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Marcus, Joseph A.
Bouchea linifolia A. Gray
Flaxleaf bouchea, Groovestem bouchea
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.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
, TX Native Habitat:
Growing ConditionsWater 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.
BenefitUse Ornamental: Perennial
garden, Attractive Conspicuous Flowers:
Butterflies Nectar Source:
PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff