I get so much benefit from our Native Plant Society of Texas members where I live. There are native herbs not in commercial trade because they were once so common, and not in most guidebooks. Some might be in the Native Plant Information Network for North America ( wildflower.org/plants ). But many plants on my yard were only identified by other NPSOT members. Even when I find a photo of one of them online, now that I know the scientific names, I would not recognize them. So many of the plants in Texas adapt to conditions so that a photo of the plant in a drought year looks completely different than a photo of the plant in a rate rainy year.

I've watched some of the CNPS videos on YouTube. Many plants are different, but so much of the information is relevant for those of us in Texas as well.

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