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Marcus, Joseph A.
Yeatesia platystegia (Torr.) Hilsenb.
Montell bractspike, Wild Shrimp Plant
USDA Symbol: YEPL
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf Retention: Deciduous Size Notes:
Less than 1 Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
TX Native Habitat:
is unique to Texas and is found on the Rio Grande Plains and the Edwards Plateau. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Conditions Comments: Flowers have conspicuous bracts and open over a long period like most members of this family, and stems branch freely. More of a south Texas plant that winters over here in a warmer microclimate in the garden or through milder winters.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Nectar Source: yes
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Record Modified: 2007-09-25
Research By: LAL