Yellow Texas Wildflowers Identification

Yellow Texas Wildflowers

Yellow Flowers in Texas

A wildflower is simply any non-native plant that grows in a natural or wild habitat. Furthermore, any native that blooms in its natural location (other than a garden) is termed a wildflower. When people use the phrase “wildflower,” they are usually referring to herbaceous plants, with the occasional use of a herbaceous plant in a garden setting.

The majority of the species employed are native to Texas and the United States, but they also include adaptive plants from other regions of the world. The program is named a wildflower program because these plants are placed along Texas highways in a natural setting. There are a number of natural plants that bloom at the same time and have established themselves in these “plantings” on their own.

Acacia farnesiana

Huisache, Acacia farnesiana

  • Family: Fabaceae
  • Common Names: Huisache, Sweet Acacia, Mealy Wattle
  • Native to USA: AL, AZ, CA, FL, GA, LA, MS, NM, TX + PR, VI
  • Introduced to USA: HI

Acmella  repens

Oppositeleaf Spotflower
Oppositeleaf Spotflower
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Common Names: Oppositeleaf Spotflower, Opposite-Leaf Spotflower
  • Synonyms: Acmella oppositifolia var. repens
    Spilanthes americana
    Spilanthes americana var. repens
  • Native to USA: AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MO, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX

Baptisia sphaerocarpa

Bush Pea
Bush Pea
  • Family: Fabaceae
  • Common Names: Bush Pea, Green Wild Indigo, Yellow Wild Indigo, Yellow Wisteria
  • Native to USA: AR, LA, MO, MS, OK, TX

Baptisia leucophaea

Longbract Wild Indigo
Longbract Wild Indigo
  • Family: Fabaceae
  • Common Names: Longbract Wild Indigo, Large-bracted Wild Indigo, False Indigo, Plains Wild Indigo, Cream False Indigo, Cream Wild Indigo
  • Synonyms: Baptisia bracteata varl. laevicaulis, Baptisia laevicaulis, Baptisia cuneata, Baptisia leucophaea var. laevicaulis, Baptisia bracteata var. leucophaea, Baptisia bracteata var. glabrescens, Baptisia bushii
  • Native to USA: AR, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MI, MN, MO, MS, NE, NJ, OK, SD, TN, TX, WI

Borrichia frutescens

Bushy Seaside Tansy
Bushy Seaside Tansy
  • Family: Asteracea
  • Common Names: Bushy Seaside Tansy
  • Native to USA: AL, FL, GA, LA, MD, MS, NC, SC, TX, VA

Chamaecrista fasciculata var.  fasciculata

Partridge Pea
Partridge Pea
  • Family: Fabaceae
  • Common Names: Partridge Pea, Showy Partridge-pea, Beeflower
  • 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, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, WI, WV

Chamaecrista nictitans ssp. nictitans

Partridge Pea
Partridge Pea
  • Family: Fabaceae
  • Common Names: Partridge Pea, Sensitive Partridge Pea
  • Native to USA: AL, AR, AZ, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV + PR, VI
  • Introduced to USA: HI

Coreopsis tinctoria

Golden Tickseed
Golden Tickseed
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Common Names: Plains Coreopsis, Golden Tickseed, Golden Wave, Calliopsis
  • 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, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV ,WY
  • Native to CAN: AB, BC ,MB, ON, QC, SK
  • Introduce to USA: HI

Cucumis melo

Cantalope
Cantalope
  • Family: Cucurbitaceae
  • Common Names: Cantaloupe, Cantalope
  • Introduced to USA: AL, AR, CA, CT, FL, GA, IL, KS, KY, LA, MA, MI, MO, MS, NC, NH, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TX, UT ,VA, WI, WV + PR
  • Introduced, to CAN: ON

Helenium amarum var. amarum

Yellow Bitterweed
Yellow Bitterweed
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Common Names: Yellow Dicks, Yellow Bitterweed, Sneezeweed
  • Native to USA: AL, AR, CA, CT, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, NE, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WI

Helenium flexuosum

Helenium flexuosum - Purplehead Sneezeweed
Purplehead Sneezeweed
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Common Names: Purplehead Sneezeweed, Purple-head Sneezeweed
    Native to USA: AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV
  • Introduced to CAN: NS, ON, QC

Helianthus angustifolius

Helianthus angustifolius - Swamp Sunflower
Swamp Sunflower
  • Family: Asteracea
  • Common Names: Swamp Sunflower
  • Native to USA: AL, AR, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV

Helianthus annuus

Helianthus annuus
Common Sunflower
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Common Names: Common Sunflower
  • Native to USA: 48 Continental States + DC
  • Introduced to USA: AK, HI + PR
  • Introduced to CAN: AB, BC, MB, NB, NS, NT, ON, PE, QC SK
  • Introduced to FRA: SPM

Hypericum hypericoides ssp. hypericoides

Hypericum hypericoides ssp. hypericoides - St. Andrew's Cross
St. Andrew’s Cross
  • Family: Clusiaceae
  • Common Names: St. Andrew’s Cross
  • Native to USA: AL, AR, DE, FL, GA, IL, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NC, NJ, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA, + PR

Ludwigia octovalvis ssp. octovalvis

Ludwigia octovalvis ssp. octovalvis - Mexican Primerose-willow
Mexican Primrose-willow
  • Family: Onagraceae
  • Common Names: Mexican Primrose-willow
  • Native to USA: AL, FL, GA, HI, LA, NC, TX, + PR, VI

Mecardonia procumbens

Mecardonia procumbens - Baby Jump-up
Baby Jump-up
  • Family: Scrophulariaceae
  • Common Names: Baby Jump-up
  • Native to USA: AL, AZ, FL, LA, NM, TX, + PR, VI

Melilotus indicus

Melilotus indicus - Annual Sweet Clover
Annual Yellow Sweetclover
  • Family: Fabaceae
  • Common Names: Annual Yellow Sweetclover
  • Introduced to USA: AL, AR, AZ, CA, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, KY, LA, MA, ME, MN, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OK, OR, PA, SC, TX, UT, VA VT, WA, WI
  • Introduced to CAN: BC, MB, NS
  • Introduced to DEN: GL

Neptunia pubescens

Neptunia pubescens - Tropical Puff
Tropical Puff
  • Family: Fabaceae
  • Common Names: Tropical Puff
  • Native to USA: AL, FL, LA, MS, TX

Nuphar lutea ssp. advena

Nuphar lutea ssp. advena - Yellow Pond-lily
Yellow Cow Lily
  • Family: Nymphaeaceae
  • Common Names: Common Spatterdock, Yellow Cow Lily, Yellow Pond Lily, Spatterdock
  • Native to USA: AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, KS, KY, LA, MA MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA,SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV
  • Native to CAN: ON

Oenothera drummondii

Oenother drummondii - Beach Evening Primrose
Beach Evening Primrose

Oenother drummondii is a perennial subshrub. As the common name implies the Beach Evening Primrose grow along coastal beaches. Usually growing in protected areas behind sand dunes.

  • Family: Onagraceae
  • Common Names: Beach Evening Primrose
  • Native to USA: FL, LA, NC, SC, TX

Physalis angulata

Physalis angulata - Cutleaf Groundcherry
Cutleaf Groundcherry
  • Family: Solanaceae
  • Common Names: Cutleaf Groundcherry
  • Native to USA: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, KS, KY, LA, MA, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NM, NV, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA, +PR, VI
  • Introduced to USA: HI

Ratibida columnifera

Ratibida columnifera - Mexican Hat
Mexican Hat
  • Family: Asteracea
  • Common Names: Mexican Hat, Prairie Coneflower, Upright Prairie Coneflower, Red-spike Mexican-hat, Long-headed Coneflower, Thimbleflower
  • Native to USA: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, LA, MA, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, WI, WV, WY
  • Native to Can: AB, BC, MB, ON, SK

Rayjacksonia phyllocephala

Rayjacksonia phyllocephala
Camphor Daisy
  • Family: Asteracea
  • Common Names: Camphor Daisy
  • Native to USA: CO, FL, LA, TX

Rhynchosia latifolia

Rhynchosia latifolia - Prairie Snoutbean
Prairie Snoutbean
  • Family: Fabaceae
  • Common Names: Prairie Snoutbean
  • Native to USA: AR, LA, MO, MS, OK, TN, TX

Sarracenia alata

Sarracenia alata
Yellow Trumpet
  • Family: Sarraceniaceae
  • Common Names: Flycatcher, Yellow Trumpet, Yellow Trumpets, Yellow Pitcher Plant
  • Native to USA: AL, GA, LA, MS, TX

Schoenolirion croceum

Schoenolirion croceum
Yellow Sunnybells
  • Family: Liliaceae
  • Common Names: Yellow Sunnybells
  • Synonyms: Oxytria crocea
  • Native to USA: AL, FL, GA, LA, NC, SC, TN, TX

Senna obtusifolia

Senna obtusifolia - Java-bean
Java-bean, Sicklepod
  • Family: Fabaceae
  • Common Names: Java-bean, Sicklepod
  • Native to USA: AL, AR, CA, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MO, MS, NC, NE, NJ, NY, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WI ,WV + PR, VI
  • Introduced to USA: HI

Sesbania drummondii

Sesbania drummondii - Rattlebush
Rattlebox
  • Family: Fabaceae
  • Common Names: Rattlebox, Rattlebush, Poisonbean
  • Native to USA: AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, SC, TX

Simsia calva

Simsia calva - Bush Sunflower
Awnless Bush Sunflower
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Common Names: Awnless Bush Sunflower, Bush Sunflower
  • Native to USA: NM, TX

Vigna luteola

Vigna luteola
Hairypod Cowpea
  • Family: Fabaceae
  • Common Names: Hairypod Cowpea, Yellow Vigna
  • Native to USA: AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, PA, SC, TX, VA + PR, VI

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