The Texas Tech University Plant Resource Database serves as a reference for selecting, identifying, and learning about plants that are well-suited or commonly grown in the West Texas Panhandle.
Search by Name:
Want to search for plants by name or category, or simply browse an alphabetized list? Check out the plant finders first.
Search by Appearance:
Looking to identify a plant by its flower, fruit, foliage, or bark? Try the image galleries for visual collections from the database.
Search by Characteristic:
If you have particular site conditions or plant characteristics you're looking for, check out the plant lists. From plants that will tolerate shade to trees with fall color, the lists highlight species in the database which might meet your specific needs.
Additional Database Resources
an explanation of the terms used to describe plants (check it out if you're unclear on what "light shade" and "USDA zone 7" mean)
a breakdown of plants with varying or changed scientific names (this might be helpful if you're having trouble finding a particular plant)
The TTU Plant Resource Database is an ever-growing project, and there are several new branches (zing!) in the works:
- Turfgrass Guide - a guide to selecting turfgrass varieties that will perform in West Texas summers, winters, sun, shade, and everything in between
- Pests & Pollinators - a guide to identifying, controlling, and supporting the non-plant inhabitants of our landscapes
- Planting Design - tips and examples of plant combinations and design considerations to help guide your plant selection
TTU Plant Resources
AddressTexas Tech University, Department of Plant and Soil Science, Box 42122, Lubbock, TX 79409