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Carlowrightia parviflora

Carlowrightia parviflora (Buckley) Wassh.

Smallflower Wrightwort

Acanthaceae (Acanthus Family)

Synonym(s): Dianthera parviflora, Drejera parviflora

USDA Symbol: CAPA42

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 30 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec


Native Distribution: South Texas

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 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Carlowrightia parviflora in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Carlowrightia parviflora in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Carlowrightia parviflora


Record Modified: 2022-11-03
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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