Plains Wild Indigo

Plains Wild Indigo

Our April plant of the month is the Plains Wild Indigo, an exquisite perennial in the Fabaceae (Pea) Family that can be found growing in the beach and dunes of Cameron and Willacy counties. It is also known as Smooth stem wild indigo, Longbract wild indigo, Cream false indigo, Cream wild indigo, Large-bracted wild indigo.

Texas Ebony

Texas Ebony

Texas Ebony also known as Black-bead ebony, Ebony ape's-earring, Ebano is a member of the Fabaceae (Mimosoideae Pea Family). Full grown it is a 25-30 ft. shrub or tree with a rounded, dense crown that is an attractive shade tree common to our region.

Seaside Goldenrod

Seaside Goldenrod

October’s plant of the month is a Texas coastal native, the Seaside Goldenrod (Solidago sempervirens) from the Aster Family (Asteraceae). This perennial herb produces a tight clump of narrow, evergreen basal leaves topped by dark green leaf and erect or arching, 2-8 ft. stalks.

Prarie Milkweed

Prarie Milkweed

The Prairie Milkweed is one of our most common species of milkweed, also known as zizotes from “hierba de zizotes”, the Spanish name for this plant. This species was sometimes used by Native Americans to make a poultice for skin rashes.