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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 (1837-1852), Cuba and his native Connecticut.


From the Image Gallery

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 20 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Orange , Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
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

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 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: 2022-11-17
Research By: TWC Staff

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