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Endangered plants of Texas


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I recently wrote an article about the laws concerning endangered animals and it was mentioned by a reader that the list specifying which animals are endangered might be of interest to others.

The list is pretty extensive so I broke it down into seperate categories to make it more convenient for you.

I was surprised to find out that in addition to endangered animals, there is also a list of endangered plants. In an effort to be thorough, and to provide information that you might be interested in, I've included this list as well.

The other categories are:

Included below is the list of endangered plants in Texas, with their Federal status if applicable.

Cacti State Status Federal Status (Listed)
Tobusch Fishhook Cactus
Sclerocactus brevihamatus ssp. tobuschii
Endangered Endangered
Bunched Cory Cactus
Coryphantha ramillosa ssp. ramillosa
Threatened Threatened
Black Lace Cactus
Echinocereus reichenbachii var. albertii
Endangered Endangered
Davis' Green Pitaya
Echinocereus davisii
Endangered Endangered
Chisos Mountains Hedgehog Cactus
Echinocereus chisoensis var. chisoensis
Threatened Threatened
Lloyd's Mariposa Cactus
Sclerocactus mariposensis
Threatened Threatened
Nellie's Cory Cactus
Escobaria minima
Endangered Endangered
Sneed's Pincushion Cactus
Escobaria sneedii var. sneedii
Endangered Endangered
Star Cactus
Astrophytum asterias
Endangered Endangered
Trees, Shrubs, and Sub-shrubs State Status Federal Status (Listed)
Hinckley's Oak
Quercus hinckleyi
Threatened Threatened
Johnston's Frankenia
Frankenia johnstonii
Endangered Endangered - Proposed to be Delisted
Texas Ayenia
Ayenia limitaris
Endangered Endangered
Texas Snowbells
Styrax platanifolius spp. texanus
Endangered Endangered
Walker's Manioc
Manihot walkerae
Endangered Endangered
Wildflowers State Status Federal Status (Listed)
South Texas Ambrosia
Ambrosia cheiranthifolia
Endangered Endangered
Pecos Sunflower
Helianthus paradoxus
Threatened Threatened
Texas Prairie Dawn
Hymenoxys texana
Endangered Endangered
Ashy Dogweed
Thymophylla tephroleuca
Endangered Endangered
Terlingua Creek Cat's-eye
Cryptantha crassipes
Endangered Endangered
Zapata Bladderpod
Physaria thamnophila
Endangered Endangered
White Bladderpod
Physaria pallida
Endangered Endangered
Earth Fruit
Geocarpon minimum
Threatened Threatened
Slender Rushpea
Hoffmannseggia tenella
Endangered Endangered
Texas Poppy-mallow
Callirhoe scabriuscula
Endangered Endangered
Large-fruited Sand-verbena
Abronia macrocarpa
Endangered Endangered
Texas Trailing Phlox
Phlox nivalis ssp. texensis
Endangered Endangered
Schwalbea americana
Orchids State Status Federal Status (Listed)
Navasota Ladies'-tresses
Spiranthes parksii
Endangered Endangered
Grasses and Grass-like Plants State Status Federal Status (Listed)
Texas Wild-rice
Zizania texana
Endangered Endangered
Little Aguja Pondweed
Potamogeton clystocarpus
Endangered Endangered

I hope you found the above list interesting. Please check out the related articles to view the animals that are considered to be either threatened or endangered. Thanks for reading.

Related articles:

For more info: Texas Parks & Wildlife
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