Brickellia cylindracea A. Gray & Engelm.
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
USDA Symbol: BRCY
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate , Opposite
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate , Obovate
Leaf Margin: Crenate , Serrate
Leaf Apex: Acute , Obtuse
Leaf Base: Cuneate
Size Notes: Up to about 4 feet tall.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow , Green , Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist
Heat Tolerant: yes
Conditions Comments: Brickell-Bush has a wonderful fragrance. It needs to be watered once per week in most areas for the first year. Do not put in a highly visible area as, although the plant is not ugly, it is not pretty either.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
Nectar Source: yes
Deer Resistant: Minimal
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
Nueces River Authority - Uvalde, TX
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0619 Collected Oct 30, 1993 in Comal County by Mary Beth White
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-621 Collected 2007-10-29 in Hays County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
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 Brickellia cylindracea in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Brickellia cylindracea in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Brickellia cylindracea
MetadataRecord Modified: 2022-12-16
Research By: RLU