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Teucrium cubense Jacq.
Small Coastal Germander, Coast Germander
Lamiaceae (Mint Family)
USDA Symbol: TECU
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Root Type: Tap
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Ovate
Leaf Margin: Lobed
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Fruit Type: Nut
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.
Flower: Flowers 5/8 in. long.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: White, often with purple lines or spots.
DistributionUSA: AL , AZ , CA , LA , NM , TX
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Conditions Comments: This delicate, herbaceous mint relative with multitudes of small white blossoms often grows adjacent to prickly pear.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Nectar Source: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Naval Air Station Kingsville - Kingsville, TX
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-1257 Collected 2008-12-05 in Brazoria County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
BibliographyBibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.
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Web ReferenceWebref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Teucrium cubense in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Teucrium cubense in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Teucrium cubense
MetadataRecord Modified: 2023-02-28
Research By: JMS