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Teucrium cubense (Small coastal germander)
Marcus, Joseph A.

Teucrium cubense

Teucrium cubense Jacq.

Small Coastal Germander, Coast Germander

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
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.
Fruit: Nutlets.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: White, often with purple lines or spots.


USA: AL , AZ , CA , LA , NM , TX

Growing Conditions

Water 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.


Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Nectar Source: yes

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

According 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 Bank

LBJWC-1257 Collected 2008-12-05 in Brazoria County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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


Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.

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Web Reference

Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-02-28
Research By: JMS

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