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Mitreola petiolata (Lax hornpod)
Wallace, George

Mitreola petiolata

Mitreola petiolata (J.F. Gmel.) Torr. & A. Gray

Lax Hornpod

Loganiaceae (Logania Family)

Synonym(s): Cynoctonum mitreola, Cynoctonum succulentum

USDA Symbol: MIPE3

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


From the Image Gallery

3 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.
Fruit: Two-horned capsule.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec


USA: AL , AR , FL , GA , LA , MO , MS , NC , OK , SC , TN , TX , VA

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

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-MM-709 Collected 2009-12-03 in Hays County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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

Web Reference

Webref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-11-15
Research By: TWC Staff

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