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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.

Common Name Botanical Name Plant Typesort descending Light Plant Images
Wavy Scaly Cloak Fern Astrolepis sinuata Groundcovers Sun/Part Shade Wavy Scaly Cloak Fern  Astrolepis sinuata
Verbena Verbena spp. Groundcovers Sun Verbena spp.
Aztec Grass Ophiopogon intermedius Groundcovers Shade Aztec Grass.  Ophiopogon intermedius
Santolina (Lavender Cotton) Santolina chamaecyparissus Groundcovers Sun Santolina  (Lavender Cotton)  Santolina chamaecyparissus
Mountain Pea Orbexilum pedunculatum Groundcovers Sun/Part Shade Mountain Pea  Orbexilum pedunculatum
Horseherb Calyptocarpus vialis Groundcovers Sun/Part Shade Horseherb Calyptocarpus vialis
Violets Viola missourensis Groundcovers Shade Violets  Viola missourensis
Clover fern Marsilea macropoda Groundcovers Sun/Part Shade Clover fern Marsilea macropoda
Sedges Carex spp. Groundcovers Sun/Part Shade Texas Sedge
Oregano Origanum vulgare Groundcovers Sun Oregano  Origanum vulgare