Texas Snowball Plant

Texas-Plant-Endangered

Background

Texas snowbells is a shrub or small tree about 5 to 15 feet tall. The big, round leaves are shiny and green on top but white and fuzzy underneath. The contrasting colors on the leaves make the plant appear to shimmer when the wind blows. The flowers are clustered at the end of the branch and hang upside down. These blooms look like small white bells, thus the name snowbells.

Threats or Causes of Extinction

Many animals can't resist eating this plant. It is being eaten faster than it can be produced, and it also does not grow well. It needs specific climates and amount of water.

Ways to help!

You can plant some Texas Snowbells, and encourage other people to plant some as well.