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Loughmiller, Campbell and Lynn
Menodora longiflora Gray
Showy menodora, Twin-pod
USDA Symbol: MELO2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
This species is named longiflora because of the long, narrow tube of its flower, which is 2–3 inches long. At the end of the tube the 5 or 6 yellow petal-like lobes flare out almost flat and are pointed at the end. The stamens are hidden in the tube. The plant grows 12–18 inches tall, usually with several branches. Leaves are opposite, narrow and smooth.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Flower 1 inch
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
NM , TX Native Habitat:
Canyons, Stream/river banks USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay, Limestone-based, Acid-based, Calcareous
BenefitUse Ornamental: Perennial
garden, Aromatic Use Wildlife:
Nectar-moths, Nectar-hummingbirds Conspicuous Flowers:
PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds
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Record Modified: 2007-08-09
Research By: TWC Staff