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Cuphea viscosissima (Blue waxweed)
Cressler, Alan

Cuphea viscosissima

Cuphea viscosissima Jacq.

Blue Waxweed, Clammy Cuphea, Tarweed

Lythraceae (Loosestrife Family)

Synonym(s): Cuphea petiolata, Parsonsia petiolata

USDA Symbol: CUVI

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (I)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: To about 18 inches in height.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Purple
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: Flowers purple or reddish-purple.

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , MO , MS , NC , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , VA , VT , WV

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FAC FAC FAC FACU FACU
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2017-09-26
Research By: JAM

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