Native Plant List for Arkansas, Louisiana, Eastern Oklahoma, and Eastern Texas – PlantNative.org (2022)

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Native Plant List for Arkansas, Louisiana, Eastern Oklahoma, and Eastern Texas – PlantNative.org (1)

(Video) GARDENING WITH NATIVE PLANTS - Theo Witsell, Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission

Native Plant List for Arkansas, Louisiana, Eastern Oklahoma, and Eastern Texas – PlantNative.org (2)

Native Plant List for Arkansas, Louisiana, Eastern Oklahoma, and Eastern Texas – PlantNative.org (3)

See Also:

  • Plants Native to Oklahoma for Landscaping [with Pictures]
  • The Best Texas Native Plants for Landscaping

This is a "starter" list of native plants for Arkansas, Louisiana, Eastern Oklahoma, and Eastern Texas. It is intended for residential or commercial landscapers who want to create attractive and varied native landscapes.

Arkansas, Louisiana, Eastern Oklahoma, and Eastern Texas Trees

Common Name Scientific Name Sun Moisture Height Comments
Florida Maple Acer barbatum P W-A 20-25' Not as much fall clr as sug maple; seeds eaten by birds
Red Maple Acer rubrum P-S W-D 60-100' One of 1st trees to show fall color; small red dense flwrs
Chalk Maple Acer saccharum P A-D 25-30' Brilliant yellow-orange to crimson in fall; pest free
Red Buckeye Aesculus pavia F-S W-A 10-15' Salmon/red flwrs in spring; attracts hummers and bees
River Birch Betula nigra F-P W-A 30-90' Multistemmed desired; seeds attract birds
Blue Beech Carpinus carolianiana S W-A 35-50' Good street tree; scarlet fall color
Hackberry Celtis laevigata F-P W-A 60-80' Orange to blue-black, fruit attracts birds; yellow in fall
Redbud Cercis canadensis P-S A-D 15-30' Rosy-pink flowers in spring; drought-tolerant; yellow in fall
Fringe Tree Chionanthus virginicus F-P W-A 15-25' Creamy white fragrant flowers in May; dark blue fruit in fall
Flowering Dogwood Cornus florida P A 20-50' 4" white bracts in April; fruit attracts birds; red fall color
Beech Fagus grandifolia P A 50-80+' Hard to grow plants under; nuts attract birds/ squirrels
White Ash Fraxinus americana F-P A 75-120' Purple in fall; larval plant for butterflies; seeds for birds
Green Ash Fraxinus pennsylvanica F A 50-75' Adaptable tree; transplants well; green to purple flowers
Two-winged Silverbell Halesia diptera F-P A 20-30' White to pink, bell-shaped flowers in spring
Carolina Silverbell Halesia tetraptera F-P A 20-60' Similar culture to dogwood; white, bell-shaped flowers
Witch Hazel Hamamelis virginiana P A 15-35' Creamy to bright yellow flowers in fall; golden fall color
Possum Haw Ilex decidua P W-D 15-30' White flwrs in spring; orange berries into winter (female)
American Holly Ilex opaca F-S A 25-60' Red berries into winter; must have both sexes for berries
Black Walnut Juglans nigra F A 50-70' Green, rounded fruit; edible nuts with rough black shell
Sweet Gum Liquidambar styraciflua F-P A 60-75' Seeds eaten by birds; spiny fruit litters lawns
Tulip Tree Liriodendron tulipifera F-P A 40-100' Cup-shaped, fragrant flowers in spring; attracts birds
Cucumber Tree Magnolia acuminata F-P A 60-75' Small, knobby fruit resembles a cucumber; attracts birds
Southern Magnolia Magnolia grandiflora F-P A 50+' Should be planted where lowest branches reach ground
Sweetbay Magnolia virginiana P W 12-20+' 2-3" white flwrs all summer; fruit attracts birds
Black Gum Nyssa sylvatica F-P W-D 30-60' Yellow, orange, red-purple fall color; honey plant for bees
Ironwood Ostrya virginiana P-S A 30-50' Fruiting clusters; shreddy bark; common understory tree
Red Bay Persea borbonia P A 20-65' Blue fruit in fall; larval plant for swallowtails; birds like fruit
Shortleaf Pine Pinus echinata F-P D 50-100' Dark, blue-green needles; seeds eaten by birds
Loblolly Pine Pinus taeda F-P A 60+' 6-10" dark green leaves; most rapid growth of all pines
Sycamore Platanus occidentalis F-P W-A 75-100' Round seeds; white, mottled bark; leaves drop all sum
White Oak Quercus alba F A-D 80-100' Avoid planting near paved areas; red to wine fall color
Laurel Oak Quercus laurifolia F-P W-A 40-60' Transplants well; shiny leaves; acorns
Willow Oak Quercus phellos F-P A 60+' Yellow fall color; not as messy as some oaks
Carolina Buckthorn Rhamnus caroliniana P-S A 12-15' Yellowish fall color; fruit changes from red to black
Sassafras Sassafras albidum F W-D 35-50' Yellow, orange, pink, scarlet fall color; attracts birds
Bald Cypress Taxodium distichum F-P W-A 50-75' Cypress knees produced in or near water; orange fall color

Arkansas, Louisiana, Eastern Oklahoma, and Eastern Texas Shrubs

Common Name Scientific Name Sun Moisture Height Comments
Downy Serviceberry Amelanchier arborea F-S A-D 15-30" Magenta fruit attracts birds; lrgst fruit of any serviceberry
False Indigo Amorpha fruticosa F A-D 6-10" Deep purple flowers with gold stamens attract butterflies
Sea Myrtle Baccharis halimifolia F W 6-12" Female plant covered with shiny white "clouds" in fall
Americ. Beautyberry Callicarpa americana P-S W-A to 6" Small white to pink flowers in sumr; purple berries in fall
Chinquapin Castanea pumila P A-D to 30" Spiked flowers; fall color; good food plant for wildlife
New Jersey Tea Ceanothus americanus F-P A-D 2-3" Long-lasting flowers; attracts birds, butterflies, hummers
Buttonbush Cephalanthus occidentalis S-P W-A 10-15" Creamy white flowers in sumr; nutlets through winter
Burning Bush Euonymus atropurpureus P-S W-A 20-25" Purple flowers in June; persistent red seeds
Wild Hydrangea Hydrangea arborescens P-S W-A 3-6" White lace cap flowers; attracts bees
Shrub. St. Johns Wort Hypericum prolificum S W-D 3" Yellow flowers; attracts birds; no appreciable fall color
Winterberry Ilex verticillata P-S W-A 3-10" Bright red berries on female plants into wint; attracts birds
Yaupon Ilex vomitoria F-S W-D 12-25" White flowers; red berries; good screen plant; attracts birds
Sweetspire Itea virginica P W-A 6-8" Red fall foliage; attracts butterflies; seeds eaten by birds
Spicebush Lindera benzoin P A 3-12" All parts edible and aromatic; glossy red fruit
Maleberry Lyonia lingustrina F-P W-A 6-12" White flowers in spring; fall color; honey plant
Sweet Azalea Rhododendron canescens Red foliage; pink/white flwrs; attracts birds and butterflies
Swamp Azalea Rhododendron viscosum Fall color; fragrant, white flwrs in sumr; forms a thicket
Shining Sumac Rhus copallina Male + female plants; maroon fall foliage; attracts birds
Smooth Sumac Rhus glabra Brilliant fall color; good in dry arrangement; not poisonous
Carolina Rose Rosa carolina Single, pink flowers in sumr; red hips in fall attract birds
Dwarf Palmetto Sabal minor Subterranean trunk; black fruits on flowering stalks
Elderberry Sambucus canadensis Creamy, white flowers; edible fruit; yellow fall foliage
Silky camellia Stewartia malacodendron Waxy white flowers; cinnamon colored bark; slow grower
American Silverbells Styrax americana Fragrant white flowers mid-spring; rounded form
Sparkleberry Vaccinium arboreum Tree-like shrub; white flowers; dark berries in fall
Black Haw Viburnum prunifolium Showy fall color; creamy white flowers; blue-black fruit

Arkansas, Louisiana, Eastern Oklahoma, and Eastern Texas Flowering Perennials

Common Name Scientific Name Comments
Sweet Flag Acorus calamus Grass-like appearance; grows in wet areas
False Aloe Agave virginica Inch-long flowers in a loose spike
Blue Star Amsonia tabernaemont. Light blue flowers; black seeds can be used for propagation
Carolina Anemone Anemone caroliniana Spring bloomer; blossom resembles sunflower
Lazy Daisy Aphanosteph. skirrhobasis Attracts butterflies; xeriscapic
Jack-in-the-Pulpit Arisaema triphyllum Red and yellow flowers; perfect for shady gardens
Wild Ginger Asarum canadensis Good shade ground cover; slug pollinated
Swamp Milkweed Asclepias incarnata All parts are poisonous
Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa Adult nectar and larval food source for Monarch butterflies
Frost Aster Aster pilosus One of the toughest asters; attracts butterflies
White False Indigo Baptisia alba Drought-tolerant; parts are poisonous if ingested
Poppy Mallow Callirhoe papaver Grows well over walls and in rock gardens
Wild Hyacinth Camassia scilloides Blue, star-shaped flowers in an elongated, loose cluster
American Bellflower Campanula americana Star-shaped light violet-blue flowers
Tall Coreopsis Coreopsis tripteris Anise-like fragrance
Shooting Star Dodecatheon meadia Lilac, pink or white petals; stamens form a beak-like cone
Clasping Leaf Conefl. Dracopis amplexicaulis Attracts birds, small mammals, and butterflies
Purple Coneflower Echinacea purpurea Tolerates dry, droughty soil and hot sun; good cut flowers
Rattlesnake Master Eryngium yuccifolium Greenish-white flowers in globular, 1' diameter heads
Mist Flower Eupatorium coelestinum Eight weeks of blue flowers; spreads by rhizomes
Joe-Pye Weed Eupatorium fistulosum Rounded, pink flower clusters mid-summer to early fall
Closed Gentian Gentiana saponaria Light-blue to lilac flowers; soapy sap
Wild Geranium Geranium maculatum 1' purple flowers; slender capsules resemble a crane's bill
Narrow-leaf Sunfl. Helianthus simulans Attracts birds and butterflies
Ox-eye Sunflower Heliopsis helianthoides Resembles sunflower on a shorter plant
Alumroot Heuchera americana Root has astringent qualities
Spider Lily Hymenocallis occidentalis 3-4' flowers with crown of tissue connecting bases of anthers
Standing Cypress Ipomopsis rubra Red, tubular flowers; leaves with bristle-tipped segments
Marsh Blazing Star Liatris spicata Unusual in flowering from top to bottom of spike
Blazing Star Liatris squarrosa 1' delicate flowers on branched stems
Cardinal Flower Lobelia cardinalis Cardinal red flowers in late summer
Great Blue Lobelia Lobelia siphilitica Elongated cluster of pale to dark blue flowers on stalk
Partridge Berry Mitchella repens White to pinkish flowers; red double berries; rich soil
Wild Bergamot Monarda fistulosa Fragrant; dried leaves make herbal tea
Sundrops Oenothera fruticosa Red stems compliment yellow flowers
Carolina Phlox Phlox carolina Earlier flowering, with thicker leaves than common phlox
Blue Phlox Phlox divartica Semi-evergreen foliage
Obedient Plant Physostegia virginiana Flowers can be twisted in any direction and stay there
May Apple Podophyllum peltatum Solitary flower at fork of 2 leaf stalks; small edible fruit
Solomon's Seal Polygonatum biflorum Beautiful, arching stem with perfectly oriented leaves
Meadow Beauty Rhexia virginica Bright, purple-pink flowers open in a.m., drop petals
Black-eyed Susan Rudbeckia fulgida A popular, tough and beautiful perennial
Cut-leaf Coneflower Rudbeckia laciniata 6-10 droopy yellow petals around green center
Bloodroot Sanguinaria canadensis Bright orange-red sap in thick rootstock
Golden Ragwort Senecio aureus Cluster of daisy-like yellow flower heads
Fire Pink Silene virginica 1' brilliant red star-shaped flowers
Wreath Goldenrod Solidago caesia Clusters of yellow flowers from axils of leaves
Sweet Goldenrod Solidago odora Has an anise-like odor when crushed
Rough-leaved Golden. Solidago rugosa Radiating flower form looks like fireworks
Indian Pink Spigelia marilandica Clusters of 2 to 12 vivid red tubular flowers
Rose Vervain Verbena canadensis Very attractive to butterflies; clumps of purple flowers
Culver's Root Veronicastrum virginicum Spire-like white flower stalks above deep green leaves
Common Blue Violet Viola papilionacea This is the violet often found growing wild by roads/in fields
Birdsfoot Violet Viola pedata Five petals, lavender to purple, occasionally white

Arkansas, Louisiana, Eastern Oklahoma, and Eastern Texas Flowering Perennial Ferns

Common Name Scientific Name Comments
Southern Maidenhair Adiantum capillus-veneris Bright green fronds; spreads by rhizomes
Ebony Spleenwort Asplenium platyneuron Sterile fronds are arching to flat; fertile fronds are upright
Sensistive Fern Onoclea sensibilis Easy to grow; turns yellow or russet in fall
Cinnamon Fern Osmunda cinnamomea Circular cluster of fronds; cinnamon-colored fertile fronds
Royal Fern Osmunda regalis Easy to grow; fronds are pale pink in early spring
Christmas Fern Polystichum acrostichoides Easy to grow; tufted clump of stiff, deep green fronds
Virginia Chain Fern Woodwardia virginica Lustrous, dark green, leathery fronds in a close mass

Arkansas, Louisiana, Eastern Oklahoma, and Eastern Texas Vines

Common Name Scientific Name Comments
Cross Vine Bignonia capreolata Twining tendrils bear orange-red trumpet-shaped flowers
Leatherflower Clematis crispa Blue, pink, lavender or white; dies to ground each year
Virgin's Bower Clematis virginiana White flowers in late summer to early fall
Yellow Jessamine Gelsemium sempervirens Foliage bronzes in winter; all parts of plant are toxic
Coral Honeysuckle Lonicera sempervirens Trumpet-shaped flowers mid-spring to fall attract hummers
Virginia Creeper Parthenociss. quinquefolia Excellent red fall color; attracts birds
Passionflower Passiflora incarnata Lavender flowers; edible fruit; attracts butterflies
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Arkansas, Louisiana, Eastern Oklahoma, and Eastern Texas Grasses & Grass-like

Common Name Scientific Name Comments
Big Bluestem Andropogon gerardi Long-lived; slow to establish; self-seeds; orange in fall
Splitbeard Bluestem Andropogon ternarius Great cut flowers
Broom Sedge Andropogon virginicus A pioneer soil-stabilizing plant
Awl-fruited Sedge Carex stipata R elatively large green-to-black, spike-like inflorescence
Inland Sea Oats Chasmanthium latifolium Golden in fall; reseeds in moist gardens
Purple Lovegrass Eragrostis spectabilis Inflorescence in late summer appears as red-purple clouds
Soft Rush Juncus effusus Provides food and nesting to birds and other wildlife
Rice Cut Grass Leersia oryzoides Creeping perennial with flat, yellow-green leaves
Gulf Muhly Muhlenbergia capillaris Dark green, glossy leaves; dark purple inflorescence
Switchgrass Panicum virgatum Dark gold fall color; inflorescence holds into winter
Little Bluestem Schizachyrium scoparium Self-seeds; variable form and color
Woolgrass Scirpus cyperinus Long, shaggy brown inflorescence
Indian Grass Sorghastrum nutans Warm season grass; attractive most of winter; self-seeds
Eastern Gamagrass Tripsacum dactyloides Easy to grow; evergreen in frost-free areas
Cattail Typha latifolia Long green leaves; hotdog-shaped brown flower

Sun Exposure Soil Moisture Drought Tolerance
F = Full Sun W = Wet E = Excellent
P = Part Sun A = Average G = Good
S = Shade D = Dry M = Moderate
P = Poor
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FAQs

Which plants should be considered as native? ›

A plant is considered native if it has occurred naturally in a particular region, ecosystem, or habitat without human introduction. Exotic plants that evolved in other parts of the world or were cultivated by humans into forms that don't exist in nature do not support wildlife as well as native plants.

What plant is native to Texas? ›

Texas State Native Shrub: Texas Purple Sage

This plant, which is Texas' State Native Shrub (the non-native Texas State Shrub is the crape myrtle), responds to increased humidity and often boasts a purple patina after summer storms.

What can you forage in Louisiana? ›

Some vines to consider are blackberry, cucumbers, snap peas, field peas, and muscadine and table grapes. These will require some trellising. Additionally, a plethora of vegetables can be grown here in Louisiana. Some will produce better than others, but they are all worth a try.

What trees are native to Louisiana? ›

  • Baldcypress.
  • Blue Beech.
  • Eastern Red Cedar.
  • Flowering Dogwood.
  • Fringe Tree.
  • Green Ash.
  • Hickory.
  • Holly.

What is the difference between native and indigenous plants? ›

Native and indigenous are similar meaning words that refer to naturally growing plants, living animals, and even original inhabitants of a particular region. When using for animals, indigenous is used for species, while native is used for particular animals and not whole species.

What is the difference between a cultivar and a native plant? ›

Nativar: A cultivar derived from native parents and bred for a particular trait, typically resulting in a loss of genetic diversity. Nativars can have sterile flowers and produce no seeds. Native plant: A plant that originally occurs within a region as the result of natural processes rather than human intervention.

What makes a plant a native plant? ›

Native Plant

A plant that is a part of the balance of nature that has developed over hundreds or thousands of years in a particular region or ecosystem.

Is Lavender native to Texas? ›

ANSWER: Lavendula (lavender) is native to the Meditteranean area. At the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, we are dedicated to the care, protection and propagation of plants native not only to North America but to the area in which the plant is being grown.

What is the Texas native shrub? ›

Cenizo (Leucophyllum frutescens)

Also known as Texas Sage, this plant happens to be the Official State Native Shrub of Texas!

Are azaleas native to Arkansas? ›

The most common native azalea in Arkansas is Rhododendron prinophyllum that goes by such common names as roseshell azalea, wild honeysuckle azalea, mountain azalea or early azalea. Eighteen species of azaleas are native to North America with 15 of these native to the eastern states.

What poisonous plants grow in Arkansas? ›

Two native Arkansas plants, poison-ivy and poison-oak, have three leaflets per leaf and contain urushiol, an oily allergen.

What herbs are native to Arkansas? ›

Table 2. Growing Requirements, Propagation and Uses of Biennial and Perennial Herbs
Common name/ Scientific nameHeightSpacing
Clary sage Salvia sclarea5'24"
Chamomile Chamaemelum nobile2 to 8"18"
Catnip Neptea cataria3 to 4'12 to 18"
Chives Allium schoenoprasum12"12"
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What berries are native to Louisiana? ›

Blackberries and dewberries are native to Louisiana, and many commercial varieties are well adapted to growing conditions of the state. They can be profitable commercial fruit crops in Louisiana. Blackberries can also be grown in the home garden with little or no pesticide usage.

What berries grow wild in Louisiana? ›

Wild blackberries and dewberries grow abundantly in Louisiana and have long been treasured for cobblers, jellies, jams and other tasty dishes. Today, you can pick and enjoy these luscious berries without the discomforts of ditch banks and wooded areas, red bugs, mosquitoes and maybe a snake or two.

Are magnolia trees native to Louisiana? ›

Unlike camellias, azaleas and crape myrtles, however, which are all native to the Far East, the Southern magnolia is native to Louisiana and the Southeast. Southern magnolias are rather large-growing trees that can reach well over 60 feet tall.

What is the oldest tree in Louisiana? ›

Age
NrTree speciesAge
1Taxodium distichum (Baldcypress)1022 ± 300 y
2Quercus virginiana (Southern Live Oak)372 ± 50 y
3Pinus taeda (Loblolly Pine)322 ± 20 y

What is the best tree to plant in Louisiana? ›

Popular Trees to Plant in Louisiana
  • Willow Oak: Willow oak is an ornamental and shade tree. ...
  • LaceBark Elm: This tree can quickly adapt to any conditions it may face. ...
  • Willow: The willow tree is a beautiful tree that will thrive on lots of water and is considered very wet soil tolerant.
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What do native Americans like to be called? ›

The consensus, however, is that whenever possible, Native people prefer to be called by their specific tribal name. In the United States, Native American has been widely used but is falling out of favor with some groups, and the terms American Indian or Indigenous American are preferred by many Native people.

Is it OK to say native? ›

American Indian, Indian, Native American, or Native are acceptable and often used interchangeably in the United States; however, Native Peoples often have individual preferences on how they would like to be addressed. To find out which term is best, ask the person or group which term they prefer.

Are indigenous people the same as native Americans? ›

Indigenous Peoples refers to a group of Indigenous peoples with a shared national identity, such as “Navajo” or “Sami,” and is the equivalent of saying “the American people.” Native American and American Indian are terms used to refer to peoples living within what is now the United States prior to European contact.

How do you tell if a plant is a cultivar? ›

It also often has the abbreviation "var." for variety preceding it. The first letter of a cultivar is capitalized and the term is never italicized. Cultivars are also surrounded by single quotation marks (never double quotation marks) or preceded by the abbreviation "cv.".

How do you know if a plant is a cultivar? ›

In short, a cultivar is a plant that is produced and maintained by horticulturists but does not produce true-to-seed; whereas, a variety is a group of plants within a species that has one or more distinguishing characteristics and usually produces true-to-seed.

What is a native hybrid plant? ›

When the plants in our yards are cultivars of native species, their genetic makeup is the result of artificial rather than natural selection and they possess little genetic diversity. The offspring of cultivars crossed with native plants are called hybrids.

What is an example of an indigenous plant? ›

Two indigenous plants on the site are everlasting daisy Chrysocephalum apiculatum, with grey foliage and flowers that atttact butterflies. And also kangaroo grass Themada triandra which is wind pollinated.

Why is it recommended to use native plants in landscaping projects? ›

Native plants are typically more resistant to disease, drought and other environmental risks than other plants. They can spread quickly to crowd out any weeds, which means less maintenance and upkeep for you. Many native plants grow in such a fashion that protects the soil from being flooded with water.

What are 3 benefits of planting native plants? ›

Conserving Water: Because native plants are adapted to local environmental conditions, they require far less water, saving time, money, and perhaps the most valuable natural resource, water. In addition to providing vital habitat for birds, many other species of wildlife benefits as well.

Will deer eat lavender? ›

If deer are a huge problem in your backyard, try planting some of the deer-resistant plants we recommend ahead. Yes, they exist! Deer hate fragrant blooms from certain herbs like lavender and especially sweet-smelling flowers, like peonies. They'll also stay away from toxic plants.

Can I plant lavender in Texas? ›

We are fortunate to have a relatively non-hostile environment for growing Lavender in Central Texas. If you have well-drained soil and a sunny exposure, you should be able to grow Lavender with ease. Humidity, poor drainage and heavy soils are the arch enemies of Lavender.

Can lavender survive Texas heat? ›

Is there a plant that can take the Texas heat, thrive on neglect, survive drought and deter the hungriest deer? If you think such a plant must surely be made of plastic, think again. It is lavender, not plastic.

What plant stays green all year round? ›

Evergreen plants and trees stay green all year long -- hundreds of species thrive in climates around the world, including U. S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 8 through 10. Flowering evergreen plants, trees, shrubs, ground covers and vines bring color to gardens and landscapes.

What food grows best in Texas? ›

Beets, lettuce, mustard greens, radish, and carrots are all frost-tolerant veggies that can survive temperatures as low as 32°F and will do nicely in a fall vegetable garden in Texas. Once you plant your seeds, they need to be watered daily for two weeks until the roots are mature enough to support plant growth.

What makes a good hedge in Texas? ›

Boxwood is a good option for a privacy hedge. Asian jasmine as ground cover is an important part of creating a sound barrier in noisy areas. Other options include lily turf or mondo grass paired with hedges of abelia, yaupon holly, wax myrtle or Blue Point juniper.

What is the fastest growing shrub for privacy in Texas? ›

Wax Leaf Privet

They are also fast-growing and require little pruning. Privets produces white blooms and berries that attract a variety of colorful birds which feed on them.

What is the most common tree in Texas? ›

Live Oak Trees

Also known as Quercus virginiana, live oaks are the most commonly planted trees in Texas. In fact, you may already have a live oak tree on your property. There are only a few species of live oak, but the primary species are interior live oaks and escarpment.

What flowers is Louisiana known for? ›

Like all the other states, Louisiana State has its flower associated with it: the serene and magnificent magnolia blossom that is a treat for the eyes and the senses. It was appointed as Louisiana's state flower in 1900.

Are sunflowers native to Louisiana? ›

SWAMP SUNFLOWER (Helianthus angustifolius), aka Narrowleaf Sunflower, is one of the bright yellow native plants blooming now across Louisiana.

Are gardenias native to Louisiana? ›

Gardenias are one of those plants we consider one of our Southern heritage plants. Although they are native to the Far East (like so many of our Southern heritage plants), we have grown them in the South for so many generations we feel they are part of our culture and gardening tradition.

What plants are native to New Orleans? ›

Louisiana Native Plants List
  • Century Plant (Agave americana)
  • Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa) ...
  • Cream Wild Indigo (Baptisia bracteata) ...
  • Tickseed Sunflower (Bidens aristosa) ...
  • Crossvine (Bignonia capreolata) ...
  • Watershield (Brasenia schreberi) ...
  • Tall Thistle (Cirsium altissimum) ...
  • Swamp Lily (Crinum americanum)
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What is the oldest city in Louisiana? ›

The City of Natchitoches is the heart of Natchitoches Parish. Founded in 1714 the site was established near a village of Natchitoches Indians. As the oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase territory, its history is also a story of the development of our nation.

Does hibiscus grow in Louisiana? ›

Yes, some hibiscuses are hardy in Louisiana. One of them, the Luna series hibiscus, has been named a Louisiana Super Plant selection for spring 2014. Louisiana gardeners have long loved the tropical hibiscus, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis.

Will agave grow in Louisiana? ›

The century plant (Agave americana) has been around for many centuries. It can be found throughout most of Florida and California. It also grows in southern Texas and Louisiana.

What grows best in south Louisiana? ›

Some of the more popular leafy crops are Swiss chard, collards, spinach, mustard, turnip greens and lettuce. Endive, escarole, kale, arugula and the greens of mesclun mix also do very well during the cooler months in Louisiana. Other leafy crops of great value are cabbage and Chinese cabbage.

Does mullein grow wild in Louisiana? ›

Common Mullein is native to Europe, Asia, and Africa, but this wildflower is now considered a naturalized species in Louisiana. It grows so well that it can take over roadsides, meadows, and pasture lands.

How do you grow sunflowers in Louisiana? ›

It may be towards the end of summer, but you can still plant sunflowers and enjoy them during the fall. In north Louisiana, try to complete sunflower planting by the third week in August. In central Louisiana, plant them by the end of the month, and south Louisiana gardeners can plant sunflowers through Labor Day.

What is the longest blooming gardenia? ›

The Longest-Blooming Gardenia

Enjoy fragrant, vibrant blooms for up to three months! August Beauty Gardenias get their name because they bloom deep into summer- no other gardenias bloom this vibrantly in August!

Is chicken manure good for gardenias? ›

Gardenias hate cold weather and the tips of the leaves yellow off through winter. So forget the Epsom Salts. Instead, give your gardenias a good feed in spring, using aged chicken or duck manure.

What kind of fertilizer do gardenias need? ›

Gardenias use a lot of nutrients to produce so many glorious blossoms. Feed your shrubs by applying an acidic, slow-release fertilizer such as an azalea or camellia fertilizer. For the organic gardener, blood meal, fish emulsion or bone meal work well.

Will hydrangeas grow in south Louisiana? ›

Limelight hydrangea is a Louisiana Super Plant that will add a 'wow factor' to your garden. The color of hydrangea flowers is determined by the soil: acidic for blue blooms, alkaline for pink. Merritt's Supreme is a bigleaf hydrangea, which prefers partial sun and needs regular watering, especially during extreme heat.

Do zinnias grow in Louisiana? ›

Zinnias can be planted throughout the warm season in Louisiana. Typically, you should plant in April or early May. Some years, a spring planting looks good into fall, and some years a spring planting only looks good until mid- or late summer.

Does wild blue phlox spread? ›

Woodland phlox should be planted in the spring so it has time to spread (it won't grow as quickly as creeping phlox) and produce fragrant flowers that bloom in clusters during April and May in its native range.
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How to Grow and Care for Woodland Phlox.
Common NameWoodland phlox, wild blue phlox
Native AreaNorth America
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Birthday: 1999-11-20

Address: Suite 592 642 Pfannerstill Island, South Keila, LA 74970-3076

Phone: +9617721773649

Job: Marketing Producer

Hobby: Skydiving, Flag Football, Knitting, Running, Lego building, Hunting, Juggling

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