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Marcus, Joseph A.
Polanisia dodecandra ssp. trachysperma
Polanisia dodecandra (L.) DC. ssp. trachysperma (Torr. & A. Gray) Iltis
Clammy-Weed, Clammyweed, Sandyseed clammyweed
Synonym(s): Polanisia dodecandra var. trachysperma, Polanisia trachysperma
USDA Symbol: PODOT
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul
, WY Canada: SK Native Habitat:
Widespread in Texas, common in various soils of the Edwards Plateau and South Texas Plains. Can be found in open areas along roadsides, sandy stream banks, and disturbed areas.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Conditions Comments: The flowers are white with long pink to purple stamens. This upright slender or bushy plant is covered with glandular hairs which exude a sticky liquid. The name refers to a sticky or clammy strong-smelling residue left on the hands after handling.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Fragrant Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
Deer Resistant: High
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
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff