Recommended Texas Native Annuals, Biennials and Short-lived Perennials

Scientific Name
*indicates plant native to El Paso County
Common NameAvailable?
Abronia angustifolia Sand Verbena seldom
Agastache cana* Bubblegum Mint sometimes
Bahia absinthifolia* Bahia seldom
Baileya multiradiata* Desert Marigold usually
Cuphea llavea Bat-faced Cuphea usually
Dimorphocarpa (Dithyrea) wislizenii* Spectacle Pod seldom
Dyssodia pentachaeta* Golden Fleece/Dogweed usually
Epixiphium (Maurandya) wislizenii* Giant Snapdragon Vine seldom
Erigeron divergens* Fleabane Daisy usually
Erysimum capitatum* Wallflower sometimes
Eschscholtzia californica v mexicana* Mexican Goldpoppy usually
Gaillardia pulchella*, G. amblyodon Blanket Flower usually
Glandularia (Verbena) bipinnatifida Cut-leaf Verbena sometimes
Glandularia gooddingii Fragrant Verbena usually
Glandularia wrightii* Desert Verbena seldom
Helianthus annus* H. petiolaris* Sunflower seldom
Ipomopsis longflora* Blue Trumpets seldom
Kallstroemia grandiflora* Arizona Poppy/Caltrop seldom
Lepidium montanum* (L. alyssoides) Pepperweed seldom
Lesquerella fendleri* L. gordonii* Bladderpod Mustard sometimes
Linium lewisii* Blue Flax usually
Linum aristatum*, L. vernale* Yellow Flax seldom
Lupinus concinnus* Bajada Lupine seldom
Lupinus harvardii Big Bend Bluebonnet seldom
Machaeranthera canescens* Sand Daisy seldom
Machaeranthera tanacetifolia* Tahoka Daisy/Tansy Aster usually
Maurandya antirrhiniflora Snapdragon Vine sometimes
Monarda citriodora Lemon Beebalm usually
Monarda pectinata*, M. punctata Horsemint seldom
Nama hispida Mat nama seldom
Oenothera hookeri Hookers Evening Primrose sometimes
Pectis angustifolia* P. papposa* Limoncillo seldom
Phacelia rupestris* White Phacelia seldom
Psilostrophe tagetina* Paper flower usually
Ratibida columnaris* Cone Flower/ Mexican Hat usually
Salvia farinaceae Mealy Blue Sage usually
Streptanthus carinatus* Twist Flower seldom

Ornamentals for Far West Texas Index