White Texas Wildflowers Identification

White Texas Wildflowers

White Flowers in Texas

Every year around April 1st, gorgeous wildflowers begin to bloom across Texas, and many spectacular wildflower drives are undertaken by Texans and out-of-state visitors. Texas contains approximately 5,000 types of wildflowers, and various wildflower festivals may be found in some of the smaller communities. Springtime in Texas is an awe-inspiring time to visit and frolic in the wildflower fields.

Allium canadense var. canadense

Allium canadense
Meadow Garlic
  • Texas Native
  • Family: Liliaceae
  • Common Names: Meadow Garlic, Canada Garlic, Wild Onion
  • Synonyms: Allium acetabulum
    Allium canadense var. ovoideum
    Allium canadense var. robustum
    Allium continuum
  • Native to USA: AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV
  • Native to CAN: NB, ON, QC

Alternanthera philoxeroides

Alternanthera philoxeroides - Alligatorweed
Alligatorweed
  • Introduced Species
  • Family: Amaranthaceae
  • Common Names: Alligatorweed, Alligator Weed, Pig Weed
  • Synonyms: Achyranthes philoxeroides
  • Introduced to USA: AL, AR, CA, FL, GA, IL, KY, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA, + PR

Apocynum cannabinum

Apocynum cannabinum - Indian Hemp
Indian Hemp
  • Texas Native
  • Family: Apocynaceae
  • Common Names: Indian Hemp, Prairie Dogbane, Dogbane, Hemp Dogbane
  • Native to USA: All 48 contiguous states and DC
  • Canada: AB, BC, MB, NB, NF, NS, NT, ON, QC, SK

Arnoglossum ovatum

Arnoglossum ovatum - Ovateleaf Cacalia
Ovateleaf Cacalia
  • Texas Native
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Common Names: Ovateleaf Cacalia
  • Native to USA: AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TX

Baccharis halimifolia female

Baccharis halimifolia, female flower
Groundseltree
  • Texas Native
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Common Names: Groundseltree, Sea-myrtle, Consumptionweed, Eastern baccharis, Groundsel, Groundsel Bush, Salt Marsh-elder, Salt Bush, Florida Groundsel Bush,
  • Native to USA: AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, LA, MA, MD, MS, NC, NJ, NY, OK, PA, RI, SC, TX, VA

Baccharis halimifolia male

Baccharis halimifolia, male flower
Groundseltree
  • Texas Native
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Common Names: Groundseltree, Sea-myrtle, Consumptionweed, Eastern baccharis, Groundsel, Groundsel Bush, Salt Marsh-elder, Salt Bush, Florida Groundsel Bush,
  • Native to USA: AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, LA, MA, MD, MS, NC, NJ, NY, OK, PA, RI, SC, TX, VA

Baptisia alba

Baptisia alba - White Wild Indigo
White Wild Indigo
  • Texas Native
  • Family: Fabaceae
  • Common Names: White Wild Indigo
  • Native to USA: AL, AR, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NY, OH, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA, WI

Bellardia trixago

Bellardia trixago
Mediterranean Lineseed
  • Introduced Species
  • Family: Scrophulariaceae
  • Common Names: Mediterranean Lineseed
  • Synonyms: Bartisia trixago
  • Introduced to USA: CA, TX

Brunnichia ovata

Brunnichia ovata
American Buckwheat Vine
  • Texas Native
  • Family: Polygonaceae
  • Common Names: American Buckwheat Vine, Buchwheat-vine, Eardrop-vine, Ladies Eardrops, Redvine
  • Native to USA: AL, AR, FL, GA, IL, KY, LA, MO, MS, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA

Callicarpa americana

Callicarpa americana - American Beautyberry
American Beautyberry
  • Texas Native
  • Family: Verbenaceae
  • Common Names: American Beautyberry, French Mulberry
  • Native to USA: AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MD, MO, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA

Cardiospermum halicacabum

Cardiospermum halicacabum - Balloon Vine
Balloon Vine
  • Introduced Species
  • Family: Sapindaceae
  • Common Names: Balloon Vine
  • Native to USA: PR, VI
  • Introduced USA: AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MI, MO, MS, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA

Cephalanthus occidentalis

Cephalanthus occidentalis - Common Buttonbush
Common Button Bush
  • Texas Native
  • Family: Rubiaceae
  • Common Names: Common Button Bush, Button Bush, Button Willow
  • Native to USA: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV
  • Native to Canada: NB, NS, ON, PE, QC

Clematis terniflora

Clematis terniflora - Sweet Autumn Clematis
Sweet Autumn Clematis
  • Introduced Species
  • Family: Ranunculaceae
  • Common Names: Sweet Autumn Clematis, Sweet Autumn Virginsbower
  • Introduced to USA: AL, AR, CA, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MN, MO, MS, NC NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WV
  • Introduced to CAN: ON

Crinum americanum

Crinum americanum -
Southern Swamp Lily
  • Texas Native
  • Family: Liliacea
  • Common Names: Swamp Lily, Southern Swamp Lily, String Lily, Crinum Lily, Severn Sisters
  • Native to USA: AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TX

Desmanthus illinoensis

Desmanthus illinoensis - Illinois Bundleflower
Prairie Bundle Flower
  • Texas Native
  • Family: Fabaceae
  • Common Names: Illinois Bundleflower, Bundleflower, Prairie Bundle Flower, Prickleweed, Illinois Desmantus
  • Native to USA: AL, AR, CO, DC, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NM, NV, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI

Dichondra carolinensis

Dichondra carolinensis
Grass Ponysfoot
  • Texas Native
  • Family: Convolvulaceae
  • Common Names: Carolina Ponysfoot, Ponyfoot, Grass Ponysfoot
  • Synonyms: Dichondra repens var. carolinensis
  • Native to USA: AL, AR, FL, GA, IL, LA, MD, MO, MS, NC, OH, OK, PA, TN, TX, VA

Diodia virginiana

Diodia virginiana - Virginia Buttonweed
Virginia Buttonweed
  • Texas Native
  • Family: Rubiaceae
  • Common Names: Buttonweed, Virginia Buttonweed
  • Native to USA: AL, AR, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NC, NJ, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV

Eupatorium serotinum

Eupatorium serotinum - Lateflowering Boneset
Late-flowering Boneset
  • Texas Native
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Common Names: Late Boneset, Late-flowering Boneset, Lateflowering Thoroughwort, White Boneset
  • Native to USA: AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, WE, WV
  • Introduced to Canada: ON

Heliotropium curassavicum

Heliotropium curassavicum
Seaside Heliotrope
  • Texas Native
  • Family: Boraginaceae
  • Common Names: Seaside Heliotrope, Salt Heliotrope
  • Native to USA: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, KS, LA, MD, ME, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TX, UT, VA, WA, WY, + PR, VI.
  • Native to CAN: AB, MB, SK

Hibiscus moscheutos ssp. lasiocarpos

Hibiscus moscheutos ssp. lasiocarpos
Rose-mallow
  • Texas Native
  • Family: Malvaceae
  • Common Names: Rose-mallow, Rosemallow, Woolly Mallow, Wooly Rose-mallow, Sacramento Rose-mallow, Delta Hibiscus, River Mallow, Crimson-eye Rose Mallow, Hairy-fruited Hibiscus, Hairy-fruited Rose Mallow, Hairy Rose Mallow, Downy rose Mallow, California Hibiscus
  • Synonyms: Hibiscus californicus,
    Hibiscus lasiocarpos,
    Hibiscus leucophyllus,
    Hibiscus platanoides,
    Hibiscus moscheutos var. occidentalis
  • Native to USA: AL, AR, CA, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA,MO, MS, NM, OK, TN, TX

Hyptis alata

Hyptis alata - Clustered Bushmint
Clustered Bushmint
  • Texas Native
  • Family: Lamiaceae
  • Common Names: Clustered Bushmint
  • Native to USA: AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TX

Lepidium virginicum

Lepidium virginicum - Peppergrass
Virginia Peppergrass
  • Texas Native
  • Family: Brassicaceae
  • Common Names: Virginia Peppergrass, Virginia Pepperweed, Peppergrass, Poor Man’s Pepper
  • Native to USA: 48 Contiguous States + PR
  • Introduced to USA: AK, HI, + VI
  • Native to Canada: BC, NB, NF, NS, ON, PE, QC

Lonicera japonica

Lonicera japonica - Japanese Honeysuckle
Japanese Honeysuckle
  • Introduced Species
  • Family: Caprifoliaceae
  • Common Names: Japanese Honeysuckle
  • Introduced to USA: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI MO, MS, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WV + PR
  • Introduced to Canada: ON

Mikania scandens

Mikania scandens
Climbing Hempvine
  • Texas Native
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Common Names: Climbing Hempvine, Climbing Hempweed
  • Native to USA: AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MS, NC ,NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC TN, TX, VA
  • Introduced to Canada: ON

Nymphoides aquatica

Nymphoides aquatica - Big Floating Hearts
Big Floating Hearts
  • Texas Native
  • Family: Gentianaceae
  • Common Names: Big Floating Hearts, Floating Hearts
  • Native to USA: AL, DE, FL, GA, LA, MD, MS, NC, SC, TX, VA

Nymphoides cordata

Nymphoides cordata
Little Floating Hearts
  • US Native – Introduced to Texas
  • Family: Menyanthaceae
  • Common Names: Little Floating Hearts
  • Native to USA: AL, CT, DE, FL, GA, LA, MA, MD, ME, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, SC, VT
  • Introduced to USA: TX
  • Native to Canada: NB, NF, NS, ON, QC

Parthenium hysterophorus

Parthenium hysterophorus - Santa Maria Feverfew
Santa Maria Feverfew
  • Introduced Species
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Common Names: Santa Maria Feverfew, Ragweed Parthenium, Whitetop Weed
  • Introduced to USA: AL, AR, CT, DC, FL, HI, IL, KS, LA, MA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TX, VA + PR, VI

Sabal minor

Sabal minor - Dwarf Palmetto
Dwarf Palmetto
  • Texas Native
  • Family: Arecaceae
  • Common Names: Dwarf Palmetto, Palmetto, Bush Palmetto
  • Native to USA: AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, TX

Sagittaria platyphylla

Sagittaria platyphylla
Delta Arrowhead
  • Texas Native
  • Family: Alismataceae
  • Common Names: Delta Arrowhead
  • Native to USA: AL, AR, FL, GA, IL, KS, KY, LA, MO, MS NC, OH, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV

Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis

Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis - Elderberry
Common Elderberry
  • Texas Native
  • Family: Caprifoliaceae
  • Common Names: Common Elderberry, Black Elder, Mexican Elderberry, Common Elder, Elderberry, Tapiro, Sauco
  • Native to USA: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY +PR
  • Native, to Canada: MB, NB, NS, ON, PE, QC

Saururus cernuus

Saururus cernuus - Lizard's Tail
Lizard’s Tail
  • Texas Native
  • Family: Saururaceae
  • Common Names: Lizard’s Tail, Lizard’s-tail, Breast Weed
  • Native to USA: AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, WI, WV
  • Native to Canada: ON, QC

Solanum carolinense

Solanum carolinense
Carolina Horse-nettle
  • Texas Native
  • Family: Solanaceae
  • Common Names: Carolina Horse-nettle, Carolina Horsenettle
  • Native to USA: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV
  • Introduced to Canada: ON, QC

Trifolium repens

Trifolium repens
White Clover
  • Introduced Species
  • Family: Fabaceae
  • Common Names: White Clover
  • Introduced to USA: All 50 States
  • Introduced to Canada: AB, BC, LB, MB, NB, NF, NS, NT, ON, PE, QC, SK, YT
  • Introduced to Den: GL
  • Introduced to Fra: SPM

Valerianella radiata

Valerianella radiata
Beaked Cornsalad
  • Texas Native
  • Family: Valerianaceae
  • Common Names: Beaked Cornsalad, Woods Corn-salad
  • Native to USA: AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NC, NJ, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV

Yucca louisianensis

Yucca louisianensis
Louisiana Yucca
  • Texas Native
  • Familly: Asparagaceae
  • Common Names: Louisiana Yucca, Gulf Coast Yucca
  • Synonyms: Yucca freemanii
  • Native to USA: AR, LA, OK, TX

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