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Carlowrightia serpyllifolia

Carlowrightia serpyllifolia A. Gray

Trans-pecos Wrightwort

Acanthaceae (Acanthus Family)

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USDA Symbol: CASE3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Oblong , Ovate
Leaf Pubescence: Glandular , Puberulent
Leaf Apex: Acuminate , Acute
Leaf Base: Attenuate
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Inflorescence: Axillary , Spike
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: About 1 foot in height and spread.
Flower: Pale purplish-pink with white streaking in the petal.
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable

Distribution

USA: TX
Native Distribution: Big Bend region of Texas and adjacent northern Mexico.
Native Habitat: On bluffs, cliffs and open rocky slopes among boulders. (Bibref 293).

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Drought Tolerance: Low
Heat Tolerant: yes

Bibliography

Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston

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Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2012-09-07
Research By: JAM

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