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Marcus, Joseph A.
Centaurium beyrichii (Torr. & A. Gray ex Torr.) B.L. Rob.
Mountain pink, Meadow pink, Catchfly, Quinineweed
Synonym(s): Erythraea beyrichii
USDA Symbol: cebe
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Size Notes:
Less than 1 Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul
, TX Native Habitat:
Growing ConditionsWater Use:
Low Light Requirement:
Part Shade Soil Moisture:
Dry Soil Description:
Sandy, Gravelly, Limestone-based, Granitic Conditions Comments:
Plant from seed in the fall in rock or gravel and on a slight slope where a little extra moisture will run over it. Will not appreciate soils with too much organic matter. Perfect
for a rock garden!
BenefitUse Ornamental: Color, Showy, Rock gardens
Use Wildlife: Nectar-Moths, Nectar-Butterflies, Nectar-insects, Nectar-Bees
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds
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National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0059
Collected May 19, 1990 in Bexar County by Lottie MillsapsNPSOT 0438
Collected Jun 24, 1993 in Comal County by Mary Beth WhiteNPSOT 0682
Collected Jul 18, 1992 in Bandera County by Harry Cliffe
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-533
Collected 2007-07-29 in Travis County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Record Last Modified: 2008-12-17
Research By: NPC, ADA