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Lippia graveolens Kunth
Mexican oregano, Redbrush lippia
USDA Symbol: ligr6
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
NM , TX Native Habitat:
Flat desert areas, Chaparral & brush country, Hillsides, Slopes USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Rocky, Limestone-based, Caliche type, Gravelly, Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam
BenefitUse Ornamental: Showy, Aromatic, Blooms ornamental
Use Wildlife: Nectar-butterflies, Nectar-bees, Nectar-insects, Seeds-granivorous birds
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
National Butterfly Center
- Mission, TX
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Record Modified: 2011-01-04
Research By: TWC Staff