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Marcus, Joseph A.
Bouchea linifolia Gray
Flaxleaf bouchea, Groovestem bouchea
USDA Symbol: BOLI3
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
This species is a member of the verbena family (family Verbenaceae), which includes about 75 genera and 3,000 species of herbs, shrubs, and trees, mostly of tropical and warm temperate regions. Among them, teak is a highly prized furniture wood, and Vervain, Lantana, Lippia or Frog Fruit, and Chase Tree or Vitex are grown as ornamentals.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Flower 1 inch
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
NM , TX Native Habitat:
Hillsides/Slopes, Prairie/Plains/Meadows/Pastures/Savannahs USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Cold Tolerant: yes
Heat Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: Limestone-based, Caliche type, Calcareous, Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam
Clay Loam, Clay
Conditions Comments: Lovely, long-blooming subshrub. Should be pruned during dormancy to maintain a full, compact habit. This plant loves drought conditions.
BenefitUse Ornamental: Perennial
garden, Attractive Conspicuous Flowers:
PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff