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Palafoxia texana (Texas palafox)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Palafoxia texana

Palafoxia texana DC.

Texas Palafox

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: PATE

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

This genus is named after José de Palafox y Melzi, Duke of Saragossa (1776–1847), a Spanish captain-general, in the war against the invading armies of Napoleon.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: 1-2
Flower:
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct

Distribution

USA: LA , TX

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist

Benefit

Attracts: Butterflies
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:

National Butterfly Center - Mission, TX

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2010-10-20
Research By: TWC Staff

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