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Castela erecta Turp.
Simaroubaceae (Quassia Family)
USDA Symbol: CAER3
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N)
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Linear
Leaf Margin: Entire
Size Notes: Up to about 10 feet tall.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red , Pink , Orange
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
Bloom Notes: Red to orange to pinkish.
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
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-1271 Collected 2009-05-18 in Starr County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Web ReferenceWebref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Castela erecta in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Castela erecta in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Castela erecta
MetadataRecord Modified: 2022-10-17
Research By: DEW