Texas Native Species

Matching your seed to your environment dramatically improves your success rate!

Our Texas ecotype grasses and forbs have been sourced from all around Texas and each variety is genetically identified, so we can ensure the items we put into your mix are well adapted for your region.

The term ecotype means that the species is native to a specific location and is adapted for local soils and climate.

Not all native species are the same. For example, a native species found in Maine will not do as well planted in Texas as the same species sourced from down the road. The reason is, even though both are the same species, they each have different adaptations that allow them to thrive in the dissimilar climates. Our certified Texas ecotypes have undergone years of research testing which regions they will thrive in. We know where they will grow.

By choosing ecotype species you are increasing the success of your planting project.

Douglass Kind Seeds is a sponsor and producer of certified South Texas Native plant varieties. We are proud to support and work with the South Texas Natives and Texas Native Seeds projects at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute.