En EspaÑol
Share

NPIN: Native Plant Database

Search for native plants by scientific name, common name or family. If you are not sure what you are looking for, try the Combination Search or our Recommended Species lists.

Search native plant database:
Name:    
Family:    
See a list of all Plants





Calylophus berlandieri (Berlandier's sundrops)
Marcus, Joseph A.

Calylophus berlandieri

Calylophus berlandieri Spach

Berlandier's sundrops, Square-bud primrose, Sundrops

Onagraceae (Evening-Primrose Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: cabe6

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

The showy, yellow flowers of Berlandier’s sundrops are 2 in. across with four, broad, crinkled petals. This is a bushy, 4-20 in. plant that sometimes becomes woody near the base. Its leaves are narrow and spiny-toothed.

This is an excellent rock garden plant. Named for French-Swiss physician Jean Louis Berlandier (1805-1851) who collected plants in Texas and northern Mexico.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Size Notes: 4-20 inches tall.
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep

Distribution

USA: CO , KS , LA , NM , OK , TX
Native Distribution: S.w. KS through e. NM, OK & TX to n. Mex.; also Gulf states to AL
Native Habitat: Plains; woodland edges; roadsides

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Heat Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: Sandy or rocky soils.
Conditions Comments: This is an excellent rock garden plant. The showy, yellow flowers of Berlandiers sundrops are 2 in. across with four, broad, crinkled petals. It is a bushy plant that sometimes becomes woody near the base. Its leaves are narrow and spiny-toothed.

Benefit

Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Nectar Source: yes
Deer Resistant: Moderate

Propagation

Propagation Material: Seeds
Description: Propagation by seed is most successful if sown in fall. Take cuttings on new growth in early spring, sometimes in January.
Commercially Avail: yes

Mr. Smarty Plants says

Small shrub to plant in Austin Texas
March 11, 2009
Hi.. I live in Southwest Austin and I am looking for a shrub that I can plant against the back of my house, which faces the north. I want something native, fairly low maintenance and not too large,...
view the full question and answer

Grasses and wildflowers for Houston meadow
February 28, 2008
I recently bought a house in a new subdivision just south of Houston - as with most new developments, the area is devoid of nature for the most part... I have planted many bird/butterfly/bee fr...
view the full question and answer

Sedges and ornamentals for shade in Bastrop County
June 20, 2007
I bought a home in Elgin, TX that was owned by an elderly woman. Most of the lawn is shaded by elm or pecan trees. In the sunny areas, i got native wildflowers to grow like lantana and coneflower,...
view the full question and answer

List of native perennial Texas flowers
March 13, 2006
Good day, I am searching for a list of native Texas flowers (preferably perennials) for a flower garden. Thank you.
view the full question and answer

From the National Suppliers Directory

According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:

Wrights Nursery - Briggs, TX
Far South Wholesale Nursery - Austin, TX

From the National Organizations Directory

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

Fredericksburg Nature Center - Fredericksburg, TX
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Brackenridge Field Laboratory - Austin, TX
NPSOT - Fredericksburg Chapter - Fredericksburg, TX
NPSOT - Austin Chapter - Austin, TX
NPSOT - Williamson County Chapter - Georgetown, TX

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0580 Collected May 11, 1990 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
NPSOT 0403 Collected Jun 6, 1993 in Comal County by Mary Beth White
NPSOT 0146 Collected Apr. 26, 1991 in Bexar County by Lottie Millsaps

3 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-MLE-1 Collected 2009-06-13 in Lampasas County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2011-04-06
Research By: TWC Staff

Go back

E-NEWSLETTER | BECOME A MEMBER | DONATE NOW | MEDIA | SITEMAP
© 2014 Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center