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Teucrium laciniatum Torr.
Cut-Leaf germander, Dwarf germander, Lacy germander
USDA Symbol: TELA
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
A 3-6 in., tufted perennial with several erect stems and deeply cut, narrowly lobed leaves. Small, white, funnel-shaped flowers are crowded at the top of the plant, and colored with purple lines in the throat.
Where conditions are favorable, this plant forms a dense mat. It is extremely drought-tolerant.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Flowers 2 inches
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
CO , KS , MD , NM , OK , TX Native Distribution:
OK to CO, s. to w. TX & NM Native Habitat:
Prairie, Plains, Meadows, Pastures, Savannahs USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry, hard caliche; sandy or clay loams. Gypseous, Limestone-based, Caliche type, Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay.
Conditions Comments: Where conditions are favorable, this plant forms a dense mat and can be used as a ground cover. Stays shortest in sunny, unwatered areas. Extremely drought-tolerant.
garden, Border Conspicuous Flowers:
PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds
Description: Propagate by root division, seed, or cuttings.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: 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:
Sibley Nature Center
- Midland, TX
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff