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Anisacanthus linearis (Hagen) Henrickson & Lott
Big Bend Anisacanthus, Narrowleaf Desert Honeysuckle, Dwarf Anisacanthus, Chisos Anisacanthus
Synonyms: Anisacanthus insignis var. linearis
USDA Symbol: ANLI3
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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.
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.
In canyons and along dry stream beds and arroyos. (Webref 1). USDA Native Status:
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
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Record Modified: 2013-04-18
Research By: JAM