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Heimia salicifolia (Shrubby yellowcrest)
Marcus, Joseph A.

Heimia salicifolia

Heimia salicifolia (Kunth) Link

Shrubby Yellowcrest

Lythraceae (Loosestrife Family)

Synonym(s): Nesaea salicifolia


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: 4-8 feet tall.

Bloom Information

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



Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
Conditions Comments: Hardy shrub with attractive clusters of golden yellow flowers, green foliage, and decorative bright red stems. Best grown in sheltered sunny borders. Hardy down to -10C if given a dry mulch in winter. Native range in U.S. is limited to moister areas in far south Texas brushlands.


Conspicuous Flowers: yes

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FACW
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.

From the National Organizations Directory

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

Naval Air Station Kingsville - Kingsville, TX

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


Record Modified: 2023-04-13
Research By: TWC Staff

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