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Plumbago scandens (Doctorbush)
Marcus, Joseph A.

Plumbago scandens

Plumbago scandens L.

Doctorbush, Summer snow plumbago, Mexican plumbago

Plumbaginaceae (Leadwort Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: PLSC4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N)

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep

Distribution

USA: AZ , FL , TX
Native Habitat: South Texas species. Native to washes and canyons from 2,500 to 4,000 across Baja California, southern Arizona, and southwest Texas.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Conditions Comments: Prefers shade in Central TX and to be planted in a protected area to ensure wintering well in Central Texas. Does best with regular watering.

Benefit

Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Deer Resistant: No

From the National Suppliers Directory

According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:

Far South Wholesale Nursery - Austin, TX

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
National Butterfly Center - Mission, TX

Bibliography

Bibref 841 - Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants (2006) Burrell, C. C.
Bibref 995 - Native Landscaping from El Paso to L.A. (2000) Wasowski, S. and A. Wasowski

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Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2009-02-21
Research By: TWC Staff

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