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Carlowrightia texana (Texas wrightwort)
Nugent, Louis R

Carlowrightia texana

Carlowrightia texana Henrickson & Daniel

Texas Wrightwort

Acanthaceae (Acanthus Family)


USDA Symbol: CATE15

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 8 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov



Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Drought Tolerance: High


Use Wildlife: Nectar for Texas Cresent, Phyciodes texana. Tropical Checkered Skipper,Pygus oileus.
Attracts: Butterflies
Nectar Source: yes

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Sibley Nature Center - Midland, TX

Web Reference

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

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-01-31
Research By: TWC Staff

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