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Garrya ovata Benth.
Eggleaf Silktassel, Mexican Silktassel, Eggleaf Garrya, Zumaque, Cuauchichic, Cuauchichi, Guachichi
Garryaceae (Silk Tassel Family)
USDA Symbol: GAOV
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Size Notes: Up to about 15 feet tall, often shorter.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
DistributionUSA: NM , TX
Native Distribution: Central Texas west to New Mexico south to Puebla in central Mexico
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Drought Tolerance: High
Cold Tolerant: yes
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Nueces River Authority - Uvalde, TX
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-660 Collected 2008-12-11 in Travis County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
BibliographyBibref 355 - Landscaping with Native Plants of Texas and the Southwest (1991) Miller, G. O.
Bibref 297 - Trees of Central Texas (1984) Vines, Robert A.
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Web ReferenceWebref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Garrya ovata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Garrya ovata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Garrya ovata
MetadataRecord Modified: 2022-10-18
Research By: TWC Staff