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Acourtia wrightii (Gray) Reveal & King
Brownfoot, Pink perezia
Synonyms: Perezia wrightii
USDA Symbol: ACWR5
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Pink perezia grows 1 1/2-2 feet tall and has many branches. The leaves, 1-5 inches long, are simple, alternate, with a short petiole or none at all. They are slightly wavy on the edges and finely toothed. The fragrant, rose-pink flower heads are massed in clusters at the top of the stems. They are 3/4 inch across, made up of 8-12 florets.
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.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Flowers in 4 inch head
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
AZ , NM , NV , TX , UT Native Habitat:
Prairie, Plains, Meadows, Pastures, Savannahs, Woodlands edge, Opening, Open woodlands, Canyons USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Calcareous, Limestone-based, Sandy, Sandy Loam, Clay Loam, Medium Loam
BenefitUse Ornamental: Aromatic, Color, Blooms ornamental
Use Wildlife: Nectar-butterflies
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Fragrant Flowers: yes
PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds
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Record Modified: 2012-06-25
Research By: TWC Staff