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Phaulothamnus spinescens

Phaulothamnus spinescens A. Gray

Devilqueen, Snake-eyes

Phytolaccaceae (Pokeweed Family)


USDA Symbol: PHSP2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual , Dioecious
Fruit: White
Size Class: 6-12 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Aug , Sep


Native Habitat: Thickets

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Sandy Sandy Loam Medium Loam Clay Loam Clay

From the National Organizations Directory

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

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Austin, TX


Bibref 291 - Texas Wildscapes: Gardening for Wildlife (1999) Damude, N. & K.C. Bender

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Additional resources

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


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

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