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Boerhavia coccinea Mill.
Nyctaginaceae (Four O'clock Family)
Synonym(s): Boerhavia caribaea
USDA Symbol: BOCO
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N), VI (N)
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate , Ovate
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous , Puberulent
Leaf Apex: Acute , Obtuse
Leaf Base: Cuneate , Truncate
Inflorescence: Axillary , Terminal
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: Blooms sometimes extend to winter.
DistributionUSA: AZ , CA , FL , HI , MD , NC , NM , TX , VA
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Fredericksburg Nature Center - Fredericksburg, TX
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Brackenridge Field Laboratory - Austin, TX
BibliographyBibref 286 - Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country (1989) Enquist, M.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Boerhavia coccinea in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Boerhavia coccinea in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Boerhavia coccinea
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff