Native Plant Society of Texas

Native Plant Database

Helping You Find the Perfect Texas Native Plant for Your Landscape

Native Plants are important for the health of local ecosystems and the environment. Plus, they create a sense of beauty and are an important food source for some of our favorite critters such as caterpillars, butterflies, moths, and birds. 

Use the filters below to search for plants that are just the right fit for your landscape. Click on the name of each plant to view distribution maps and more detailed information.

Photo Credit: Claire Sorenson

About this Project

The purpose of this database is to help you fill your landscape with native plants that are readily available in your area.  It is not meant to provide an exhaustive list of Texas native plants and we intentionally do not include rare and endangered species

This is a volunteer-led project. If you see errors, please send an email to the Native Plant Society of Texas so that our volunteers can make the corrections.

NOTE: If viewing on a cell phone it may be helpful to turn horizontal to more easily see the search fields.

If you’re new to native plants…

  • If you are new to native plants and ecoregions, be sure to explore our Texas Ecoregions Map to help find plants that are best adapted to the region in which you live.
  • If you’re looking for downloadable PDFs by ecoregion, visit the Native Landscape Certification Program’s Plant Lists by Ecoregion.
  • If you want to learn more about native plant landscape design check out our NLCP classes.
Louisiana Spiderlily


St. Andrew's Cross


Clustered Bushmint


Balsam Gourd


Possumhaw Holly


American Holly


Yaupon Holly


Purple Bindweed


Bush Morning Glory


Lindheimer's Morning Glory


Scarlet Standing Cypress


Standing Cypress


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You can also view our database in a table view HERE