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Centaurium texense (Lady bird's centaury)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Centaurium texense

Centaurium texense (Griseb.) Fernald

Lady Bird's centaury

Gentianaceae (Gentian Family)


USDA Symbol: CETE2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: AR , KS , MO , OK , TX
Native Habitat: Edwards Plateau and Blackland Prairies. Well-drained limestone and calcareous soils.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade


Conspicuous Flowers: 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:

Fredericksburg Nature Center - Fredericksburg, TX
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Jacob's Well Natural Area - Wimberley, TX

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0226 Collected May 27, 1992 in Comal County by Mary Beth White
NPSOT 0153 Collected May 17, 1991 in Bexar County by Lottie Millsaps
NPSOT 0680 Collected Jul 18, 1992 in Bandera County by Harry Cliffe
NPSOT 1029 Collected May 10, 1995 in Bexar County by Mike Fox

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-0137 Collected 2007-07-03 in Travis County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center


Bibref 318 - Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region (2002) Wasowski, S. & A. Wasowski
Bibref 286 - Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country (1989) Enquist, M.

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Additional resources

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


Record Last Modified: 2009-04-18
Research By: TWC Staff

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