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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!


“Inviting Pollinators and Other Wildlife Into Your Garden is not only a how-to on building natural habitats for native wildlife, but is also a complete guide.  Readers new to native landscaping can accomplish their goal of creating a space for all native species to enjoy and to thrive.”



The author’s compelling personal journey confirming the urgency of supporting the 2-way migration of monarch butterflies.  View an interview with the author on Central Texas Gardener here.

Information on creating an “instant” butterfly garden, growing pollinator-friendly native plants, how to photograph butterflies, and more.

Taxonomic treatments of 2343 flowering plant species,120 sub-specific taxa, with botanical information.

Robert B. Shaw, and the team at 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.

Ferdinand Jacob Lindheimer is known as the “father of Texas botany”.  This is the first English translation of a collection of his essays originally published in the Neu-Braunfelser Zeitung, providing valuable insight into the cultural and natural history of Texas.

Ferns and lycophytes have neither seeds nor flowers.  With a surprising 127 native species, why Texas has more than almost any state in the continental US. 


Veteran botanist and educator Roy L. Lehman describes Texas marine plants in four major sections: 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.

Like butterflies, moths require native plant species in order to lay their eggs and feed the caterpillar stage.  This user-friendly follow-up to Lynne and Jim Weber’s Native Host Plants for Texas Butterflies describes over 100 native, larval host plants for moths in Texas.  More than 150 moth species are illustrated in the book, both larval and adult phases, with one to two species for each of the described host plants.

This user-friendly, heavily illustrated field guide describes 101 native larval host plants in Texas. Each plant species includes descriptive information on the plant, a distribution map, and photos of both the caterpillars and adult butterflies that frequent them.

You’ll learn how with native plants it’s possible to achieve a beautiful yard without the need to overhaul your entire landscaping, sacrifice your aesthetic, or remove all your grass. You can make a difference, one native plant at a time.

This time-proven classic explores 600 gardens that make the most of the Lone Star State’s home-grown native greenery.

Landscape designs for every ecoregion and terrain found across 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 close-ups of leaves and flowers, details in bulleted format for field identification, soil types in which to find the plant, bloom times, common name(s), scientific name, and whether native or introduced.

Detailed descriptions and line drawings help identify 140 economically important grasses, wildflowers, shrubs, and trees on Texas rangelands, as well as the benefit of each to wildlife.

Includes 200 of the most common grasses, flowering plants, vines, cacti, and woody plants of the South Texas Sand sheet.  Part of Perspectives on South Texas, a 12-book series sponsored by Texas A&M University Kingsville.


This approachable introduction to prairies is an accessible and inspirational guide to garden design for those wanting sustainable, beautiful, and functional landscapes. 


Written by those whose primary work is actually the making of prairies, this book provides a detailed account of what has been learned about the art and science of prairie restoration. Includes guidance on all aspects of the restoration process, from concept to execution to monitoring, as well as hard-to-find data on plants and animals of the prairies, seed collection, propagation, and resources for seeds and equipment.

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

Texas Parks & Wildlife’s Texas Wildscapes™ program is not currently active, but this detailed book continues to provide the tools you need whether your aim is wildlife habitat on an apartment balcony or a multi-acre ranch.

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, with application in similar habitats, the book provides a thorough introduction to the natural features of the region and descriptions, nutrition values, and management prescriptions for 84 species of browse plants.


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

Not seeing one of your favorite Texas Native Plant titles?  Is there a new book out?  We want to hear about it!