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Acourtia wrightii (Brownfoot)
DiQuilio, Carol

Acourtia wrightii

Acourtia wrightii (A. Gray) Reveal & King

Brownfoot, Pink Perezia

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Perezia wrightii

USDA Symbol: ACWR5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Pink perezia usually grows 1 1/2-2 feet tall and has many branches. The leaves, 1-5 inches long, are simple, alternate, with a short petiole or none at all. They are slightly wavy on the edges and finely toothed. The fragrant, rose-pink flower heads are massed in clusters at the top of the stems. They are 3/4 inch across, made up of 8-12 florets.

The species name of this plant is for Charles Wright, 1811-1885, world-wide botanical collector but mainly in Texas (1837-1852), Cuba and his native Connecticut.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 4 feet tall, often shorter.
Flower: Flowers in 4 inch head
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


USA: AZ , NM , NV , TX , UT
Native Habitat: Prairie, Plains, Meadows, Pastures, Savannas, Woodlands' edge, Opening, Open woodlands, Canyons

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Calcareous, Limestone-based, Sandy, Sandy Loam, Clay Loam, Medium Loam Clay


Use Ornamental: Aromatic, Color, Blooms ornamental
Use Wildlife: Nectar-butterflies
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Fragrant Flowers: yes


Propagation Material: Seeds


Bibref 318 - Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region (2002) Wasowski, S. & A. Wasowski
Bibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller
Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.

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Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-10-06
Research By: TWC Staff

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