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Phyllanthus ericoides

Phyllanthus ericoides Torr.

Heather Leaf-flower, Heather Leafflower

Euphorbiaceae (Spurge family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: PHER2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 8 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec

Distribution

USA: TX
Native Habitat: Desert scrublands on limestone rocks.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2020-03-09
Research By: CBR

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