Fifty Shades of Green: 50 Neat Natives for Your Landscape

Presentation Details

Presentation will feature 50 species of native plants that are beautiful, and sometimes unusual, that can be used in your native landscaping. Some of these can be purchased, but many are uncommon and will have to be collected in the wild. A one page handout listing common and scientific names, as well as whether the plant provides value for pollinators, will be provided for distribution to attendees. (Note: this presentation runs 1 hour 10 minutes, not including Q & A. There is also a similar presentation shortened to 40 plants to fit in a 50 minute time slot.)

Equipment Required:
Projector, Screen, Computer, Microphone
Additional Requirements:
Ecoregions Covered:
Central Great Plains, Chihuahuan Deserts, Cross Timbers, East Central Texas Plains, Edwards Plateau, Gulf Coast Prairies and Marshes, High Plains, Southern Texas Plains, Southwestern Tablelands, Texas Blackland Prairies, Western Gulf Coastal Plain

Presenter Information

  • Ricky Linex

    Ricky Linex retired in 2021 as a wildlife biologist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service and now works as a range and wildlife consultant.

    With NRCS, Linex worked 52 counties in north central Texas covering the Rolling Plains, Cross Timbers, Blackland Prairie, and Post Oak Savannah vegetational regions. He worked 38.5 years with NRCS in Goldthwaite, Snyder, Abilene, and Weatherford.

    He is the author of Range Plants of North Central Texas, A Land Users Guide to Their Identification, Value and Management, a plant identification book for Texas. Range Plants was recognized in 2015 as an outstanding publication by the Texas Chapter - The Wildlife Society, the Native Plant Society of Texas, and the Texas Section - Society for Range Management.