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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

Nyctagina capitata

Devil's-Bouquet, Scarlet Musk-Flower


Location: E side of Campden Circle, N of Bromwich Court, Oakwell Farms, San Antonio.
Latitude: 0.000000

Habitat: Dry, open, level, alkaline, alluvial soil. Among varied Poaceae.

Description: Perennial from semi-woody taproot; much branched from base. Stems decumbent, viscid-puberulent. Branches stout, 1-4 dm long. Leaves opposite, petioled (1-8 cm); blades broadly oval to ovate-deltoid, 4-9 cm x 6-55 mm, usually unequal, sinuate, thick/slightly fleshy, viscid-villous. Flowers perfect, in clusters of 8-15, deep-red, funnel-form.

County: Bexar
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: Aug 4, 1992
Specimen number: 477

Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0723
Accession Date: Apr 26, 1994
Accession Number: 53

Annotations: (In flower) SCFXB

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