Parks & Preserves

Here is a list of some of the national parks, state parks, preserves and wilderness areas found within the state.

The huge Big Bend National Park can be found in southwestern Texas. The Park...

The Guadalupe Mountains National Park can be found in west Texas to the east...

Located in the northern Chihuahuan Desert, Big Bend Ranch State Park...

Hueco Tanks State Park can be found in west Texas. "Hueco Tanks" are natural...

The Davis Mountains State Park can be found in west Texas and encompasses...

Palo Duro Canyon State Park, dubbed the "Grand Canyon of Texas" can be found...

Found within the actual city limits of El Paso, the Franklin Mountains State...

Associated Plants

Below is a list of desert plants that are known to occur in the state. Please note that this is not a comprehensive list.

Amsonia tomentosa
Amsonia wildflower in the desert
Banana Yucca
Yucca baccata var. baccata
Banana Yucca plant in the desert
Annual Burweed
Ambrosia acanthicarpa
Annual Bursage in the desert
Bearded Cryptantha
Cryptantha barbigera
Bearded Cryptantha in the desert
Apache Plume
Fallugia paradoxa
Apache Plume wildflower in the desert
Beautiful Rockcress
Boechera pulchra
Beautiful Rockcress wildflower in the desert
Arrow Weed
Pluchea sericea
Arrow Weed plant in the desert
Booth's Sun Cup
Eremothera boothii
Booth's Sun Cup wildflower in the desert
Arroyo Willow
Salix lasiolepis
Arroyo Willow tree in the desert
Bristly Nama
Nama hispidum
Bristly Nama wildflower in the desert
Bajada Lupine
Lupinus concinnus
Bajada Lupine wildflower in the desert
Broadfruit Combseed
Pectocarya platycarpa
Broadfruit Combseed wildflower in the desert