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Stillingia texana (Texas queen's delight)
Lytle, Melody

Stillingia texana

Stillingia texana I.M. Johnst.

Texas Queen's Delight, Queen's Delight, Texas toothleaf

Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family)

Synonym(s): Stillingia sylvatica var. linearifolia

USDA Symbol: STTE3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Root Type: Tap
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


Native Habitat: Throughout Texas on dry, calcareous soils of fields and hillsides.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Conditions Comments: Drought tolerant, prefers open areas, forms a deep tap root.


Conspicuous 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:

Fredericksburg Nature Center - Fredericksburg, TX
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0933 Collected Oct 2, 1994 in Comal County by Mary Beth White
NPSOT 0121 Collected June 20, 1991 in Bexar County by Lottie Millsaps

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-DS-2 Collected 2009-06-16 in Burnet County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Additional resources

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


Record Last Modified: 2010-11-18
Research By: NPC

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