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Menodora heterophylla Moric. ex DC.
Low Menodora, Redbud, Twinpod
Oleaceae (Olive Family)
USDA Symbol: MEHE2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 10 inches tall.
Fruit: Circumscissile capsules usually grow in pairs.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red , Yellow
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Native Habitat: Clay, gravel, sandy loam, on caliche outcrops and rocky hills, and in mesquite pastures in central and southern Texas; TX south to central Mexico.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Nectar Source: yes
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
NPSOT - Williamson County Chapter - Georgetown, TX
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0961 Collected Sep 18, 1994 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
NPSOT 0148 Collected Apr. 26, 1991 in Bexar County by Lottie Millsaps
BibliographyBibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.
Bibref 286 - Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country (1989) Enquist, M.
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Web ReferenceWebref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Menodora heterophylla in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Menodora heterophylla in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Menodora heterophylla
MetadataRecord Modified: 2023-02-20
Research By: DEW, JSC, ADA, MAC