Help Me Identify My Plant

Choose one characteristic of the plant below to begin. You will be able to narrow the results on the following page. Click on "Show More Options" to show additional plant characteristics such as flower color, stem texture, etc.

Flower Colors

Distributions Map


Distribution refers to the ecological region in Texas that a plant has been found.

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Our Plant Collections

Collections are groups of plants that share one important characteristic. Our most popular collections include Brush and Weeds, Toxics, and Grasses. Many of the plants in these three collections are also included in our published books.


Seed Types


Growth Habits

Stem Textures


Our Published Books

Brush and Weeds of Texas Rangelands (B-6208)

This field guide will help landowners and rangeland managers identify the brush and weed species of greatest concern in their areas. It includes plant descriptions, identifying characteristics, range maps, and multiple color photos for 99 species. Whether the land is being managed for livestock, for wildlife, or for recreation, this handbook will enable readers to identify problem species.

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Toxic Plants of Texas (B-6105)

This field guide describes and illustrates the 106 most common potentially toxic plants in Texas. Included are clinical signs in cattle, horses, sheep and/or goats; toxic agents; suggested treatments for poisoned animals; and management strategies for plant infestations. A field key cross-references animal symptoms with plant species. Also included is an overview of integrated toxic plant management.

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Know Your Grasses (B-182)

Grasses are one of Texas' most valuable natural resources. This publication will introduce you to the amazing variety of native and introduced grasses in Texas. Plants are arranged alphabetically by common name, with scientific names given for clarity and reference. Each grass is beautifully illustrated and carefully described, with information about the areas of the state in which it can be found.

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Livestock Affected

Livestock Signs