Finding native plants

Chapter Plant Sales

Many of our chapters hold plant sales, especially in Spring or early Fall, both prime times in Texas for incorporating native plants into your landscape.   Also your local chapter can provide resource information and advice specific to where you live.   Look under the chapters heading to find out how to contact your local chapter.

Want ideas about choosing natives for your yard?

The Austin Chapter surveyed their members to find out their favorites and presented the results–wildflowers (for sun, part-shade, and shade), shrubs, vines, grasses, and yuccas– in this colorful powerpoint .
They will work in most other parts of Texas too.

Arboretums and Botanical Gardens

Texas is fortunate to have many outstanding arboretums and botanical gardens where you can see and research native plants.  In addition many of them sell plants either year-round or at special sales.

Master Gardeners

The Texas Master Gardeners are an educational resource sponsored by Texas A&M AgriLIFE Extension Service.  Many Master Gardener chapters hold spring or fall plant sales which usually feature many native plants.

Native Plant Nurseries

There are numerous retail and wholesale nurseries around the state which carry good selections of native plants.  The link below will take you to a directory maintained by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center where you can search for native plant suppliers by your zip code.

Collecting Wild Plants

Read our official policy for collecting in the wild or along roadsides.