Caddo Wildflower Chapter

Welcome, we are so glad you are here!

The Caddo Wildflower Chapter is located in Cass County Texas. We are in the Piney woods ecoregion. Piney woods is an area of rolling terrain with pines, oaks and tall hardwoods in the east to northeastern part of the state.

If you are interested in learning about gardening with native plants, this is the organization for you. Members share a wealth of knowledge gained from experiences with native plants. We love to take filed trips and have some great ones scheduled for the upcoming year.

Meeting Info

  • Caddo Wildflower Chapter meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month.
  • Our meetings are January thru October. 6:30 P.M.
  • Location for GPS – Mary Dougherty Senior Citizen Center Linden, Texas.

Meetings start with food and fellowship, a guest speaker about native plants or related topics, a brief business meeting, and lastly a raffle on native plants and related items. Our meetings are open to the public. We love to spoil our guests and sometimes leave with a few plants at the end of the night donated by the members.

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Spring Native Plant Sale

The Caddo Wildflower Chapter is hosting a native plant sale.

May 4, 2024 9:00a.m.- 12:00p.m.

Cass County AgriLife Extension building.
1600 N. Louise St., Atlanta. 

We take Cash, Square, and Checks.

Be there by 8:30 am to hear a special presentation about the plants in the sale, and you’ll get to be first in line. However, we ask that you please stay in the presentation room until the presentation is over.

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About the Region

New Braunfels, the location of our Fall 2024 Symposium, straddles both the Edwards Plateau Ecoregion and the Blackland Prairie ecoregion. Interstate 35 divides the city of New Braunfels; its path through the city closely parallels the boundary of these two ecoregions, with the Edwards Plateau on the west side and the Blackland Prairies region to the east. The Edwards Plateau area is also called the Hill Country; however, this general term covers a much larger area extending farther north. Spring-fed creeks are found throughout the region; deep limestone canyons, rivers, and lakes (reservoirs) are common. Ashe juniper is perhaps the most common woody species found throughout the region. Additional woody species include various species of oak, with live oak (Quercus fusiformis) being the most common. Sycamores (Platanus occidentalis) and bald cypress (Taxodium distichum) border waterways. This area is well known for its spring wildflower displays, though they may be viewed in spring, late summer, and fall, as well. According to Texas Parks and Wildlife, average annual rainfall in the Edwards Plateau ranges from 15 to 34 inches.

The Blackland Prairie extends from the Red River south to San Antonio, bordered on the west by the Edwards Plateau and the Cross Timbers, and on the east by the Post Oak Savannah. Annual rainfall averages 30 to 40 inches, with higher averages to the east. This region is dominated by prairie species. The most common grass species include little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium) and Indian grass (Sorghastrum nutans) in the uplands and switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) in the riparian areas and drainages. Common herbaceous flowering plants include salvias, penstemons, and silphiums. This area has suffered greatly from overgrazing and agricultural use. Few intact areas remain, though many of the plants can be found along county roadsides throughout the region.

Our four host chapters (New Braunfels, Lindheimer, Guadalupe, and the Hill Country chapters) are located in one or both of the ecoregions above. However, the eastern portion of Guadalupe County also falls within the Post Oak Savanna ecoregion. Annual rainfall averages 35 to 45 inches, with higher averages to the east. A wide variety of hardwood trees are found, including several species of oaks, elms, and in the Bastrop area, loblolly pine (Pinus taeda). Grasses and forbs dominate in the open savannas, with most common grass being little bluestem. Ranching, agriculture, and fire suppression have allowed woody species to encroach on the once-open savannas.

Source: Wildflowers of Texas by Michael Eason