Submitted by Chrissy Cortez-Mathis

Gailon Hardin did a wonderful presentation on the importance of using natives in the landscape.

Some are old favorites & some were new to me. I am in total agreement that plants need to be beneficial to other critters.
That biodiversity is what is critical in maintaining a healthy environment as well as to conserve our most precious resource, water!
As always, I love that all of these plants serve as nectar & host plants for a variety of butterflies not to mention a great food source for birds.

Here's the list:
Chinquapin Oak
Cedar Elm
Bur Oak
Mexican Plum
Yaupon Holly
Flame Acanthus
American Beautyberry
Possumhaw Holly
Red Columbine
Salvia Greggii
Butterfly Weed
Blue Mist Flower
Mealy Blue Sage
Coral Honeysuckle
Passion Vine
Lindheimer Muhly
Red Yucca