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Monday - May 20, 2013

From: San Marcos, TX
Region: Southwest
Topic: Plant Identification, Shrubs
Title: Identification of a shrub in San Marcos, TX
Answered by: Nan Hampton and Joe Marcus

QUESTION:

On a walk in Austin's Barton Creek greenbelt, a Treefolks volunteer identified a shrub that I also have on my property in San Marcos as blue candalia. However I can't find a plant by that name via web searches on various sites using a variety of spellings. Can you help me find information / a correct spelling for this shrub?

ANSWER:

We think the shrub is Condalia hookeri (Bluewood condalia).

 

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