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Leucophyllum candidum (Brewster county barometerbush)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy

Leucophyllum candidum

Leucophyllum candidum I.M. Johnst.

Brewster County Barometerbush, Violet Silverleaf, Boquillas Silverleaf, Purple Ceniza, Cenizo

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)

Synonym(s): Leucophyllum violaceum

USDA Symbol: LECA12

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 5 feet tall.
Flower: Flower 1 inch

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple , Violet
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct



Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Cold Tolerant: yes
Heat Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: Gravelly, Rocky, Limestone-based, Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay


Use Ornamental: Attractive, Blooms ornamental, Showy
Use Wildlife: Nesting site, Cover, Nectar-insects
Conspicuous Flowers: yes


Propagation Material: Seeds

From the National Organizations Directory

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

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Austin, TX
NPSOT - Austin Chapter - Austin, TX


Bibref 355 - Landscaping with Native Plants of Texas and the Southwest (1991) Miller, G. O.
Bibref 995 - Native Landscaping from El Paso to L.A. (2000) Wasowski, S. and A. Wasowski
Bibref 318 - Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region (2002) Wasowski, S. & A. Wasowski
Bibref 291 - Texas Wildscapes: Gardening for Wildlife (1999) Damude, N. & K.C. Bender

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


Record Modified: 2023-02-15
Research By: TWC Staff

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