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Pectis angustifolia (Limoncillo)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Pectis angustifolia

Pectis angustifolia Torr.

Limoncillo, Lemonscent, Crownseed pectis, Lemon-scented pectis, Lemonscent pectis, Lemonweed, Chinchweed, Fetid marigold

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: PEAN

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Lemonscent or limoncillo is a low, tidy annual, 5-8 in. tall, with slender, leafy stems. The fleshy, linear leaves are usually lemon-scented. Yellow, 1/2 in. blooms occur in clusters.

Leaves used for flavoring and hot tea. A good low-growing plant for rock gardens or borders.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf: Green
Flower: Flowers 1/2 inch
Fruit:
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct

Distribution

USA: AZ , CO , KS , NE , NM , OK , TX , UT , WY
Native Distribution: N. to Wyoming and Nebraska, w. to Arizona and Utah, e. to central Texas, and s. to Veracruz. Concentrated in southwestern deserts, particularly the Chihuahuan Desert
Native Habitat: Sandy, often calcareous, dry uplands

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
CaCO3 Tolerance: High
Soil Description: Sandy or gravelly soil. Caliche type, Gravelly, Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam
Conditions Comments: Leaves used for flavoring and hot tea. A good low-growing plant for rock gardens or borders.

Benefit

Use Ornamental: Grows in clumps, Aromatic, Low growing, Rock gardens, Border, Mass planting
Use Wildlife: Nectar-Bees, Nectar-Butterflies, Nectar-insects, Seeds-Granivorous birds
Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Propagation

Propagation Material: Seeds
Description: Sow seed in sping or fall.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes

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From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Sibley Nature Center - Midland, TX

Bibliography

Bibref 355 - Landscaping with Native Plants of Texas and the Southwest (1991) Miller, G. O.
Bibref 318 - Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region (2002) Wasowski, S. & A. Wasowski
Bibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller
Bibref 291 - Texas Wildscapes: Gardening for Wildlife (1999) Damude, N. & K.C. Bender
Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Pectis angustifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Pectis angustifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Pectis angustifolia

Metadata

Record Modified: 2010-06-26
Research By: TWC Staff

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