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Marcus, Joseph A.
Indigofera lindheimeriana Scheele
USDA Symbol: INLI
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
This species is named after Ferdinand Jacob Lindheimer (1801-1879) who is often called the Father of Texas Botany because of his work as the first permanent-resident plant collector in Texas. In 1834 Lindheimer immigrated to the United States as a political refugee. He spent from 1843-1852 collecting specimens in Texas. In 1844 he settled in New Braunfels, Texas, and was granted land on the banks of the Comal River, where he continued his plant collecting and attempted to establish a botanical garden. He shared his findings with many others who shared his interest in botany, including Ferdinand von Roemer and Adolph Scheele. Lindheimer is credited with the discovery of several hundred plant species. In addition his name is used to designate forty-eight species and subspecies of plants. He is buried in New Braunfels. His house, on Comal Street in New Braunfels, is now a museum.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Leaf Retention: Deciduous Leaf Arrangement: Alternate Size Notes:
5 feet. Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
Growing ConditionsWater Use:
Medium Light Requirement:
Sun , Part Shade Soil Moisture:
Moist , Wet Conditions Comments:
A shrubby plant found on alluvial soils and limestone gravels along streams in the Texas Hill Country. The soft gray foliage has a fine texture that mixes nicely with dark greens or boldly textured plants. Perfect
choice for a small shrub
near a pond.
BenefitInteresting Foliage: yes
Larval Host: Reakerts blue, Grey hairstreak, Dogface
National Wetland Indicator Status
|Status:|| FAC || FAC |
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 1055
Collected Jun 11, 1995 in Comal County by Mary Beth White
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-MLE-6
Collected 2009-09-01 in Terrell County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Record Last Modified: 2008-07-30
Research By: TWC Staff