plant search guide

Our native landscape is the inspiration for this guide to earth-wise plant choices for Austin area gardens. The Grow Green plant list was created to help you select beautiful native and adapted plants which are naturally drought tolerant and resistant to pests and diseases. The less watering, fertilizing, and chemical control required in your yard, the more you contribute to the conservation and preservation of our precious water resources - our streams, lakes, and aquifers.

Featured Plants

Title Botanical Name Plant Type Light Plant Images
Lion's Tail Leonotis leonurus Perennials Sun Lion's Tail    Leonotis leonurus
Goldenball Leadtree Leucaena retusa Trees (Small)/Large Shrubs Sun/Part Shade Goldenball Leadtree  Leucaena retusa , Goldenball Leadtree  Leucaena retusa
Sage, Texas Leucophyllum frutescens Shrubs Sun Sage, Texas   Leucophyllum frutescens , Sage, Texas   Leucophyllum frutescens
Gayfeather Liatris mucronata Perennials Sun Gayfeather   Liatris mucronata , Gayfeather   Liatris mucronata
Liriope Liriope muscari Groundcovers Sun/Part Shade Liriope   Liriope muscari , Liriope   Liriope muscari
Holly, Yaupon llex vomitoria Trees (Small)/Large Shrubs Sun/Part Shade Holly, Yaupon    llex vomitoria.
Honeysuckle, Coral Lonicera sempervirens Vines Sun/Part Shade Honeysuckle, Coral   Lonicera sempervirens , Honeysuckle, Coral   Lonicera sempervirens
Barbados Cherry Malpighia glabra Shrubs Sun/Part Shade Barbados Cherry  Malpighia glabra , Barbados Cherry  Malpighia glabra
Turk's Cap Malvaviscus arboreus var. Drummondii Shrubs Sun/Part Shade Turk's Cap  Malvaviscus arboreus var. Drummondii , Turk's Cap  Malvaviscus arboreus var. Drummondii
Clover fern Marsilea macropoda Groundcovers Sun/Part Shade Clover fern Marsilea macropoda