Menodora scabra A. Gray
Oleaceae (Olive Family)
Synonym(s): Menodora scabra var. glabrescens, Menodora scabra var. laevis, Menodora scabra var. longituba, Menodora scabra var. ramosissima, Menodora scoparia
USDA Symbol: MESC
Numerous erect, rough, leafy stems with pale yellow flowers in loose clusters.
Menodora is a small but widespread genus with species in southern North America, southern South America, and southern Africa.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
DistributionUSA: AZ , CA , CO , NM , NV , TX , UT
Native Distribution: Southeastern California and southern Utah east to western Texas and south to northern Mexico.
Native Habitat: Grassy slopes and brushy deserts.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
CaCO3 Tolerance: High
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Tohono Chul Park, Inc. - Tucson, AZ
BibliographyBibref 841 - Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants (2006) Burrell, C. C.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Menodora scabra in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Menodora scabra in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff