeoides, Plains Poppy-Mallow, Light Poppy-Mallow, Pink Poppy-Mallow, Pink Wine Cup, Malvaceae Family, Texas native, perennial.

An herbaceous plant up to 20" tall, from a taproot, branching from base. Leaves are deeply subdivided into 5 to 7 lobes. The 5 petaled pink to whitish flowers are slightly more than an inch wide. The white filaments appear after the anthers have lost their stamen and pollen. Found in prairies, grassy fields, open woods and roadsides. Prefers full sun.



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