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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Centaurium texense (Griseb.) Fern.
Lady Bird's centaury
USDA Symbol: cete2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
AR , KS , MO , OK , TX Native Habitat:
Edwards Plateau and Blackland Prairies. Well-drained limestone and calcareous soils. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0680
Collected Jul 18, 1992 in Bandera County by Harry CliffeNPSOT 1029
Collected May 10, 1995 in Bexar County by Mike FoxNPSOT 0153
Collected May 17, 1991 in Bexar County by Lottie Millsaps NPSOT 0226
Collected May 27, 1992 in Comal County by Mary Beth White
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-0137
Collected 2007-07-03 in Travis County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
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Record Modified: 2009-04-18
Research By: TWC Staff