Tree, Plant, and Wildflower Bibliography

The listing is a compilation of book recommendations from Master Naturalist members, other Texas organizations, and online resources.

If you find an out of print book that you want to borrow or purchase, there are two options: for locating an out of print book: borrow it through local library or purchase a used copy, contact out of print and rare book dealers.

  • Andrews, J. (1992). American wildflower Florilegium. Denton, Texas: University of North Texas Press.
  • Andrews, J. (1986). The Texas bluebonnet. Austin: University of Texas Press.
  • Art, H. W. (1986). A Garden of wildflowers: 101 native species and how to grow them. Pownal, Vermont: Storey Communications, Inc.
  • Carter, T. (1984). The Victorian garden. Salem, NH: Cameron Books.
  • City of Waco Water Utility Services. (2005). Plants of the Lake Waco Wetland. Waco, Texas: City of Waco Water Utility Services.
  • Correll, D.S. (1956) Ferns and Fern. Renner, Texas: Allies of Texas Texas Research Foundation.
  • Correll, D. S., & M. C. Johnston. (1970). Manual of the vascular plants of Texas. Renner, Texas: Texas Research Foundation.
  • Cox, P. W. & P. Leslie (1988). Texas trees, a friendly guide. San Antonio, Texas.
  • Diggs, G. M., Lipscomb, B. L., & O'Kennon, R. (1999).Shinner and Mahler's Illustrated Flora of North Central Texas. Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Fort Worth, TX, in collaboration with Austin College Center for Environmental Studies, Sherman, TX
  • Enquist, M. (1987). Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country. Austin: Lone Star Botanical.
  • Ferguson, B. (1983). Ortho's complete guide to successful gardening. San Francisco: Ortho Books.
  • Garrett, H. (1996). Howard Garrett's plants for Texas. Austin: University of Texas Press.
  • Gould, F. W. (1978). Common Texas grasses, an illustrated guide. College Station, Texas: Texas A&M University Press.
  • Gould, F. W. (1975). The grasses of Texa. College Station, Texas: Texas A&M University Press.
  • Gould, F. W., & Shaw, R. B. (1983). Grass systematics. College Station, Texas: Texas A&M University Press.
  • Hatch, S. L., Gandhi, K. N. & Brown, L. E. (1990). Checklist of the vascular plants of Texas (MP-1655). College Station, Texas: Texas Agricultural Experimental Station.
  • Hatch, S. L., & Pluhar, J. (1993). Texas range plants. College Station, Texas: Texas A & M University Press.
  • Hignight, K. W., Wipff, J. K., & Hatch , S. L. (1988) Grasses (Poaceae) of the Texas cross timbers and prairies. (MP-1657). College Station, Texas: Texas Agricultural Experiment Station.
  • Hill, L. (1985). Secrets of plant propagation. Pownal, Vermont: A Garden Way Publishing Book.
  • Hobhouse, P. (1984). Color in your garden. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company.
  • Hudak, J. (1980). Trees for every purpose. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company.
  • Johnston, E. G. (1972). Texas wild flowers. Austin: Shoal Creek Publishers, Inc.
  • Johnston, M. C. (1990). The vascular plants of Texas: A list up-dating the manual of the vascular plants of TX. 2nd Edition. Austin: Marshall C. Johnston.
  • Lehner, E. & Lehner, J. (1960). Folklore and symbolism of flowers, plants, and trees. New York: Tudor Publishing Company.
  • Loughmiller, C., & Loughmiller, L. (1984). Texas wildflowers. Austin: University of Texas Press.
  • Loughmiller, C., & Loughmiller, L. (2002). Texas wildflowers: A field guide. Austin: University of Texas Press.
  • Lundell, C. L. & collaborators. (1966). Flora of Texas. Vol. I TX. Renner, Texas: Research Foundation.
  • Lundell, C. L. & collaborators. (1969). Flora of Texas. Vol. II TX. Renner, Texas: Research Foundation.
  • Lundell, C. L. & collaborators. (1971). Flora of Texas. Vol. III TX. Renner, Texas: Research Foundation.
  • Mahler, W. F. (1984). Shinner's manual of the north central Texas flora. Dallas: SMU Herbarium.
  • Martin, L. C. (1987). Garden flower folklore. Chester, Conn.: The Globe Pequot Press.
  • Meier, L., & Reid, J. (1989). Texas wildflowers. New York: News America and Weldon Owen Publishing.
  • Metzler, S., & Metzler, V. (1992). Texas mushrooms. Austin: University of Texas Press.Miller, G. O. (1991).
  • Miller, G.O. Landscaping with native plants of Texas and the Southwest. Stillwater, MN: Voyageur Press.
  • Muller, C. (1951). The oaks of Texas. C.L. Lundell Editor. Renner, Texas: Research Foundation.
  • Niehaus, T. F., Ripper, C. L., Savage, V. (1984). A field guide to southwestern and Texas wildflowers. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company.
  • Nokes, J. (1986). How to grow native plants of Texas and the Southwest. Austin: TX Monthly Press.
  • Ogden, S. (1992). Gardening success with difficult soils. Dallas: Taylor Publishing Co.
  • O'Kennen, L. E., & O'Kennen, R. (1987). Texas wildflower portraits. Austin: Texas Monthly Press.
  • Poison Ivy, Oak, & Sumac Information Center.http://poisonivy.aesir.com/view/welcome.html.
  • Poor, J. M. (1984). Plants that merit attention. Vol. I. Portland, Oregon: Timber Press.
  • Proctor, N. (1985). Garden birds: How to attract birds to your garden. Emmaus, Pa.: Rodale Press.
  • Phillips Petroleum Company. (1963). Pasture and range plants Bartlesville, OK: Phillips Petroleum Co.
  • Ranson, N. R., & Laughlin, M. J. (1989). Wildflowers: Legends, poems and paintings (H.E. Laughlin, Ed.) McKinney, Texas Heard Natural Science Museum.
  • Rechenthin, C. A. (1972). Native flowers of Texas. Temple: U.S.D.A.-S.C.S.
  • Reeves, R. G. (1972). Flora of central Texas. Ft. Worth. Texas: Prestige Press.
  • Rickett, H. W. (1970). Wildflowers of the United States. New York: Texas McGraw-Hill.
  • Ryan, J. (1998) Perennial gardens for Texas. Austin: University of Texas Press.
  • Scourse, N. (1983). The Victorians and their flowers. London: Croom Helm.
  • Shinners, L. H. (1958). Spring flora of the Dallas-Ft. Worth Area Texas. Dallas: Lloyd H. Shinners.
  • Simpson, B. J. (1988). A field guide to Texas trees. Houston: Gulf Publishing Co.
  • Texas Forest Service. (1970). Famous trees of Texas. College Station, Texas: Texas Forest Service.
  • Texas Forest Service. (1971). Forest trees of Texas: How to know them. (B-20). College Station, Texas: Texas Forest Service.
  • Tharp, B.C. (1952). Texas range grasses. Austin: University of Texas Press.
  • Thomas, G. S. (1983). The National Trust: Trees in the landscape. London: Johathan Cape.
  • Tull, D. (1987). A practical guide to edible and useful Plants. Austin: TX Monthly Press.
  • Tull, D., & Miller, G.O. (1991). A field guide to wildflowers, trees and shrubs of Texas. Houston: Gulf Publishing Co.
  • Turner, B.L. (1959). The legumes of Texas. Austin: University of Texas Press.
  • University of Florida, and Bureau of Invasive Plant Management. (2005). Plant management in Florida waters.
  • USDA. Natural Resources Conservation Service. Plants national database.
    http://plants.usda.gov/. http://aquat1.ifas.ufl.edu/guide/.
  • USDA Agricultural Research Service. The USDA ARS poisonous plant research laboratory. http://www.ars.usda.gov/Main/docs.htm?docid=3496.
  • Virginia Tech. Virginia Tech weed identification guide. http://www.ppws.vt.edu/scott/weed_id/iuiam.htm.
  • Wasowski, S., & Ryan, J. (1985). Landscaping with native Texas plants. Austin: Texas Monthly Press.
  • Wasowski, S., & Wasowski, A. (1988). Native Texas plants, landscaping region by region. Austin: Texas Monthly Press.
  • Wasowski, S., & Wasowski, A. (1997). Native Texas gardens. Houston: Gulf Publishing Co.
  • Weniger, D. (1984). Cacti of Texas and neighboring states. Austin: University of Texas Press.
  • Wills, M. M,. & Irwin, H. S. (1961). Roadside flowers of Texas. Austin: University of Texas Press.