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Marcus, Joseph A.
Melochia tomentosa L.
Teabush, Pyramid Bush
Synonym(s): Melochia tomentosa var. frutescens
USDA Symbol: METO4
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: magenta
, TX Native Distribution:
South Florida and South Texas in the US. Mexico, the West Indies and south to Brazil. Native Habitat:
Dry, open places on rocky limestone hills, in coastal thorn
thickets, savanna, pineland, along roadsides, usually below 500 meters. (Goldberg).
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist
Nectar Source: 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:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
- Austin, TX
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0469
Collected Jun 29, 1987 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
Record Last Modified: 2012-08-17
Research By: JAM