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Adolphia infesta

Adolphia infesta (Kunth) Meisn.


Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

The roots of this plant have a licorice or anise-like scent.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate , Linear
Leaf Margin: Entire
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 6 feet tall, often much shorter.
Flower: Sepals 5

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: Flowers white sometimes with yellow tips.



Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Heat Tolerant: yes

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-1117 Collected 2007-10-04 in Presidio County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-10-31
Research By: DEW

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