Bouchetia erecta DC.
Erect Bouchetia, Painted-tongue, Paintedtongue, Painted Tongue
Solanaceae (Potato Family)
Synonym(s): Bouchetia anamola, Salpiglossis erecta
USDA Symbol: BOER3
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate
Leaf Margin: Entire
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Size Notes: Up to about 8 inches tall.
Size Class: 0-1 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
DistributionUSA: MS , TX
Native Habitat: Found in rocky slopes and prairies in Central and South Texas. Endemic. Well-drained clay, sand.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
Heat Tolerant: yes
Conditions Comments: Painted tongue is an easily overlooked plant that likes to hide among grasses and other prairie plants. Best when featured along the edge of a path or in a pot. Its lovely white flowers shine like little stars for those who look closely enough to appreciate them.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Nectar Source: yes
Deer Resistant: Minimal
PropagationCommercially Avail: yes
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0879 Collected May 6, 1994 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
NPSOT 0200 Collected Apr. 1, 1992 in Comal County by Mary Beth White
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-1022 Collected 2007-06-03 in Hays County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Bouchetia erecta in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Bouchetia erecta in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Bouchetia erecta
MetadataRecord Modified: 2014-04-29
Research By: TWC Staff, RLU