The following wildflowers have been identified on our campus grounds as of April 7, 2013:

Photo Red/Pink Scientific Name
Scarlet gaura Scarlet gaura, Scarlet beeblossom Gaura coccinea
 Drummond's onion Wild Garlic, Drummond’s Onion Allium drummondii
 Firewheel, Indian Blanket Firewheel, Indian Blanket Gaillardia pulchella
 Texas thistle Texas thistle Cirsium texanum
 Texas redbud Texas redbud Cercis canadensis var. texensis
Pink evening primrose Pink evening primrose, Showy evening primrose, Mexican evening primrose, Showy primrose, Pink ladies, Buttercups, Pink buttercup Oenothera speciosa
Texas lantana Texas lantana, Calico bush, West Indian shrub-verbena Lantana urticoides
Ratany Ratany, Trailing krameria, Crameria, Prairie sandbur, Trailing Ratany Krameria lanceolata
Mock Pennyroyal Mock Pennyroyal, Drummond’s false pennyroyal, Limoncillo Hedeoma drummondii
Sensitive Briar Sensitive Briar, Roemer’s mimosa Mimosa roemeriana
Basket-Flower Basket-Flower, American star-thistle, Star thistle, Shaving brush, American basket-flower Centaurea americana
Photo Orange/Yellow Scientific Name
Engelmann Daisy Engelmann Daisy, Engelmann’s Daisy, Cutleaf Daisy Engelmannia peristenia
Burridge green-thread Burridge green-thread, Burridge’s greenthread Thelesperma burridgeanum
Texas Indian mallow Indian mallow, Texas Indian mallow Abutilon fruticosum
Bush sunflower Bush sunflower, Awnless bush sunflower Simsia calva
Lindheimer daisy Texas yellowstar, Texas star, Lindheimer daisy, Texas yellow star Lindheimera texana
Zexmenia Zexmenia, Orange zexmenia, Texas Wedelia, Hairy wedelia, Texas creeping-oxeye Wedelia texana
Slender-leaf Bitterweed Slender-leaf Bitterweed, Fineleaf fournerved daisy, Four-nerved daisy Tetraneuris linearifolia
Texas dandelion Texas dandelion, Smallflower desert-chicory, False dandelion Pyrrhopappus pauciflorus
Tansy-mustard Tansy-mustard, Western tansymustard Descurainia pinnata
Straggler daisy Straggler daisy, Horseherb, Hierba del caballo, Lawnflower Calyptocarpus vialis
Large yellow wood sorrel Large yellow wood sorrel, Great yellow woodsorrel Oxalis grandis
Dodder Dodder, Scaldweed Cuscuta gronovii
Photo Blue/Violet/Purple Scientific Name
Tube-Tongue Gregg’s tubetongue, Hairy Tube-tongue, False Honeysuckle Justicia pilosella
Blue curls Blue curls, Caterpillars, Fiddleneck Phacelia congesta
Texas bluebonnet Texas bluebonnet, Bluebonnet, Texas lupine, Buffalo clover, Wolf-flower Lupinus texensis
Deer Pea Vetch Deer Pea Vetch, Louisiana vetch Vicia ludoviciana
Gray vervain Gray vervain Verbena canescens
Snapdragon Vine Snapdragon Vine, Roving sailor, Climbing snapdragon, Little snapdragon vine Maurandella antirrhiniflora
Winecup Winecup, Finger poppy-mallow, Poppy mallow, Standing winecup, Wine cup Callirhoe digitata
False dayflower False dayflower, Widows tears Tinantia anomala
Texas stork's bill Texas stork’s bill, Fillaree, Pine needle, Stork’s Bill Erodium texanum
Cut-leaf Gilia Cut-leaf Gilia, Split-leaf gilia Giliastrum incisum
Drummond's skullcap Drummond’s skullcap Scutellaria drummondii
Blue sage Blue sage, Pitcher sage, Big blue sage, Azure sage, Giant blue sage Salvia azurea
Photo White Scientific Name
Old Man's Beard Old Man’s Beard, Devil’s darning needles, Virgin’s Bower Clematis virginiana
Texas nightshade Texas nightshade, Hierba mora Solanum triquetrum
White heliotrope White heliotrope, Pasture heliotrope Heliotropium tenellum
Texas bindweed Texas bindweed, Bindweed Convolvulus equitans
White Evolvulus White Evolvulus, Silver dwarf morning-glory Evolvulus sericeus
Redseed plantain Redseed plantain, Red-seeded Plantain Plantago rhodosperma
Alamo Vine Alamo Vine, Noyau vine, Correhuela de las Doce Merremia dissecta
Hill Country rain lily Hill Country rain lily, Prairie lily, Rain lily Cooperia pedunculata
Woolly-white Woolly-white, Old plainsman, Oldplainsman Hymenopappus artemisiifolius

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Marsha Meredith on July 11, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    How about planting milkweed for the monarchs?


  2. Posted by firstuugreen on January 7, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    It would be wonderful if we could keep milkweed alive. The Green Sanctuary Team planted milkweed in the tubs on the playground in the spring of 2016, but none of the plants survived.


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