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Plants at Linda S. Castro Nature Sanctuary

Key and Map are shown below the table.

Main Castro Plant List Nov 16

  KeyF = food, C=Cover, LH=larval host for butterfly caterpillarsSee Key    
Common NameScientific NameTypeBenefit to WildlifeFlowerMore Information OnlineNative?PlantedNote
AgaritaMahonia trifoliolatasF/C: birds, mammals; nectar - many butterfliesy; Feb-Aprhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=MATR3 ü
Aloe veraAloe verapF: hummingbirds, beeshttp://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=200027555no
American Basket-flowerCentaurea americanaaF: nectar for butterfliesp; May-Junhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=CEAM2ü
American BeautyberryCallicarpa americanasF: 10 birdsw,p; May-Julhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=CAAM2üboth planted and natural
American SnoutbeanRhynchosia americanavF: seed-eating birdsyhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=RHAM
Aster, FallSymphyotrichum oblongifoliumpF: nectar source; special value to native beesv; Sep-Novhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=SYOBüwaystation
Aster, Saltmarsh/WireweedSymphyotrichum subulatump/aF: nectar - butterflies, pollinators; seeds, insects - birdsw,v; Sep-Novhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=SYSU5
Aster, Spiny/Mexican devil-weedChloracantha spinosapF: nectar - butterflies, pollinators; seeds, insects - birdswhttp://www.wildflower.org/gallery/species.php?id_plant=CHSP11wetland delineator
Babybonnet, TexasCoursetia axillarissF: Seeds for several species of birds and mammalsp,w; Feb-Marhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=COAXü
BaccharisBaccharis halimifoliasF: nectar for butterflies & pollinatorsw; Aug-Octhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=BAHAboth?one from Dave. probably - measure per pcbend
Ball mossTillandsia recurvatapF: insects, which are food for birdsv; Jun-Aughttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=TIRE
Black WillowSalix nigratLH: 5 butterflies; F: insects/catikins for songbirdsy; Apr-Mayhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=SANI
Bluebell gentian/Texas bluebellsEustoma exaltatumahttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=EUEX5
Bluebonnet, Sandyland Lupinus subcarnosusaLH: Am. painted lady; native beesb; Mar-Aprhttp://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=LUSU
Blue-eyed grassSisyrinchium langloisiipb; Apr-Mayhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=SILA5
Bluestem, Bushy Andropogon glomeratusgF/C: birds; LH: satyrs & skippersw; Aug-Novhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=ANGL2
Bluestem, King RanchBothriochloa Ischaemumginvasive - less useful than native plants it replaceshttp://www.cabi.org/isc/datasheet/112759noinvasive
Bluestem, SeacoastSchizachyrium scoparium var. littoralegLH: 6 skippers; f/c: birdsg; Jun-Dechttp://www.ckwri.tamuk.edu/research-programs/south-texas-natives/native-plant-list/grasses/seacoast-bluestem/
Bluestem, Silver Bothriochloa laguroidesgF/C: birds; LH: skippersw; May-Novhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=BOLA2
Brown-eyed SusanRudbeckia hirta sppaLH: Silvery checkerspot, Bordered patch; F: nectar for manyy; Mar-Aughttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=RUHIAboth
Buckwheat, AnnualEriogonum annuumaSupports Conservation Biological Controlw; Sep-Novhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=ERAN4attracts insects that prey on pests
Buckwheat, Heart-sepal wild Eriogonum multiflorump/aF: native beesw; Sep-Octhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=ERMU4
BuffelgrassPennisetum ciliareginvasive - less useful than native plants it replaceshttp://texasinvasives.org/plant_database/detail.php?symbol=PECInoinvasive
Bull thistleCirsium horridulum var elliotiiaLH: Little metalmark, F: nectar - swallowtails, beesp; May-Aughttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=CIHO2
Bur cloverMedicago polymorpha or minimaa/py; springhttp://www.cabi.org/isc/datasheet/33031nointroduced; aggressive
Burr OakQuercus macrocarpatF: insects for birds, acorns for birds, mammalsg; Mar-Mayhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=QUMA2ü
Butterfly PeaCentrosema virginianump/aLH: Long-tailed skipper, Northern cloudywingv; Jun-Aughttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=CEVI2
ButtonbushCephalanthus occidentalisaF: nectar - butterflies, pollinators; seeds, insects - birdsw; Jun-Sephttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=CEOC2
CamphorweedHeterotheca subaxillarisaF: nectar; seedsy; Jun-Novhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=HESU3
Cardinal FeatherAcalypha radiansp/aF: seedsr; Apr-Novhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=ACRA
Cedar ElmUlmus crassifoliatF/C: birds; LH: 2 butterfliesg; Jul-Octhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=ULCRü
Century Plant/American AgaveAgave americanasF: nectar - hummingbirds & insects; seeds - birds & mammalsy; Jun-Julhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=AGAMü
Chile pequinCapsicum annuump/aF: seeds for birdsw; Apr-Octhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=CAAN4
ClammyweedPolanisia dodecandra ssp. TrachyspermaaF: nectarp; May-Julhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=PODOT
Coastal Live OakQuercus virginianatF: 20 birds; LH: all duskywings & hairstreaksy; Feb-Mayhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=QUVI
Coastal Water-hyssopBacopa monnieripLH: White peacock; F: nectar for butterfliesw,v; Apr-Sephttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=BAMO
Colima/Lime Prickly AshZanthoxylum fagaras/tF/C: Browse, Nectar-insects, Nesting site, Fruit-birdsinc; Jan-Junhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=ZAFAü
Coral HoneysuckleLonicera sempervirensvF: nectar - hummingbirdsr; Mar-Junhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=LOSEü
CoralbeanErythrina herbaceasLH: Spring azure; F: nectar - hummers/oriolesr; springhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=ERHE4
Coralbean/Shrub CoraltreeErythrina x bidwiliis/tF: nectar - hummingbirdsr; spr-sumhttp://www.magnoliagardensnursery.com/productdescrip/Erythrina_CoralBean.htmlnoüE. crista-galli x E. herbacea
CrossvineBignonia capreolatavF: nectar - hummingbirdsr; Mar-Mayhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=BICAü
Croton, Park'sCroton parksiiaF: seeds, nectar for pollinatorsw; Jun-Novhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=CRPA5endemic to TX
Croton, Tooth-Leaved /Vente conmigoCroton glandulosusp/aF: seeds, nectar for pollinatorsw; Jul-Octhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=CRGL2
Croton, WoollyCroton capitatus var. lindheimerip/aF: seeds for dove & quail; LH: 2 butterfliesw; May-Sephttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=CRCA6
Crow poison; False garlicNothoscordum bivalvepmay be toxic to people; jury out on crowsw; Mar-Octhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=NOBI2
Crowfoot grassDactyloctenium aegyptiumghttp://www.cabi.org/isc/datasheet/19321no
CudweedGamochaeta pensylvanicaav; Mar-Junhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=GAPE2
Dalea, Gregg'sDalea greggiipNectar-bees/butterflies. LH: several butterfliesv; May-Sephttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=DAGR2ü
Daisy, CowpenVerbesina encelioidesaLH: Bordered patch; #2 on top nectar plant listy; Apr-Octhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=VEENü
Daisy, Engelmann'sEngelmannia peristeniapF: nectar sourcey; Mar-Julhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=ENPE4üno deer resistance; eaten by cows
Daisy, Lazy Aphanostephus skirrhobasisp/aF: nectar for many butterfliesw; Mar-Aughttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=APSK
Dandelion, TexasPyrrhopappus pauciflorusaF: nectar, browsey; Feb-Junhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=PYPA4
Dayflower/Widow's tearsCommelina erectap/aF: birdsb; May-Octhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=COER
Desert WillowChilopsis linearistF/C: birds; LH: White-winged mothv; Apr-Sephttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=CHLI2ü
Dollarweed; PennywortHydrocotyle umbellatapw; Apr-Octhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=HYUM
Drummond's St. John's-wortHypericum drummondiiaF: nectary; Jun-Sephttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=HYDR
Dwarf PalmettoSabal minorsF/C: birds, mammals, pollinatorsw; May-Junhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=SAMI8
Dyssodia, Tiny TimThymophylla tenuilobap/aLH: Dainty sulphury; spr-sumhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=THTE7
ElbowbushForestiera angustifoliasF: birds browse twigs & fruit, nectar for pollinatorsg; Mar-Aprhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=FOAN
EryngoEryngium leavenworthiiaF/C: Nectar-insects, Seeds-Granivorous birds; Coverv; Jul-Sephttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=ERLE11ü
EsperanzaTecoma stans 'Esperanza'sLH: Dogface butterfly; F: nectar, leaves, & seedsy; Apr-Novhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=TESTü
Fall Obedient PlantPhysostegia virginianapF: nectar for hummingbirds, butterfliesv; Aug-Novhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=PHVI8ü
FiddlewoodCitharexylum berlandierisF: nectar-insects; fruit-birdsw; Feb-Aughttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=CIBE
Flame AcanthusAnisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightiisLH: Crescent spot; F: nectar for hummers, butterfliesr; Jun-Octhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=ANQUW
Flatsedge, Retrorse/Pine Barren Cyperus retrorsusp/aF: seedsinc; Jul-Octhttps://gobotany.newenglandwild.org/species/cyperus/retrorsus/
Fleabane, Corpus ChristiErigeron procumbenspLH: Checkered skipper; attracts predatory insectsw; Mar-Junhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=ERPR16
Florida TasselflowerEmilia fosbergiiar; Marhttp://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=EMFOno
FrogfruitPhyla nodiflorap/aLH: 4 butterflies; #5 on list of top nectar plantsw; May-Octhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=phno2
FrostweedVerbesina micropterabF: nectar for Monarch, Pipevine, many othersw; Aug-Novhttp://www.riodeltawild.com/JulyDec2003/Verbesina%20microptera.pdf
Gaura, ButterflyGaura lindheimeripF: nectar for butterfliesp; Apr-Julhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=GALI2ümoderate deer resistance
Gaura, Lizard-tailGaura parvifloraaF: nectar; seedsw,p; Apr-Octhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=GAPA6
GayfeatherLiatris elegansp/aF: nectar, special value to native beesv; Aug-Octhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=LIELboth
Gayfeather, PrairieLiatris pycnostachyapF: nectar for butterfliesp; Aug-Dechttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=LIPY
Georgia frostweedHelianthemum georgianumpF: nectary; Apr-Julhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=HEGE
Goldenrod, Anise-scentedSolidago odorap/aLH: Metalmarks, Checkerspots; F: nectar, seedsy; Jul-Octhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=SOOD
Goldenrod, SeasideSolidago sempervirenspF: nectar, seedsy; Aug-Octhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=SOSEü
GreenbrierSmilax bona-noxvF: 38 birds + deerg; Mar-Mayhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=SMBO2
GreenthreadThelesperma filifoliump/aF: nectar; seeds for painted bunting, othersy; Apr-Julhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=THFIpetals solid yellow
GreenthreadThelesperma nuecensepF: nectar; seeds for painted bunting, othersy; Mar-Julhttp://www.wildflower.org/gallery/species.php?id_plant=THNUbrown on inner tip of petals
GroundcherryPhysalis cinerascenspF: red-bellied woodpecker, othersyhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=PHCI4
Groundcherry, IvyleafPhysalis hederifolia var. hederifolia pF: seedsyhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=PHHEH2
GuineagrassUrochloa maxima ginvasive - less useful than native plants it replaceshttp://www.texasinvasives.org/plant_database/detail.php?symbol=URMA3noinvasive
Gulf cordgrassSpartina spartinaepF: seedsg; Jun-Sephttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=SPSPü
Gulf Indian breadrootPediomelum rhombifoliumpF: seedsrusthttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=PERH2
Gulf MuhlyMuhlenbergia capillarisgF: seed-eating birds; coverp; Octhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=MUCA2ü
Hackberry, SpinyCeltis ehrenbergianatLH: Hackberry butterflies; F: fruit for birds, nectarw; Feb-Mayhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=CEEHü
Hackberry, Sugar Celtis laevigatatLH: 6 butterflies, F: 45 birds+mammalsg; Feb-Aprhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=CELAü
Heartleaf SkullcapScutellaria ovatapF: nectar for hummingbirds, butterfliesv; Apr-Junhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=SCOVü
HeliotropeHeliotropium angiospermump/aF: nectar for many butterflies, pollinatorsw; Jan-Dechttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=HEAN5excellent, reseeds easily
Hempweed, ClimbingMikania scandenpvLH: Tropical Greenstreak, F: nectar sourcew; Jun-Octhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=MISCflowers similar to boneset
Hercules Club; Toothache treeZanthoxylum clava-herculistLH: Giant swallowtail; F: seeds, nectarg; Mar-Aprhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=ZACL
Hoarypea, MultibloomTephrosia onobrychoidespF: seedsw; Apr-Junhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=TEON open white, change to crimson w/age
Honey MesquiteProsopis glandulosatLH: 2 blues; F/C: 6 sppy; Feb-Sephttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=PRGL2
Hooded Windmill GrassChloris cucullatagF/C: graze, seeds; nesting materialinc; Mar-Novhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=CHCU2
HorseherbCalyptocarpus vialispF: nectar for butterfliesy; Mar-Novhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=CAVI2
HorsemintMonarda maritimap/aF: nectar for Pipevine, hummingbirds; seedsw; May-Novhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=MOMA5may have other monardas
Indian Blanket/FirewheelGaillardia pulchellap/aLH: bordered patch, seeds for passerinesr; Apr-Aughttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=GAPU
Indian paintbrushCastilleja indivisaaLH: buckeye F: nectar for hummingbirdsr; Mar-Mayhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=CAIN13
Indiangrass/Yellow Indian grassSorghastrum nutansgLH: Pepper-Salt Skipper; seedsy; Aug-Octhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=SONU2
Indigofera/Anil de PastoIndigofera suffruticosasF: seeds, nectarwhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=INSU
Inland Sea OatsChasmanthium latifoliumgLH: 3 butterflies; F: seeds for birdsg; Jun-Sephttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=CHLA5ü
KidneywoodEysenhardtia texanasLH: Southern dogface; nectar for manyw; May-Octhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=EYTEü
Late-Flowering BonesetEupatorium serotinump/aF: nectar & seeds; favorite of Snout butterfliesw; Sep-Novhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=EUSE2
Marsh FleabanePluchea odorata var. odoratap/aF: nectarp; Jul-Octhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=PLODO
Marsh parsley; fine-leaved celeryCyclospermum leptophyllumawhttp://www.cabi.org/isc/datasheet/113715nounder tree at slab corner
Mexican bonebractSclerocarpus uniserialisaF: nectaro;Sep-Dechttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=SCUN2ü
Mexican buckeyeUngnadia speciosatLH: Henry’s elfin; F: nectar, seedsp; Mar-Junhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=UNSPü
Mexican primrose-willowLudwigia octovalvissLH: Water-primrose hornworm mothy; Jul-Octhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=LUOCdeciduous shrub
Milkweed Vine, ClimbingFunastrum cynanchoidesvLH: Monarch, Queen; F: nectar - many butterfliesw; Apr-Aughttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=FUCY
Milkweed, GreenAsclepias viridispLH: Monarch, Queen; F: nectar - many butterfliesg; Apr-Sephttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=ASVI2ü
Milkweed, TropicalAsclepias curassavicapLH: Monarch, Queen; F: nectar - many butterfliesred&yellowhttp://www.cabi.org/isc/datasheet/7248no
Milkweed, Zizotes Asclepias oenotheroidespLH: Monarch & relativesg; Mar-Sephttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=ASOE
Mistflower, CrucitaChromolaena odoratapLH: Lost metalmark; #1 top nectar plants; seedsv; Aug-Octhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=CHOD
Mistflower, Padre IslandConoclinium betonicifoliump/aLH: 2; F: nectar for many butterfliesb; Mar-Octhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=COBE4
Monarda, Peter's PurpleMonarda fistulosa x M. bartlettiiaF: nectar sourcev; May-Sephttp://www.onlineplantguide.com/Plant-Details/1699/noücross
Morning Glory, Sharp-pod/TievineIpomoea cordatotrilobavF: nectar for insects, hummersp; Jul-Octhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=IPCO8
Mustang GrapeVitis mustangensisvF: 30 birds + mammals + peoplew; Apr-Junhttp://www.wildflower.org/gallery/species.php?id_plant=VIMU2
Orange ZexmeniaWedelia acapulcensis var. hispidap/aF: nectar; LH: Bordered Patch, otherso; May-Novhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=WEACHü
PalafoxiaPalafoxia texanap/aF: #6 on list of top nectar for butterfliesp; Apr-Octhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=PATE
Palafoxia, RosePalafoxia roseaaF: nectarp; Jun-Octhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=PARO
Partridge PeaChamaecrista fasciculatap/aF: seeds; nectar; LH: 7 butterflies; native beesy; Jun-Octhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=CHFA2
Paspalum, BrownseedPaspalum plicatulumgF/C: seeds, nesting, coverg; May-Julhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=PAPL3
Paspalum, ThinPaspalum setaceumgF/C: seeds, nesting, coverinc; Jun-Sephttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=PASE5
PassionvinePassiflora foetidavLH: 6 butterflies inc. Gulf Fritillary; F: birdsp; May-Octhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=PAFO2
PassionvinePassiflora incarnatavLH: 6 butterflies inc. Gulf Fritillary; F: birdspvb; Apr-Sephttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=PAIN6
Passionvine, CorkStem Passiflora suberosavLH: 6 butterflies inc. Gulf Fritillary; F: birdsghttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=PASU3died?
Pellitory, PennsylvaniaParietaria pensylvanicaaF: seeds; LH: Painted Ladies & Red Admiralg; Apr-Novhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=PAPE5
Peppergrass, Virginia Lepidium virginicumaF: nectar, seedswh; Jun-Novhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=LEVI3
PhloxPhlox drummondiiaF: nectar for butterfliesp; Mar-Junhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=PHDR
PigeonberryRivina humilispF: fruit for birdsw; Mar-Octhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=RIHU2?Deb Nov 2016
Pink mintStachys drummondiiaF: nectarp; Feb-Julhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=STDR
Plains Coreopsis/ Golden TickseedCoreopsis tinctoria p/aLH: Dogface butterfly; F: nectar & seedsy; Feb-Novhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=COTI3
Plains SnakecottonFroelichia floridanap/aw; Apr-Novhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=FRFL
Plantain, Hooker'sPlantago hookerianaaF: seedsw; Mar-Junhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=PLHO
Plantain, RedseedPlantago rhodospermaaF: seedsinc; Feb-Mayhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=PLRH
Pokeweed/PokeberryPhytolacca americanap/aF: fruit/seeds for birds (toxic parts for people)w; Jun-Octhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=PHAM4
Possum GrapeCissus trifoliatavF: fruit/seedsg; May-Sephttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=CITR2
Prairie Mexican CloverRichardia tricoccap/aF: nectarwhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=RITR2R. brasiliensis?
Prairie verbena; Dakota vervainGlandularia bipinnatifidapF: nectarp; Mar-Octhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=GLBI2
Prickly Pear, Low?Opuntia humifusacF/C: birds+mammals+beesy; May-Julhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=OPHUmaybe - more study
Prickly Pear, SpinelessOpuntia ellisianacF: nectar for pollinatorsy; May-Junhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=OPEL3ü
Prickly Pear, TexasOpuntia engelmanniicF/C: birds+mammals+beesy; Apr-Junhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=OPENLü
Pride of BarbadosCaesalpinia pulcherrimaspoor nectar plant for butterflies, good for hummersorangehttp://www.cabi.org/isc/datasheet/10728no
Primrose, Cut-leaf EveningOenothera laciniatap/aF: nectar for pollinators, benefit to native beesy; Mar-Octhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=OELA
Primrose, Showy evening Oenothera grandisaF: nectar for pollinators, benefit to native beesyhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=OEGR2
Purple pleat-leafAlophia drummondiipF: nectar for pollinatorsb; Mar-Mayhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=ALDR2
Purple Prairie CloverDalea purpureap/aF: native bees, bumblebees, honeybeesv; Jun-Aughttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=DAPU5
Purple ThreeawnAristida purpureagLH: Skippers, Satyrs; F: seeds, nectarv; Apr-Octhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=ARPU9ü
PurslanePortulaca oleraceaaw,yhttp://www.cabi.org/isc/datasheet/43609no
Ragweed, False Parthenium hysterophorusp/aF: nectarwhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=PACO11
Ragweed, WesternAmbrosia psilostachyaaw; Jul-Octhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=AMPS
Ragwort, Riddell'sSenecio riddelliipF: nectar for butterflies, pollinatorsy; Jul-Octhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=SERI2ü
Rain lilyCooperia drummondiipF: nectarw; May-Sephttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=CODR2üfrom bulbs; blooms after rains
Ratany/Prairie sandburKrameria lanceolatapF: oil for bee genus Centris to feed youngr-p; Apr-Octhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=KRLA
Rattlebox; RattlepodSesbania drummondiisF: seeds, nectary; Jun-Sephttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=SEDR
Red BayPersea borboniatF: songbirds; LH: all swallowtailsy; Apr-Junhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=PEBO
Red LovegrassEragrostis secundifloragF: seedsinchttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=ERSE
Red MulberryMorus rubratF: fruit for 21 birds; LH: Mourning cloakw; Mar-Junhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=MORU2ü
Rescue grassBromus catharticusgF: seedsghttp://swbiodiversity.org/seinet/taxa/index.php?taxon=1275no
Rosette grassDichanthelium acuminatumpF/C: many birdsinc; Feb-Novhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=DIAC2
RuelliaRuellia nudiflorapLH: 5 butterflies inc. White peacock; F: nectar for manyv; Apr-Octhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=RUNU
Sabal PalmSabal MexicanatCover, nesting for wildlife; F: fruit w; Mar-Mayhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=SAME8ü
Sage, Henry DuelbergSalvia farinacea 'Henry Duelberg'pF: top nectar plantv; Apr-Octhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=SAFA2
Sage, Indigo SpiresSalvia farinacea X S. longispicatapF: nectar for birds/butterfliesv; Apr-Octhttp://www.floridata.com/Plants/Lamiaceae/Salvia%20'Indigo%20Spires'/990ücross or native & Mexican sage
Sage, Lyre-LeafSalvia lyratapF: nectar for hummers/butterfliesb,v; Mar-Junhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=SALY2ü
Sage, ScarletSalvia coccineap/aF: nectar for birds/butterfliesr; Feb-Octhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=SACO5ü
Sand PhaceliaPhacelia patulifloraaF: nectar for butterflies, pollinatorsv; Mar-Mayhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=PHPA4
Sandbur, CoastalCenchrus spinifexaLH: Satyrs & Skippers; F: seeds for Pyrrhuloxiainchttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=CESP4
Sandbur, Southern Cenchrus echinatusaLH: Satyrs & Skippersinchttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=CEEC
Scarlet PeaIndigofera miniatap/aLH: Gray hairstreakp; Apr-Octhttp://www.ckwri.tamuk.edu/research-programs/south-texas-natives/native-plant-list/forbs/scarlet-pea/
Scarlet PimpernelAnagallis arvensisa/bo/b; Mar-Junhttp://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=200016886no
Scrambled EggsCorydalis micranthap/ay; springhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=COMI2
Sensitive briar, KairnsMimosa latidenspp; May-Sephttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=MILA15
Sesbania, BigpodSesbania herbaceaaF: seeds, nectaryhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=SEHE8
Showy FanpetalsSida lindheimerip/aF: nectary; May-Aughttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=SILI
Skeleton-leaf GoldeneyeViguiera stenolobap/aF/C: birds+pollinators; F: nectar - many butterfliesy; Jun-Octhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=VIST ü
Slim-pod Milk-vetchAstragalus leptocarpusaF: seedsv; Marhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=ASLE10
Smartweed, SwampPolygonum hydropiperoidespw; Apr-Dechttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=POHY2
Snake HerbDyschoriste linearisp/aF: nectarv; Apr-Octhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=DYLIü
Soldier's OrchidZeuxine strateumaticapw, Febhttp://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=ZESTno
Sow thistleSonchus sppay; springhttp://www.cabi.org/isc/datasheet/50584noachenes cross wrinkled; S. o
Spanish daggerYucca treculeanapLH: Yucca moth+1; nectar for pollinators w; Dec-Aprhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=YUTRü
SpiderwortTradescantia subacaulispF: nectarv; Mar-Junhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=TRSU
Spring lady's tresses orchidSpiranthes vernalispF: nectarw; springhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=SPVE
Stickywilly, Catchweed BedstrawGalium aparineavF: plants eaten by geesew; Marhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=GAAP2
Stinging nettleUrtica chamaedryoidesaLH: Painted Ladies & Red Admiralw; Mar-Novhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=URCH3
Sunflower, CommonHelianthus annuusaLH: 2 butterflies; seeds for birdsy; Jul-Octhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=HEAN3
Sunflower, Runyon’sHelianthus praecox ssp. runyoniip/aF/C: Seed, cover, nectar; benefit native beesy; Mar-Novhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=HEPRR
Sunflower, SilverleafHelianthus argophyllusp/aF: seeds+nectar; LH: 2 butterfliesy; Jul-Novhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=HEAR3endemic
Sweet Almond AloysiaAloysia virgatasF: nectarw; longhttp://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/syllabi/608/Lists/second%20ed/Aloysiavirgata.pdfnoü
SwitchgrassPanicum virgatumgLH: most banded skippers F: seeds; cover/nestingg; Aug-Novhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=PAVI2
Texas EbonyEbenopsis ebanotF: nectar for many; LH: 5 butterfliesw; May-Aughttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=EBEBü
Texas LantanaLantana urticoidesp/aLH: 1; nec: hummer+15 butterflieso/y; Apr-Octhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=LAUR2ü
Texas Mountain LaurelSophora secundiflorasF: nectar for pollinatorsv; Feb-Marhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=SOSE3ü
Texas PersimmonDiospyros texanatF: 9 birds; LH: 2 butterfliesw; Mar-Aprhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=DITE3ü
Texas ToadflaxNuttallanthus texanusaF: nectarv; Feb-Mayhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=NUTE
Texas VervainVerbena haleip/aF: nectarv; Mar-Junhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=VEHA
Tropical Mexican cloverRichardia brasiliensisa/pF: nectarwhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=RIBR2
Tumble Windmill GrassChloris verticillatagLH: most skippersinc; May-Sephttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=CHVE2
Turk’s CapMalvaviscus arboreussLH: 2 butterflies; F: nectar butterflies+hummers; birdsr; Jul-Sephttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=MAARDboth
Venus looking-glassTriodanis perfoliataaF: seeds for birdsv; Apr-Mayhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=TRPE4
Vetch, Deer peaVicia ludovicianap/av; Mar-Mayhttp://uvalde.tamu.edu/herbarium/forbs-common-name-index/deer-pea-vetch/
ViperinaZornia bracteataay; Jun-Sephttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=ZOBR
Wax MyrtleMorella ceriferasF/C: 14 birds; LH: Red-banded hairstreakg; Mar-Aprhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=MOCE2both
White Prickly PoppyArgemone albiflora ssp. Texanap/aF: nectar for all pollinatorsw; Apr-Octhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=ARALT
WhitebrushAloysia gratissimasF: nectar for many butterfliesw; Mar-Novhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=ALGR2ü
Wild carrotDaucus pusillusaF: nectarw; Mar-Mayhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=DAPU3roots are edible
Wild geranium; Carolina cranesbillGeranium carolinianumaF: seedsw; Mar-Julhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=GECA5
Wild OliveCordia boissierisF: nectar, fruitw; Jan-Dechttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=COBO2ü
Wild PoinsettiaEuphorbia cyathophorap/ay; May-Novhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=EUCY
WinecupCallirhoe involucratapF: nectar for pollinators and butterflieswine; Mar-Junhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=CAIN2
Winecup, Standing/Poppy MallowCallirhoe leiocarpap/aF: nectar for pollinators and butterflieswine; Mar-Aughttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=CALE2ü
Wood sorrel, yellow Oxalis dilleniip/aF: nectary; May-Novhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=OXDI2
Wood-sorrel, Drummond'sOxalis drummondiip/aF: nectarp; Sep-Novhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=OXDR
Woolly Butterfly BushBuddleja marrubiifoliasF: nectar for Giant swallowtail, otherso; Jun-Novhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=BUMAü
Woolly GlobemallowSphaeralcea lindheimerip/aLH: Painted lady; native beeso; Feb-Mayhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=SPLI
Woolly StemodiaStemodia lanatap/aF: nectar for small butterflies, pollinatorsv; Apr-Novhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=STLA17
YankeeweedEupatorium compositifoliumpF: nectar for Snout butterfliesw; fallhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=EUCO7
Yaupon HollyIlex vomitoriasLH: Henry’s elfin; F: fruit for at least 14 birdsw; Apr-Mayhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=ILVO
Yellow necklacepodSophora tomentosasF: nectar for pollinatorsy; Mar-Octhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=SOTO3ü
Yucca, BuckleyYucca constrictasLH: Yucca giant skipper butterfly; F: mothsg; Apr-Julhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=YUCOü
Yucca, MoundlilyYucca gloriosasF: nectar for moths, seeds for birds & small mammalsw; Sep-Novhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=YUGL2ü
Yucca, RedHesperaloe parviflorapF: nectar for hummingbirds, butterfliesr; Mar-Julhttp://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=HEPA8ü

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Plants at Linda S. Castro Nature Sanctuary February 1, 2016

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A printed 'take it with you' map of the Aransas Pathways project sites is available for your use now. The Birding and Kayak sites are over-laid on a map of the full Live Oak and Blackjack peninsulas with a legend. The inside of this folded map are aerial shots of the area with the Bike trails marked with their Ease of Use level. Expanded views of Downtown Rockport and Downtown Fulton with a legend of Historical sites is also included. Plan your custom tours with this valuable map.

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