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Polanisia uniglandulosa (Mexican clammyweed)
Loughmiller, Campbell and Lynn

Polanisia uniglandulosa

Polanisia uniglandulosa (Cav.) DC.

Mexican Clammyweed, Clammyweed

Capparaceae (Caper Family)

Synonym(s): Polanisia dodecandra ssp. uniglandulosa

USDA Symbol: POUN3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Clammyweeds are sticky and strong smelling. Their upright stems are heavily leafed, each leaf being divided into 3 segments. The flowers are clustered at the end of the stems. The petals are white, erect, 5/8-1 1/8 inches long, and notched at the tip. There are as many as 28 stamens, 3/4-2 inches long, with purplish anthers. The stamens are longer than the petals, giving the flower a striking deep purple and white effect. Fruit pods are erect, 2-3 inches long (248).

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Shape: Elliptic , Oblanceolate
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Sep , Oct , Nov

Distribution

USA: NM , TX

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-1121 Collected 2007-10-06 in Presidio County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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

Bibliography

Bibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller

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Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2010-04-17
Research By: TWC Staff

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