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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 Type Lightsort descending Plant Images
Gayfeather Liatris mucronata Perennials Sun Gayfeather   Liatris mucronata
Muhly, Pine Muhlenbergia dubia Grasses (Ornamental & Prairie) Sun Muhly, Pine    Muhlenbergia dubia
Huisache Acacia farnesiana Trees (Small)/Large Shrubs Sun Huisache   Acacia farnesiana
Cherry, Black Prunus serotina var. exima Trees (Large) Sun Cherry, Black     Prunus serotina  var. exima
Lantana, Texas Lantana urticoides Perennials Sun Lantana, Texas    Lantana urticoides
Daisy, Copper Canyon Tagetes lemmonii Perennials Sun Daisy, Copper Canyon  Tagetes lemmonii
Bird of Paradise, Red Caesalpinia pulcherrima Perennials Sun Bird of Paradise, Red.  Caesalpinia pulcherrima
Germander, Creeping Teucrium cossonii Groundcovers Sun Germander, Creeping Teucrium cossonii
Germander, Green Teucrium chamaedrys Perennials Sun Germander, Green Teucrium chamaedrys
Cactus, Prickly Pear Optunia spp. Yuccas/Agaves/Succulents/Cacti/Sotols Sun Cactus Bloom  Optunia spp.