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Kallstroemia hirsutissima (Hairy caltrop)
Stone, Robert L.

Kallstroemia hirsutissima

Kallstroemia hirsutissima Vail ex Small

Hairy Caltrop, Hairy Carpetweed

Zygophyllaceae (Creosote-Bush Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Kallstroemia hirsutissima has yellow flowers and sepals that do not drop off. Each fruit has a short beak, the base of which is bristly-hairy.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow




Use Wildlife: Seeds are important dove and quail food.
Attracts: Birds

Research Literature

Reslit 1201 - Effects of reintroduction of fire into fire suppressed coastal scrub and longleaf pine communities along the lower gulf coastal plain (2007) A. D. Ruth, D. L. Miller, S. Lose and A. Long
Reslit 2695 - Breaking seed dormancy of Kalmia hirsuta with high temperatures (1968) R. A. Jaynes
Reslit 2696 - Interspecific crosses in Kalmia (1968) R. A. Jaynes
Reslit 2697 - Seed germination of six Kalmia species (1971) R. A. Jaynes
Reslit 2698 - A taxonomic revision of Kalmia (Ericaceae) (1974) R. M. Southall, J. W. Hardin
Reslit 2699 - Germination of Kalmia seed after storage of up to 20 years (1982) R. A. Jaynes

This information was provided by the Florida WIldflower Foundation.
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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2013-05-18
Research By: TWC Staff

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