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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.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 20 inches tall.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Orange , Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: Yellow with reddish centers.
Growing ConditionsWater 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
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
National Butterfly Center - Mission, TX
BibliographyBibref 286 - Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country (1989) Enquist, M.
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Web ReferenceWebref 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 resourcesUSDA: Find Amoreuxia wrightii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Amoreuxia wrightii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Amoreuxia wrightii
MetadataRecord Modified: 2022-11-17
Research By: TWC Staff