Amoreuxia wrightii A. Gray
Wright's yellowshow, Yellow-Show
Bixaceae (Lipsticktree Family)
USDA Symbol: AMWR2
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 CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Size Notes: 1-2 feet.
Size Class: 1-3 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Orange , Yellow
Bloom Notes: yellow with reddish centers
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
Conditions Comments: During the summer Yellow Show likes full sun, but also seems to require weekly watering. The stem will die in the fall, and may break off, but a new stem will emerge in very late spring
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
National Butterfly Center - Mission, TX
BibliographyBibref 286 - Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country (1989) Enquist, M.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Amoreuxia wrightii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Amoreuxia wrightii in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2008-06-25
Research By: TWC Staff