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Menodora heterophylla (Low menodora)
Marcus, Joseph A.

Menodora heterophylla

Menodora heterophylla Moric. ex DC.

Low Menodora, Redbud

Oleaceae (Olive Family)


USDA Symbol: MEHE2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


From the Image Gallery

12 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun


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 Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry


Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Nectar Source: yes

From the National Organizations Directory

According 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

2 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium


Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.
Bibref 286 - Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country (1989) Enquist, M.

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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: DEW, JSC, ADA, MAC

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