The BRIT Ecoscapes site lets you explore the different ecoregions of Tarrant County and helps you select the best native plants for landscaping.
Connect your yard to the wild, untamed side of the Fort Worth area! Thriving Cowboy culture was created by Native Texas Prairies with occasional shade trees along riparian areas. Without them, bison, horses, longhorns and the people who depended on them would have starved to death! Help us give the “boot” to resource intensive landscapes! Those high falutin’ landscapes sure are using up our water!
Our Native Plant Predictor Tool uses your home address and pairs it with existing datasets to predict the native plants most likely to survive in your home landscape. We use a variety of factors (geology, hydrology and more) to provide a suggested list of natives. North Central Texas is incredibly diverse when it comes to the number of plants native to this place. To make things easier for the homeowner, we’ve started with a set of around 200 that are easily available in the nursery trade. See our Resources list for nurseries that stock native plants.
© The Botanical Research Institute of Texas. The BRIT Ecoscapes Project is made possible by a grant from the Ann L & Carol Green Rhodes Charitable Trust.