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Menodora scabra A. Gray
Synonym(s): Menodora scabra var. glabrescens, Menodora scabra var. laevis, Menodora scabra var. longituba, Menodora scabra var. ramosissima, Menodora scoparia
USDA Symbol: MESC
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
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.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
, 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 Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Tohono Chul Park, Inc.
- Tucson, AZ
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff