Stenandrium barbatum Torr. & A. Gray
Early Shaggytuft, Shaggy Stenandrium
Acanthaceae (Acanthus Family)
Synonym(s): Gerardia barbata
USDA Symbol: STBA
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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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun
DistributionUSA: NM , TX
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)
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BibliographyBibref 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 resourcesUSDA: Find Stenandrium barbatum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Stenandrium barbatum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Stenandrium barbatum
MetadataRecord Modified: 2019-06-11
Research By: TWC Staff