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Galphimia angustifolia (Narrowleaf goldshower)
Marcus, Joseph A.

Galphimia angustifolia

Galphimia angustifolia Benth.

Narrowleaf Goldshower, Thryallis, Narrow-leaf Goldshower

Malpighiaceae (Barbados Cherry Family)

Synonym(s): Thryallis angustifolia

USDA Symbol: GAAN3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


From the Image Gallery

22 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.

Bloom Information

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


Native Habitat: Found on open, rocky or lightly wooded areas from the Edwards Plateau south to Mexico.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist
Conditions Comments: Small plant producing racemes of yellow flowers.


Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Fragrant 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:

Fredericksburg Nature Center - Fredericksburg, TX
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0429 Collected Jun12, 1993 in Bexar County by Mike Fox
NPSOT 0220 Collected May 13, 1992 in Comal County by Mary Beth White

2 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium

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


Record Modified: 2023-02-10
Research By: TWC Staff

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