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Cevallia sinuata (Stinging serpent)
Loughmiller, Campbell and Lynn

Cevallia sinuata

Cevallia sinuata Lag.

Stinging Serpent, Stinging Cevallia

Loasaceae (Loasa Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Elliptic
Inflorescence: Cyme
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.
Fruit: Cypsela.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Orange , Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct


USA: AZ , NM , OK , TX

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-MLE-8 Collected 2009-09-02 in Terrell County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank


Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.
Bibref 286 - Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country (1989) Enquist, M.

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Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-01-05
Research By: TWC Staff

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