This is a list of references useful in gaining and understanding of general botany, general taxonomy and the identification specific plants, particularly those found in central Texas.
Capon B. 2010. Botany for Gardeners. Timber Press.
Harris J. G. and Harris M. W. 2001. Plant Identification Terminology: An Illustrated Glossary. Spring Lake Publisher.
Elpel T. J. 2004. Botany in a Day: The patterns method of Plant Identification. Hops Press
Zomlefer W. B, 1994. Guide to Flowering Plant Families. The University of North Carolina Press. Chapel Hill and London.
Enquist M. 1987. Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country. Lone Star Botannical, Austin, Texas.
Loughmiller C and Loughmiller L. 1996. Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide. University of Texas Press. Austin
Wasowski S. and Wasowski A. 2003. Native Texas Plants: Landscaping region by region. Taylor Trade Publishing.
Wrede J. 2010. Trees, Shrubs, and Vines of the Texas Hill Country. Texas A & M University Press. College Station.
Duffy Turner K. 2011. Botany for designers. W. W. Norton and Company. New York and London.
Ogden S. and Ogden L. S. 2008. Plant-driven design: Creating Gardens that Honor Plant, Spirit and Place.
Oudolf P. and Kingsbury N. 1999. Designing with plants. Timber Press. Portland, Oregon.
Wasowski S. and Wasowski A. 2003. Native Texas Gardens. Maximum beauty minmum upkeep. Taylor Trade Publishing.