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Anisacanthus linearis (Hagen) Henrickson & Lott
Big Bend Anisacanthus, Narrowleaf Desert Honeysuckle, Dwarf Anisacanthus, Chisos Anisacanthus
Synonym(s): Anisacanthus insignis var. linearis
USDA Symbol: ANLI3
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub
, Vine Leaf Retention: Deciduous Leaf Arrangement: Opposite Leaf Complexity: Simple Leaf Shape: Lanceolate
, Linear , Ovate Leaf Apex: Acuminate Inflorescence: Raceme Fruit Type: Capsule Size Notes:
Typically 5-8 feet in height and width. Individuals may approach 10 feet in height. Fruit:
Subpyriform capsule. Size Class:
3-6 ft. , 6-12 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color:
Red , Orange , Yellow Bloom Time:
Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec Bloom Notes: Flower
color varies among individual plants from red to orange to yellow.
DistributionUSA: TX Native Distribution:
A Chihuahuan Desert endemic, native
to Brewster County in the Big Bend region of Texas and in the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon.
Native Habitat: In
canyons and along dry stream beds and arroyos. (Webref 1).
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Drought Tolerance: High
Heat Tolerant: yes
BenefitUse Ornamental: Garden ornamental given enough space to spread. Heat and drought tolerant.
Use Wildlife: Attracts hummingbirds.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Nectar Source: yes
Record Last Modified: 2013-04-18
Research By: JAM