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Mecardonia procumbens (Baby jump-up)
Marcus, Joseph A.

Mecardonia procumbens

Mecardonia procumbens (Mill.) Small

Baby Jump-up

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)

Synonym(s): Mecardonia dianthera, Mecardonia peduncularis, Mecardonia tenuis, Mecardonia vandellioides

USDA Symbol: MEPR2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N)


From the Image Gallery

5 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: Lemon yellow with reddish veins in throat.


USA: AL , AZ , FL , LA , NM , TX

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

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

Nueces River Authority - Uvalde, TX

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 1007 Collected Apr 5, 1994 in Bexar County by Mike Fox
NPSOT 0164 Collected May 24, 1991 in Bexar County by Lottie Millsaps

2 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-JHS-3 Collected 2009-06-15 in Llano County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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