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Leucophyllum minus (Big bend barometerbush)
Anderson, Wynn

Leucophyllum minus

Leucophyllum minus A. Gray

Big Bend Barometerbush, Big Bend Silverleaf

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)


USDA Symbol: LEMI4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Big Bend Barometerbush is the West Texas version of the popular South Texas Cenizo. With small gray leaves and pale milky pink flowers this hardy bush will bloom readily after rain or in high humidity.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Leaf Shape: Obovate , Spatulate
Leaf Pubescence: Stellate , Tomentose
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 5 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Blue , Purple , Violet
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: Lavender to purple or blue, rarely white.



Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Calcereous


Use Wildlife: Bees
Interesting Foliage: yes
Attracts: Butterflies
Nectar Source: yes


Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston
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

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


Record Modified: 2023-02-16
Research By: LJU

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