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.
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