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Carlowrightia texana (Texas wrightwort)
Redding, Wendy

Carlowrightia texana

Carlowrightia texana Henrickson & Daniel

Texas wrightwort

Acanthaceae (Acanthus Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: CATE15

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Size Notes: Less than 1
Fruit:
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov

Distribution

USA: NM , TX

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Drought Tolerance: High

Benefit

Use Wildlife: Nectar for Texas Cresent, Phyciodes texana. Tropical Checkered Skipper,Pygus oileus.
Attracts: Butterflies
Nectar Source: yes

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Sibley Nature Center - Midland, TX

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2010-10-02
Research By: TWC Staff

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