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Desmanthus velutinus (Velvet bundleflower)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Desmanthus velutinus

Desmanthus velutinus Scheele

Velvet bundleflower

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: deve2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Bipinnate
Inflorescence: Terminal
Fruit Type: Legume
Flower: White, petals 5, sepals 5, stamens 10
Fruit: Dry, flattened, several-seeded, dehiscent legume.
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun

Distribution

USA: NM , TX
Native Distribution: Texas: eastern parts of the Edwards Plateau, parts of the Plains Country, parts of the Trans-Pecos and the Rio Grande Plains; also northern Mexico
Native Habitat: Slopes with limestone or caliche soils

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
Brackenridge Field Laboratory - Austin, TX

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0267 Collected June 29, 1992 in Comal County by Mary Beth White

1 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-MM-741 Collected 2006-06-15 in Blanco County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2013-06-09
Research By: TWC Staff, ghh

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