The Bigfruit Evening Primrose can be trailing or upright, usually growing 8-10 in. high. Its large, 3-4 in. wide, yellow flowers are showy.
Yellow Texas Wildflowers
Bitterweed or Four-nerve Daisy is a low, upright, silvery perennial to1 ft.. The solitary flower heads occur at the end of silky, leafless stalks.
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.
This brown-spined prickly pear cactus forms dense thickets 8 ft. across and up to 8 ft. tall. Common to abundant in abandoned pastures and old fields on stony soil
Butterweed s a somewhat weedy perennial which is valued for its ability to thrive in moist shady locations and produce a long and profuse spring bloom.
A slender, erect plant with yellow-orange, bowl-shaped flowers, each with a maroon center. This species is common in parts of the Chihuahuan Desert.
The Chocolate Flower smells like chocolate! On warm days it will fill the air with the fragrance of chocolate.
Creosote-bush is a 3-5 ft., evergreen shrub which can reach 10 ft. and has numerous flexible stems usually arising from the base at an angle.
Desert marigold is a 12-18 in., mound-shaped biennial. Its daisy-like flowers form impressive mounds of nearly solid yellow.
Desert Rosemallow is a handsome ornamental, grown for its showy flowers. It’s large, yellow, cup-shaped flowers, sometimes tinged with red or purple at the base.
This is perhaps the most abundant prickly pear in West Texas, and one of the most attractive. It produces masses of yellow to orange flowers,
The Fiveneedle Pricklyleaf is a low, tufted, dark green, prickly plant with 1 small, deep yellow flower head on each of several leafless stalks above the foliage.
The Gray Golden Aster is a North American species of flowering plant. It has been found in Northern Mexico and in the Great Plains of the central US.
Greenthread is a winter annual, and is often found growing in colonies. Its slender, branched stems, 10-30 in. tall, bear leaves divided into thread-like segments.
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.
The Longspur Columbine is native to moist canyons from southern Arizona, south into mountains of adjacent northern Mexico.
A native prairie perennial, the Maximilian Sunflower is a desirable range plant. A heavy crop of seeds is produced, thus it is a valuable plant for wildlife.
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.
The Mexican Primrose Willow is a rather weedy perennial or subshrub of sunny areas with wet soils. Plants in full flower are colorful and showy.
An inconspicuous ground-hugging plant, the New Mexico Bird’s-Foot Trefoil is about 1 foot across and has masses of 1/2-inch bright yellow flowers.
The Rainbow Cactus is a low, cylindrical cactus girdled by bands of colorful spines with pink, rose, lavender, or yellow flowers.
The Spiny Hedgehog cactus is oval at first, soon becoming cylindrical, and grows to 15 inches or so, with a 4-inch diameter.
The Sunflower Goldeneye grows in colonies to be 3-6 ft tall. Its numerous yellow, 1 1/2 in., daisy-like flowers appear at the tips of long, slender, leafless stalks.
Texas star plants have 1 to several flower heads in a cluster. Each flower head has 5 bright yellow ray flowers, each with 2 prominent veins and indented at the tip.
The Trans-Pecos Senna grows only in Big Bend National Park. The plant thrives in a desert habitat, and prefers gravelly soil.
A somewhat upright and bushy plant with narrow leaves and soft yellow cup flowers that open in the evening and close the next afternoon shortly before new flowers open.
The Whitethorn Acacia is a 9-15 ft., multi-trunked tree with small, yellow-orange balls of fragrant flowers and finely segmented, pinnate leaves which fall off during dry seasons.
Esperanza or Yellow bells is an irregularly shaped, deciduous shrub, normally 3-6 ft. tall in the US but more southerly varieties can reach 9 ft.
Yellow rocknettle can be found in the rock ledges all along the Rio Grande, including those on the trail to the historical Hot Springs in Big Bend National Park
The Yellow Waterlily is an aquatic plant with bright yellow flowers and floating leaves. The lovely flowers are open from midday to late afternoon.