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Nyctaginia capitata

Nyctaginia capitata Choisy

Devil's Bouquet, Scarlet Muskflower

Nyctaginaceae (Four O'clock Family)

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

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Specimen & Label Data

Nyctaginia capitata

Scarlet Muskflower


Location: 15 m S of Oakwell Farms Pky, at foot of hill W of Mews townhomes--Oakwell Farms.
Latitude: 0.000000

Habitat: Dry, alkaline soil; full sun; single plant; scattered, scarce.

Description: Perennial from thick, semi-woody taproot. Many stout, trailing banches to 40 cm long. Leaves opposite, petiolate (to 15 mm), oval to ovate to narrowly deltoid (30+ mm wide x 60+ mm long), decurrent, crispate, viscid. Infloresence long peduncled (10 cm), clustered (8-15), perianth funnelform (20 mm), flaring to 10-14 mm dia, red/orange-red. Stamens 12 mm, exserted.

County: Bexar
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: Jun 30, 1987
Specimen number: 249

Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0473
Accession Date: Jul 27, 1993
Accession Number: 36

Annotations: SCXXB

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