• Missouri-Violet-(Viola-sororia)
    Giant spiderwort (Tradescantia gigantea)
    Missouri-Violet-(Viola-sororia)
    Missouri-Violet-(Viola-sororia)
    Golden groundsel (Packera obovata)
    Elbow bush / Spring herald (Forestiera pubescens)
    Giant spiderwort (Tradescantia gigantea)
    Blackfoot daisy (Melampodium leucanthum)
    Damianita (Chrisactinia mexicana)
    Four-nerve daisy (Tetraneuris scaposa)


  • Invasive mustard threatens wildflowers

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    Rapistrum rugosum in summer. Photo by Marilyn Sallee

    It is happening all over Texas — native wildflowers are being driven out under the onslaught of this one aggressive plant.

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    Spring plant sales coming up

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    A Native Plant Society sale at the Weatherford Blooms Festival last year.

    Get those hard-to-find native plants for your garden at spring sales offered by our local chapters and other organizations

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    Got milkweed … seeds?

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    Green milkweed

    The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center will collect seed in order to increase the availability of native milkweed in the nursery trade.

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    Just add water…

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    Stock tank ponds add interest in the garden

    A water garden oasis of any size will bring dragonflies, fish, birds and other wildlife to your yard. You will undoubtedly want to give up the TV in order to spend your hours watching.

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    When a swamp is more than swamp

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    Example of rested wetland

    Wetlands help to improve water quality, provide habitat for fish and wildlife, reduce flood damage and pollution, control erosion and recharge groundwater

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    A tip of the cap to Texas mallow

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    Turk's cap in bloom. (photo by Bill Ward).

    The Texas mallow or Turk’s cap is typically found in shade at the edges of woods near rivers or streams and moist areas.

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