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Welcome to the TTU Plant Resource Database


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:
Plant Finders

Want to search for plants by name or category, or simply browse an alphabetized list? Check out the plant finders first.

Search by Appearance:
Image Galleries

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:
Plant Lists

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.

Search by Location:
Plant Location Map

Want to see these plants on the Texas Tech University campus or in the Lubbock community? Our interactive plant location map can help you find examples in person.

Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii

Additional Database Resources

In addition to accessing West Texas plant photos and information, you might also want to check out our other resources:


Coming Soon

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