Polanisia dodecandra ssp. trachysperma
Polanisia dodecandra (L.) DC. ssp. trachysperma (Torr. & A. Gray) Iltis
Clammy-weed, Clammyweed, Sandyseed Clammyweed
Capparaceae (Caper Family)
Synonym(s): Polanisia dodecandra var. trachysperma, Polanisia trachysperma
USDA Symbol: PODOT
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul
DistributionUSA: AL , AR , AZ , CA , CO , CT , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , MI , MN , MO , MT , ND , NE , NM , NV , OH , OK , OR , PA , SD , TX , UT , VA , WA , WI , WV , WY
Native Habitat: Widespread in Texas, common in various soils of the Edwards Plateau and South Texas Plains. Can be found in open areas along roadsides, sandy stream banks, and disturbed areas.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Conditions Comments: The flowers are white with long pink to purple stamens. This upright slender or bushy plant is covered with glandular hairs which exude a sticky liquid. The name refers to a sticky or clammy strong-smelling residue left on the hands after handling.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Fragrant Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
Deer Resistant: High
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
BibliographyBibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.
Bibref 286 - Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country (1989) Enquist, M.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Polanisia dodecandra ssp. trachysperma in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Polanisia dodecandra ssp. trachysperma in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Polanisia dodecandra ssp. trachysperma
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff