Wildflowers and bluebonnets will be planted along the frontage of The Grove as a tribute to the bluebonnets now found throughout the site. A wildflower meadow ecosystem will also be placed east of the pond and close to Shoal Creek, where it can be most easily maintained—away from more active areas of the park.
In July, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center will begin harvesting seeds from a 5-6 acre section identified as a healthy mid grass remnant prairie on The Grove at Shoal Creek site.
Four Wildflower Center staff members will spend Thursday and Friday (July 23rd and 24th) hand harvesting seeds from native wildflowers and grasses, and they will store the seeds at the center so that it can be seeded back into the site once construction has finished.
According to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center: "By harvesting seed from plants on site, the design team will help ensure that local genetic material and diversity is preserved providing the finished landscape design with plant stock that is adapted to local geology and climate."