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Bouchea linifolia (Flaxleaf bouchea)
Marcus, Joseph A.

Bouchea linifolia

Bouchea linifolia A. Gray

Flaxleaf bouchea, Groovestem bouchea

Verbenaceae (Verbena Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: boli3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

This species is a member of the verbena family (family Verbenaceae), which includes about 75 genera and 3,000 species of herbs, shrubs, and trees, mostly of tropical and warm temperate regions. Among them, teak is a highly prized furniture wood, and Vervain, Lantana, Lippia or Frog Fruit, and Chase Tree or Vitex are grown as ornamentals.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Berry
Flower: Flower 1 inch
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct

Distribution

USA: NM , TX
Native Habitat: Hillsides/Slopes, Prairie/Plains/Meadows/Pastures/Savannahs

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Drought Tolerance: High
Cold Tolerant: yes
Heat Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: Limestone-based, Caliche type, Calcareous, Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam Clay Loam, Clay
Conditions Comments: Lovely, long-blooming subshrub. Should be pruned during dormancy to maintain a full, compact habit. This plant loves drought conditions.

Benefit

Use Ornamental: Perennial garden, Attractive
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Attracts: Butterflies
Nectar Source: yes
Deer Resistant: Minimal

Propagation

Propagation Material: Seeds

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Texas Discovery Gardens - Dallas, TX

Bibliography

Bibref 318 - Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region (2002) Wasowski, S. & A. Wasowski

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Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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