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Red Texas Wildflowers

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Autumn Sage

Autumn sage is a soft, mounding shrub normally 2-3 ft. tall, with small, mintily aromatic green leaves that are evergreen in warmer climates.

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Brown-Eyed Susan

The Brown-Eyed Susan is a cheerful, widespread wildflower. Its bright-yellow, 2-3 in. wide, daisy-like flowers with dark centers are its claim to fame.

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Cedar Sage

Cedar Sage is a red-flowered, hirsute, perennial salvia that grows from 1 to 2 feet tall, with rounded, scalloped leaves.

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Claret Cup Cactus

One of the most attractive hedgehog cacti is the claret cup, which grows in clumps as much as 3–4 feet across but usually smaller.

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Eastern Red Columbine

The Eastern Red Columbine has showy, drooping, bell-like flowers equipped with distinctly backward-pointing tubes, similar to the garden Columbines.

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Heartleaf Hibiscus

The Heartleaf Hibiscus has spectacular flowers two and three inches across. It is a wonderful, small, drought-tolerant hibiscus from South Texas.

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Indian Blanket

Indian blanket is a popular annual growing 1-2 ft. tall and showy flower heads with rays red at the base, tipped with yellow, each with 3 teeth at the end.

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Mexican Hat

The Mexican Hat has long leafless stalks bearing flower heads of 3-7 yellow or yellow and red-brown, drooping rays surrounding a long, red-brown central disk.


Ocotillo is a spiny shrub to 20 ft. with many long, whip-like, unbranched green stems growing from the base.

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Rusty Hedgehog Cactus

The Rusty Hedgehog Cactus is heavily covered with a mass of slender, interlocking, bristle-like spines radiating in all directions.

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Strawberry Hedgehog Cactus

Strawberry Hedgehog Cactus has purple-red flowers are 4–5 inches tall and 3–4 inches across. They are dark red at the base, fading to rose at the tips.

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Texas Paintbrush

One of the popular paintbrushes, this Texas Paintbrush grows 6-16 in. high. Its several unbranched stems form clumps topped by bright-red, paintbrush-like spikes.

Wild Poinsettia

The dwarf poinsettia has green stems and alternate-lobed leaves, The terminal flowers are yellowish with 1-2 small glands or nectaries.