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Nyctaginia capitata


Devil's bouquet, Scarlet muskflower


Nyctaginaceae (Four-O'clock Family)



Nyctaginia capitata (Devil's bouquet)
Terrell, Alan C.



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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Size Notes: 6-18
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: Flowers open in cool of evening and close in the hot sun of the next day.

Distribution

USA: NM , TX
Native Habitat: Sandy, loamy or caliche soils along roadsides and in fields, mainly in the southern half of Texas.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry

Benefit

Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Fragrant Flowers: yes
Deer Resistant: High

Last Update: 2010-08-17