An evergreen native to Texas, this shrub - or alternately, small tree - answers to the names, Lindheimer Silk Tassel, Mexican Silktassel, Eggleaf Silktassel
A common grass, Texas Grama - alternatively called Texas Gamma, Mesquite Grass and Bouteloua rigidiseta - is not particularly showy except for the bell-shaped seed produced on the seed stalk.
There are about 150 species of the genus. The pretty low-growing flowers are often the first to bloom in very early spring, adding some color to an otherwise bleak Hill Country landscape.
Clematis includes over 300 species of plants that practically cover the entire Lone Star State.