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Krameria grayi (White ratany)
Juett, William

Krameria grayi

Krameria grayi Rose & Painter

White Ratany, Crimson Beak, Chacati, Cosahui

Krameriaceae (Krameria Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Krameria grayi is a densely branched shrub, 1-3 feet high, with purple-red flowers.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Fruit Type: Capsule

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Apr , Sep
Bloom Notes: magenta, spring and early fall if rain sufficient


USA: AZ , CA , NM , NV , TX , UT


Use Other: The bark of the root is used by Mexicans in dyeing leather a reddish-brown.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes


Bibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller

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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2018-06-26
Research By: TWC Staff

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