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Teucrium cubense

Coast germander, Small coastal germander

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)

Teucrium cubense (Coast germander)
Marcus, Joseph A.

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Root Type: Tap
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Ovate
Leaf Margin: Lobed
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Flower: Flowers 5/8 in. long.
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct


USA: AL , AZ , CA , LA , NM , TX

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Conditions Comments: This delicate, herbaceous mint relative with multitudes of small white blossoms often grows adjacent to prickly pear.


Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Nectar Source: yes

Last Update: 2007-01-01