Water OakWillow OakSouthern Red OakShumard OakDrummond's Red MapleAmerican ElmPecanGreen AshAmerican BasswoodSugarberry (Hackberry)
Deciduous trees like Pecan are bird-friendly and beautiful.
Mexican PlumParsley HawthornRoughleaf DogwoodAmerican HornbeamPossumhawYaupon Holly
Hard to beat the beauty of a Hawthorn.
Wax MyrtleArrowwood ViburnumRusty Blackhaw ViburnumTurk's CapAmerican Beautyberry
American Beautyberry is a bird magnet.
Purple PassionflowerCrossvineCarolina JessamineCoral Honeysuckle
Purple Passionflower has gorgeous blooms and is an aggressive grower.
Gulf MuhlySwitchgrassEastern GamagrassLittle BluestemInland Sea Oats
Gulf Muhly and Sunflowers make a perfect, colorful combination.
Aquatic MilkweedBlazing StarGreen MilkweedTexas ConeflowerRough ConeflowerBlue SageLanceleaf CoreopsisGulf Coast PenstemonCardinal FlowerIndian Blanket
Explore KPC's Nine Natives program for some great inspiration with wildflowers and grasses.
This is native Aquatic Milkweed, a Monarch's dream.
Chinese ElmBradford PearGolden Rain TreeLigustrumsNandinaElephant EarMexican PetuniaYellow Flag IrisLiriopePampas Grass
Ligustrums are still sold around town (!) even though they can take over an entire site, leaving little nutritious food for wildlife.
If you'd like to learn more about the plants mentioned, recommended resources are the USDA Plants Database and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Native Plant Database.
National Audubon Society has also launched a Native Plants for Birds Database.