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Kallstroemia parviflora J.B.S. Norton
Warty caltrop, Small-flowered carpetweed
USDA Symbol: KAPA
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Kallstroemia parviflora has orange or yellow flowers and is prostrate in habit, spreading radially from a central taproot. All parts are hairy, and the beak on its fruit is longer than the round body of the fruit.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Orange , Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
AZ , CA , CO , DC , IL , KS , MD , MO , MS , NM , NV , OK , PA , TX , UT USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
BenefitUse Wildlife: Seeds are important dove and quail food.
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0108
Collected Sept. 3, 1987 in Bexar County by Harry CliffeNPSOT 0887
Collected May 20, 1994 in Bexar County by Harry CliffeNPSOT 0540
Collected Aug 3, 1987 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
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Record Modified: 2013-05-18
Research By: TWC Staff