Month: September 2011

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Texas Lantana (Lantana Urticoides) Plant Profile!

We are starting to create individual Texas native plants profiles and today we will put the spotlight on Texas Lantana (Lantana Urticoides).   From the entry: “Texas Lantana is considered a pesky weed by some folks; Its a true testimony to the plant’s nearly indestructible traits. Texas Lantana blooms with masses of orange/yellow flowers that

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Mexican Oregano (Poliomintha longiflora) Plant Profile!

We are starting to create individual Texas native plants profiles and today we will put the spotlight on Mexican Oregano (Poliomintha longiflora). From the entry: “Mexican Oregano: A true jack of all trades. Full sun and part shade tolerant? Check. Evergreen? Check. Drought tolerant? Check. Deer proof? Check. Edible? Yes! This amazing perennial should be

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Flame Acanthus (Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii) Plant Profile!

We are starting to create individual Texas native plants profiles and today we will put the spotlight on Flame Acanthus (Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii), From the entry: “A most useful shrub! This Texas native perennial is not only very deer resistant but is also an exceptional wildlife habitat provider (Named Hummingbird Plant in some areas).

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Bottlebrush (Callistemon Citrinus) Plant Profile!

We are starting to create individual Texas native plants profiles and today we will put the spotlight on Bottlebrush (Callistemon Citrinus). From the entry: “Even if you no longer brush your bottles you can find a spot for this excellent evergreen shrub! It is an outstanding drought tolerant, pest and disease resistant plant that ought

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Live Oak (Quercus Virginiana) Plant Profile!

We are starting to create individual Texas native plants profiles and today we will put the spotlight on Live Oak (Quercus Virginiana). From the entry: “An old and faithful majestic tree of the south. This iconic beauty is drought tolerant and a true staple in Texan backyards. Relatively slow growing, this tree is a real