Centaurium beyrichii (Torr. & A. Gray ex Torr.) B.L. Rob.
Mountain Pink, Meadow Pink, Catchfly, Quinineweed
Gentianaceae (Gentian Family)
Synonym(s): Erythraea beyrichii
USDA Symbol: CEBE
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual
Size Notes: Less than 1 foot tall.
Size Class: 0-1 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Sandy, Gravelly, Limestone-based, Granitic
Conditions Comments: Plant from seed in the fall in rock or gravel and on a slight slope where a little extra moisture will run over it. Will not appreciate soils with too much organic matter. Great for a rock garden!
BenefitUse Ornamental: Color, Showy, Rock gardens
Use Wildlife: Nectar-Moths, Nectar-Butterflies, Nectar-insects, Nectar-Bees
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds
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National Wetland Indicator Status
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
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0682 Collected Jul 18, 1992 in Bandera County by Harry Cliffe
NPSOT 0059 Collected May 19, 1990 in Bexar County by Lottie Millsaps
NPSOT 0438 Collected Jun 24, 1993 in Comal County by Mary Beth White
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-533 Collected 2007-07-29 in Travis County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
BibliographyBibref 318 - Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region (2002) Wasowski, S. & A. Wasowski
Bibref 281 - Shinners & Mahler's Illustrated Flora of North Central Texas (1999) Diggs, G. M.; B. L. Lipscomb; B. O'Kennon; W. F...
Bibref 291 - Texas Wildscapes: Gardening for Wildlife (1999) Damude, N. & K.C. Bender
Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.
Bibref 286 - Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country (1989) Enquist, M.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Centaurium beyrichii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Centaurium beyrichii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Centaurium beyrichii
MetadataRecord Modified: 2014-07-21
Research By: NPC, ADA