Native plant rescue

Austin ISD allowed the neighborhood team to collect seeds and cuttings and to hand dig native plants from the new elementary school property before construction started. These hardy prairie plants are being used throughout the neighborhood for median and right-of-way landscaping, as well as at some of the private certified wildlife habitats.

Thanks to Karen Stewart, David Boston and Leslie Bush for help in identification.

January
Mesquite Prosopis glandulosa
White rosinweed Silphium albiflorum
Gayfeather Liatris mucronata

March
Spider Lily Hymenocallis liriosme
Texas yellow star Lindheimera texana
Windflower or Flor de viento Anemone berlandieri
Prairie onion Allium stellatum
Prairie spiderwort Tradescantia occidentalis
Wild strawberry Fragaria virginiana
Catclaw sensitive briar Mimosa microphylla
Blue-eyed grass Sisyrinchium bellum
Wild geranium Geranium carolinianum
Lantana Lantana urticoides

April
Fineleaf bluet Stenaria nigricans var. nigricans
Monarda Monarda citriodora

May
Indian blanket Gaillardia pulchella
Bumelia or Coma Sideroxylon lanuginosum
Live oak Quercus virginiana
Boneset Eupatorium perfoliatum
Texas thistle or cardo Cirsium texanum
Berlandier’s sundrops Calylophus berlandieri ssp. pinifolius
Yellow puff Neptunia lutea
Downy ground-cherry Physalis pubescens
Drummond’s skullcap Scutellaria drummondii
Wavyleaf beeblossom Gaura sinuata

June
Red Three Awn Aristida purpurea var. longiseta
Partridge pea Chamaecrista fasciculata

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The North Lamar/Georgian Acres neighborhood is a diverse and connected mixed-use area bounded by 183, North Lamar, Braker, and I-35. The "North Lamar/Georgian Acres contact team" (NLCT) works to achieve our vision of a safe healthy neighborhood for residents, property owners, and businesses.
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