Texas Lakes Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

McKinney: Historic Uses of North Texas Plants

November 21, 2015 - 9:30am to 10:30am

Talk led by Carol Clark, Blackland Prairie Master Naturalist, Native Plant Society President
Location: Heard Museum’s Laughlin Hall
When settlers of European descent first moved into the North Texas area, there was no such thing as the modern "shopping trip." Stores were few and far between, and weren't guaranteed to have what the settlers needed anyway, so they had to be resourceful. They hunted, grew crops and foraged to fill most of their needs. Learning from the local Native Americans, they discovered how North Texas native plants could be used for food, medicine, shelter, fiber, dyes and more. You'll look at some of our most common local plants in a whole new way after this presentation.


  • The Heard Museum
  • 1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX 75069
  • McKinney, Texas
  • 75069



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