Native Plant Society of Texas

Texas Native Plant Week

Side view of coneflowers in a field, blue sky above


Echinacea angustifolia, photo by Jerry Hambry

What is Texas Native Plant Week?

To recognize the role of native plants in conservation and to provide incentive for schools to teach children about the importance of native plants, in 2009 the Texas Legislature designated the third week in October as Texas Native Plant Week.

Many organizations and communities recognize Texas Native Plant Week with festive events, native plant sales, educational opportunities and outside activities. Look for events to attend in your community, or celebrate by just getting outside and enjoying our wonderful Texas native plants.

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