Trees and Shrubs
Historic landscaping efforts have provided the park with other trees such as Mexican Pistachio (Pistacia texana Swingle), Evergreen Sumac (Rhus virens A. Gray), Red Buckeye (Aesculus pavia L.), Chinese Cedar (Juniperus chinensis), Flowering Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora L.), Chinaberry (Melia azedarach L.), Edible Fig (Ficus carica L.), Creeping Fig (Ficus pumila L.), Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis L.), Mexican Buckeye (Ungnadia speciosa Endl.), and American Elm (Ulmus americana L.).
Did You Know?
An invasive plant that Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park has problems with just happens to be a non-native grass called Johnson Grass. Besides being tough to get rid of, it is poisonous to livestock if eaten just after a freeze. (photo ©Barry A. Rice/The Nature Conservancy)