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Amoreuxia wrightii (Wright's yellowshow)
Carlton, M. W.

Amoreuxia wrightii

Amoreuxia wrightii A. Gray

Wright's Yellowshow, Yellow-show

Bixaceae (Lipstick-tree Family)


USDA Symbol: AMWR2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

The species name of this plant is for Charles Wright, 1811-1885, world-wide botanical collector but mainly in Texas (1837-1952), Cuba and his native Connecticut.


From the Image Gallery

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Size Notes: 1-2 feet.
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Orange , Yellow
Bloom Notes: yellow with reddish centers



Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
Conditions Comments: During the summer Yellow Show likes full sun, but also seems to require weekly watering. The stem will die in the fall, and may break off, but a new stem will emerge in very late spring


Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

National Butterfly Center - Mission, TX

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2008-06-25
Research By: TWC Staff

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