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Chamaesaracha coniodes (Gray five eyes)
Richardson, Charmaine

Chamaesaracha coniodes

Chamaesaracha coniodes (Moric. ex Dunal) Britton

Gray Five Eyes, False Nightshade, Ground Saracha, Prostrate Ground-cherry

Solanaceae (Potato Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Size Class: 3-6 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May


USA: CO , KS , NM , OK , TX
Native Habitat: Found on dry,rocky soils,in gravelly soils in all deserts. Disturbed areas;Lampasas Cut Plain and West Cross Timbers and West to West Texas.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade


Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Deer Resistant: High

From the National Organizations Directory

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

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0572 Collected Mar 20, 1990 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe

1 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2018-12-03
Research By: NPC

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