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Hermannia texana (Texas burstwort)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy

Hermannia texana

Hermannia texana A. Gray

Texas Burstwort, Mexican Mallow

Sterculiaceae (Cacao Family)


USDA Symbol: HETE9

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


From the Image Gallery

4 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 28 inches tall.

Bloom Information

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



Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0515 Collected Jul 11, 1987 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
NPSOT 0489 Collected Jun 25, 1993 in Bexar County by Mike Fox

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


Record Modified: 2023-05-23
Research By: TWC Staff

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