The third week in October is Texas Native Plant Week. The legislation seeks to recognize the role of native plants in conservation efforts.
Not only are native plants attractive and important from an aesthetic perspective, they also offer many environmental and economic benefits. Native plants are drought-tolerant and therefore, need less watering than many non-native species. They are naturally adapted to local soil conditions and important for wildlife habitat, providing food and shelter for native animals and insects.
Texas Native Plant Week is intended to raise awareness about the many important benefits of using and preserving native vegetation, and to encourage people to start gardens or landscaping using these plants. For more information regarding how to utilize native plants, please call 972.874.6352.
This is just a small sample of plants that are native to our area and can be used as groundcover, shrubs, trees, and decorative plantings. For more information about these plants, click on a plant name below to go to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and read specific information about that species.