Herbaceous Plant Resources
Welcome to the herbaceous branch of Texas Tech University Plant Resources!
This database serves as a reference for selecting, identifying, and learning about herbaceous plants that are well-suited or commonly grown in the West Texas Panhandle. Each plant has its own information page and photos, and there are a few different ways to view them:
Want to search for a plant by name or category, or simply view a comprehensive list of the plants? Check out the plant directory first.
Looking to identify a flower or plant visually? Try the image gallery for a visual collection of the database.
Want to see these plants on the TTU campus or in the Lubbock community? Our interactive plant location map can help you find examples in person.
In addition to the plant database, we also have:
- an explanation of the terms used to describe plants (if you're unclear on what "well-drained soil" and "USDA zone 7" mean, check here)
- a breakdown of plants with varying scientific names or whose names have changed (if you're having trouble finding a particular plant, check here)
- a collection of frequently asked questions, as well as a place for you to submit your own questions, comments, and suggestions