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Aloysia wrightii

Wright's beebrush, Wright's lippia

Verbenaceae (Verbena Family)

Aloysia wrightii (Wright's beebrush)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy

This species is a member of the verbena family (family Verbenaceae), which includes about 75 genera and 3,000 species of herbs, shrubs, and trees, mostly of tropical and warm temperate regions. Among them, teak is a highly prized furniture wood, and Vervain, Lantana, Lippia or Frog Fruit, and Chase Tree or Vitex are grown as ornamentals.

The species name of this plant is for Charles Wright, 1811-1885, world-wide botanical collector but mainly in Texas (1837-1952), Cuba and his native Connecticut.

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Size Class: 3-6 ft.

Bloom Information

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


USA: AZ , CA , NV , NM , TX , UT
Native Habitat: Ditches, Ravines, Depressions, Hillsides, Slopes, Chaparral & brush country

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Heat Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: Caliche type, Limestone-based, Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay

Last Update: 2008-06-25