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Marcus, Joseph A.
Bouchetia erecta DC.
Painted Tongue, Paintedtongue
Synonym(s): Bouchetia anamola, Salpiglossis erecta
USDA Symbol: BOER3
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
, TX Native Habitat:
Found in rocky slopes and prairies in Central and South Texas. Endemic. Well-drained clay, sand.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
Heat Tolerant: yes
Conditions Comments: Painted tongue is an easily overlooked plant that likes to hide among grasses and other prairie plants. Best when featured along the edge of a path or in a pot. Its lovely white flowers shine like little stars for those who look closely enough to appreciate them.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Nectar Source: yes
Deer Resistant: Minimal
PropagationCommercially Avail: yes
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
- Austin, TX
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0200
Collected Apr. 1, 1992 in Comal County by Mary Beth WhiteNPSOT 0879
Collected May 6, 1994 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-1022
Collected 2011-05-16 in Hays County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff, RLU