What to Plant

A planting guide for different types of projects

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Pond and Lake Plants

 

Species

Canna flaccida

Cephalanthus occidentalis

Eleocharis spp.

Heteranthera dubia

Iris fulva

Iris virginica

Juncus effusus

Justicia americana

Nuphar lutea

Nymphaea odorata

Panicum hemitomon

Peltandra virginica

Polygonum spp.

Pontederia cordata

Potamogeton illinoensis

Potamogeton nodosus

Sagittaria lancifolia

Sagittaria latifolia

Sagittaria platyphylla 

Saururus cernuus

Schoenoplectus americanus

Scirpus tabernaemontani

Sparganium americanum

Thalia dealbata

Vallisneria americana

Common Name

bandanna of the Everglades

common buttonbush

spikerushes

grassleaf mudplantain

copper iris

Virginia iris

common rush

American water-willow

yellow pond-lily

American white waterlily

maidencane

arrow arum

smartweeds

pickerelweed

Illinois pondweed

longleaf pondweed

bulltongue arrowhead

broadleaf arrowhead 

delta arrowhead

lizard's tail

chairmaker's bulrush

softstem bulrush

American bur-reed

powdery alligator-flag

American eelgrass

Water Garden Plants

 

Species

Alisma subcordatum

Canna flaccida

Carex emoryi

Crinum americanum 

Eleocharis spp.

Equisetum hyemale

Hibiscus lasiocarpos

Hibiscus moscheutos

Iris fulva

Iris virginica

Justicia americana

Lobelia cardinalis

Nelumbo lutea

Nuphar lutea

Nymphaea mexicana

Nymphaea odorata

Peltandra virginica

Physostegia virginiana

Pontedaria cordata

Sagittaria lancifolia

Sagittaria latifolia

Thalia dealbata

Vallisneria americana

Common Name

American water plantain
bandanna of the Everglades
Emory's sedge
seven sisters
spikerush
scouringrush horsetail
rosemallow
crimsoneyed rosemallow
copper iris
Virginia iris
American water-willow
cardinal flower
American lotus 
yellow pond-lily
yellow waterlily
American white waterlily
arrow arum
obedient plant
pickerelweed
bulltongue arrowhead
broadleaf arrowhead 
powdery alligator-flag
American eelgrass

Bog Plants

 

Species

Alisma subcordatum
Asclepias incarnata
Cephalanthus occidentalis
Canna flaccida
Crinum americanum 
Eutrochium fistulosum
Hibiscus lasiocarpos
Hibiscus moscheutos
Hymenocallis  spp.
Iris fulva
Iris virginica
Vernonia missurica
Lobelia cardinalis
Physostegia virginiana
Pontedaria cordata
Sagittaria lancifolia
Sagittaria latifolia
Saururus cernuus
Sparganium americanum

Common Name

American water plantain
swamp milkweed
common buttonbush
bandanna of the Everglades
seven sisters
hollow-stemmed Joe-Pye weed
rosemallow
crimsoneyed rosemallow
spider lily
copper iris
Virginia iris
Missouri ironweed
cardinal flower
obedient plant
pickerelweed
bulltongue arrowhead
broadleaf arrowhead 
lizard's tail
American bur-reed

Riparian Zone Plants

 

Rain Garden Plants

Species

Andropogon glomeratus
Carex emoryi
Eleocharis spp.
Schoenoplectus americanus
Scirpus tabernaemontani
Juncus effusus
Asclepias incarnata
Cephalanthus occidentalis
Chasmanthium latifolium
Eutrochium fistulosum
Helianthus angustifolius
Hibiscus lasiocarpos
Hibiscus moscheutos
Justicia americana
Lobelia cardinalis 
Panicum hemitomon
Phyla noidflora
Polygonum spp.
Tripsacum dactyloides
Verbena hastata

Common Name

bushy bluestem
Emory's sedge
spikerush
chairmaker's bulrush
softstem bulrush
common rush
swamp milkweed
common buttonbush
inland sea oats
hollow-stemmed Joe-Pye weed
swamp sunflower
rosemallow
crimsoneyed rosemallow
American water-willow
cardinal flower
maidencane
turkey tangle fogfruit
 smartweeds
Eastern gamagrass
blue vervain

 

Drought Tolerant Plants

Species

Amsonia illustria
Asclepias incarnata
Canna flaccida
Chasmanthium latifolium
Crinum americanum 
Equisetum hyemale
Eutrochium fistulosum
Helianthus angustifolius
Hibiscus lasiocarpos
Hibiscus moscheutos
Hymenocallis spp.
Iris fulva
Iris virginica
Kosteletzkya virginica
Liatris pycnostachya
Lobelia cardinalis
Phyla noidflora
Physostegia virginiana
Rudbeckia fulgida
Tradescantia ohiensis
Tripsicum dactyloides
Vernonia missurica

Common Name

Ozark bluestar
swamp milkweed
bandanna of the Everglades
inland sea oats
seven sisters
scouringrush horsetail
hollow-stemmed Joe-Pye weed
swamp sunflower
rosemallow
crimsoneyed rosemallow
spider lily
copper iris
Virginia iris
Virginia saltmarsh mallow
prairie blazing star
cardinal flower
turkey tangle fogfruit
obedient plant
orange coneflower
bluejacket
Eastern gamagrass
Missouri ironweed

 

Deer Resistant Plants

 

Prohibited Plants

 

Species

Chasmanthium latifolium
Helianthus angustifolius
Hibiscus moscheutos
Hymenocallis spp.
Iris fulva
Iris virginica
Justicia americana
Kosteletzkya virginica
Lobelia cardinalis 
Phyla noidflora
Physostegia virginiana
Polygonum spp.
Tripsacum dactyloides

Common Name

inland sea oats
swamp sunflower
crimsoneyed rosemallow
spider lilies
copper iris
Virginia iris
American water-willow
Virginia saltmarsh mallow
cardinal flower
turkey tangle fogfruit
obedient plant
Smartweeds
Eastern gamagrass

Species

Vernonia missurica
Rudbeckia fulgida
Eutrochium fistulosum
Eleocharis spp.
Schoenoplectus americanus
Scirpus tabernaemontani
Potamogeton illinoensis
eleocharis quadrangulata

Common Name

Missouri ironweed
orange coneflower
hollow-stemmed Joe-Pye weed
spikerush
chairmaker's bulrush
softstem bulrush
Illinois pondweed
squarestem spikerush

“The organisms listed here are legally classified as exotic, harmful, or potentially harmful. No person may possess
or place them into water of this state except as authorized by the department. Permits are required for any
individual to possess, sell, import, export, transport or propagate listed species for zoological or research purposes;
for aquaculture (allowed only for Blue, Nile, or Mozambique tilapia, Triploid Grass Carp, or Pacific White Shrimp);
or for aquatic weed control (for example, Triploid Grass Carp in private ponds). Permit applications can be found
on our website. For information about possession of Mozambique Tilapia for personal use, call the Permits
Coordinator at (512) 389-4444. The full text of the regulations can be found in the Texas Administrative Code.”
Texas Parks and Wildlife Invasive, Prohibited and Exotic Species, https://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/wild/species/exotic/prohibited_aquatic.phtml#plant

Species

Alternanthera philoxeroides 
Eichhornia azurea
Eichhornia crassipes
Hydrilla verticillata
Ipomoea aquatica
Lagarosiphon major
Landoltia punctata
Limnophila sessiliflora
Lythrum salicaria
Melaleuca quinquenervia
Monochoria hastata
Monochoria vaginalis
Myriophyllum spicatum
Ottelia alismoides
Panicum repens
Pistia stratiotes
Salvinia Spp.
Schinus terebinthifolius
Solanum tampicense
Sparganium erectum

Common Name

alligatorweed
anchored water hyacinth
common water hyacinth
hydrilla
water spinach, swamp morning glory
African elodea, oxygen-weed
dotted duckweed, dotted duckmeat
Asian marshweed
purple loosestrife
punktree
arrowleaf false pickerelweed
heartshape false pickerelweed
Eurasian watermilfoil
ducklettuce
torpedo grass
water lettuce
all Salvinia species
Brazilian peppertree
scramblilng nightshade, wetland nightshade
simplestem bur-reed, exotic bur-reed

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