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Native Plant Society of Texas


This page contains a wealth of information on topics such as ecoregion maps, a plant database, invasive plants, monarch waystations, and more. It also includes a list of recommended books, publications, and speakers that cover a variety of topics related to native plants. It’s a great starting point for anyone interested in learning more about native plants in Texas.

Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting out, the resources provided by the Native Plant Society of Texas can help you make informed decisions about which plants to grow and how to care for them.

Native Plant Resources

Landscaping and Environment

Ecoregion Map

Texas Ecoregion Map Due to its size and geographic location, Texas is unique among states. Covering 266,807 sq. miles, it is second only to Alaska in land area. A large

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Invasive Plants

Arundo donax; Photo credit: Deedy Wright On a global basis … the two great destroyers of biodiversity are, first, habitat destruction and second, invasion by exotic species.  E. O. Wilson,

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Native Gardens, Parks, and Trails

Where to See Native Plants These native places are great for seeing what plants have either been planted in attractive combinations / landscaping or how native plants community associations occur by Mother

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Native Plant Database

Native Plant Database Find the Perfect Texas Native Plant for Your Landscape Native plants are important for the health of local ecosystems. Plus, they create a sense of beauty in

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Pollinator Landscaping

Member Recommended Resources Many of our members are drawn to native plants because of the butterflies they attract. Below is a list of miscellaneous Monarch and milkweed resources as well

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Wildscape Landscaping

Wildscaping is a way of designing your home’s landscape to attract and benefit wildlife, especially birds and butterflies, by providing the required food, water, and shelter. The ‘food’ component can

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Working with your HOA

Traditionally, HOAs prefer the manicured green turf grass and appointed evergreen ornamentals. Changing the perspective of what constitutes an ideal landscape can have its challenges.

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Reading and Reference


Bookstore Welcome to our Virtual Bookstore! Enjoy browsing our selection of books about the Native Plants of Texas. We are offering this virtual bookstore through an Amazon Associates partnership. A

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Marie-Theres Herz Herbarium Sheets

These photos are part of the Marie-Theres Herz Herbarium sheets, donated to the Native Plant Society of Texas. They were all collected and photographed by Marie-Theres Herz from the Dallas

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Miscellaneous Resources

Miscellaneous resources for all things native plant gardening. Many of these documents are provided by members who have spent years developing presentations, articles, guides, course materials and more!

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Recommended Reading

Over the decades, members have suggested books to one another. The list below includes publications that cover a variety of topics that our members find interesting and useful. However, the

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Publications and Speakers

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Annual Symposia

Since its inception the Society has held an annual gathering or members’ meeting. In 1991 the Native Plant Society of Texas initiated an educational project designed to explore the ecology

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Speakers Bureau

Thank you for your interest in finding someone who “speaks” native plants and other related topics. You’ve come to the right place! This page was developed to help you find

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Texas Native Plants Magazine

Latest Issues Distribution Members Texas Native Plants is published quarterly and the digital version is distributed free to all Society members in current standing. The digital version is also available

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