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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