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Acleisanthes obtusa (Choisy) Standl.
Berlandier's trumpets, Vine four o'clock
USDA Symbol: acob2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Perennial herb or climbing vine, often reaching the tops of small trees. Flowers are white or light pink, trumpet-shaped, fragrant and open at night. This plant of the South Texas Plains and Edwards Plateau blooms between April and December with the blooms measuring approximately 2 1/8 inches long. The bright green leaves are about 2 1/2 inches long and are consumed by white-tailed deer. Easily propagated from root divisions or semi-hardwood cuttings. Attracts hummingbird moths and other night-flying moths.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
TX USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Drought Tolerance: Medium
BenefitUse Wildlife: Nectar
source for night-flying moths Conspicuous Flowers:
PropagationPropagation Material: Root Division , Seeds , Semi-hardwood Cuttings
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Record Modified: 2010-10-20
Research By: WFC