Native Plant Society of Texas

Welcome to our Virtual Bookstore! Enjoy browsing our selection of books about the Native Plants of Texas. We are offering this virtual bookstore through an Amazon Associates partnership. A portion of all purchases made through the Amazon links on this page will support the Native Plant Society of Texas. Thank you in advance for your support!

A compelling story, confirming the urgency of saving the threatened monarch migration.  Great interview with the Author at Central Texas Gardener

Butterfly Gardening for the South includes information on creating an instant butterfly garden and growing native plants, as well as a special section on how to photograph butterflies, and more.butterflies, and more.

Book features taxonomic treatments of 2343 flowering plant species, along with 120 subspecific taxa, and presents botanical information

Guide to Texas Grasses, Robert B. Shaw and the team at the Texas A&M University Institute of Renewable Natural Resources provide an indispensable reference to the world’s most economically important plant family.

120 plant profiles, with detailed information on their significance to hummingbirds

Known as the “father of Texas botany

Texas has a surprising number of native ferns and lycophytes 127 in all, the most of any state in the continental U.S.A. This book explains why and looks at the fascinating world of Texas ferns.

Veteran botanist and educator Roy L. Lehman describes the plants in four major sections, covering the common shoreline plants, seagrasses, mangroves, and marine algae (red, brown, and green seaweeds). Each section begins with an introduction that gives an overview of the plant group and includes information on the important traits and terminology used for identification.

While day-flying butterflies have long captured the attention of nature enthusiasts, moth species outnumber butterfly species by about fifteen to one, with many being overlooked due to their mostly nocturnal habits. Native plants are of utmost importance for moths, as they evolved alongside them, and they are the principal factor for dictating moth species range and distribution.

Learning more about the plants caterpillars need is crucial for butterfly conservation.

Ready to make your yard the most popular one in the block for butterflies, bees and birds?

600 gardens that make the most of the Lone Star State’s home-grown greenery.

landscape designs for every type of terrain found in Texas

From two veteran ecologists comes a new and sweeping exploration of the natural history of Texas in all its biological diversity and geological variation. Few states, if any, can match Texas for its myriad species, past and present, and its many distinctive landscapes, from prairie grasslands and hardwood forests to coastal lagoons and desert mountains.

Over 340 species in full color with overall views, close-ups of leaves and flowers, details in bulleted format of the description for field identification, soil types where to find the plant, bloom times, common name(s), scientific name, and native or non-native.

This book will be an invaluable reference in sustainable garden design for those wanting both beautiful and functional landscapes.

This field guide and management reference to four million acres of rangeland in the Concho River watershed of west central Texas

Includes 200 of the most common grasses, flowering plants, vines, cacti, and woody plants of the South Texas Sand sheet

Prairies have become a proving ground for the fledgling craft of ecological restoration.

Book describes and illustrates the 140 grasses, forbs, shrubs, and trees that are economically important.

Whether you have an apartment balcony or a multi-acre ranch, the Texas Wildscapes™ program provides the tools you need.

In Wildflowers of Texas, Michael Eason describes and illustrates more than 1,100 commonly encountered species, both native and introduced. The book is organized by flower color, with helpful color coding along the page edges making it easy to navigate.

Encompassing 18 West Texas counties the book provides a thorough introduction to the natural features of the region

This middle grade edition of the groundbreaking bestseller by Doug Tallamy will inspire kids to use their backyard to help save the planet.

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