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Stenandrium barbatum (Early shaggytuft)
Anderson, Wynn

Stenandrium barbatum

Stenandrium barbatum Torr. & A. Gray

Early Shaggytuft, Shaggy Stenandrium

Acanthaceae (Acanthus Family)

Synonym(s): Gerardia barbata


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

A dwarf, tufted, grayish plant with short spikes of rose-pink flowers nestled among leaves.

The bright rose-pink flowers of this species are conspicuous against the gray limestone; it is one of the first wildflowers to bloom in the normally dry spring of western Texas.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun


Native Distribution: Southern New Mexico and western Texas south to northern Mexico.
Native Habitat: Open, limestone flats and rocky or clay banks.

Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)

Definite Patch
(Chlosyne definita)

Larval Host
Learn more at BAMONA


Bibref 1186 - Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America (2005) Covell, C.V., Jr.
Bibref 1185 - Field Guide to Western Butterflies (Peterson Field Guides) (1999) Opler, P.A. and A.B. Wright

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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2019-06-11
Research By: TWC Staff

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