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Brickellia cylindracea (Brickell-bush)
Strickland, Sam C.

Brickellia cylindracea

Brickellia cylindracea A. Gray & Engelm.

Brickell-Bush, Brickellbush, Gravelbar brickellbush

Asteraceae (Aster Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate , Opposite
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate , Obovate
Leaf Margin: Crenate , Serrate
Leaf Apex: Acute , Obtuse
Leaf Base: Cuneate
Inflorescence: Raceme
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov



Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist
Heat Tolerant: yes
Conditions Comments: Brickell-Bush has a wonderful fragrance. It needs to be watered once per week in most areas for the first year. Do not put in a highly visible area as, although the plant is not ugly, it is not pretty either.


Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
Nectar Source: yes
Deer Resistant: Minimal

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:

Fredericksburg Nature Center - Fredericksburg, TX
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Brackenridge Field Laboratory - Austin, TX
Nueces River Authority - Uvalde, TX

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0619 Collected Oct 30, 1993 in Comal County by Mary Beth White

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-621 Collected 2007-10-29 in Hays County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Additional resources

USDA: Find Brickellia cylindracea in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Brickellia cylindracea in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Brickellia cylindracea


Record Last Modified: 2007-08-07
Research By: RLU

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