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Tidestromia suffruticosa

Tidestromia suffruticosa (Torr.) Standl.

Shrubby Honeysweet

Amaranthaceae (Amaranth Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate , Oblong , Obovate , Ovate , Reniform
Leaf Base: Cordate , Cuneate , Oblique
Leaf Texture: Papery
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Fruit: A utricle.
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Notes: Yellowish or yellowish-brown. (Webref 3).


Native Distribution: Trans-Pecos Texas, southern New Mexico and Mexico in Chihuahua, Durango, and Coahuila.
Native Habitat: In limestone and gypseous soils and gravels. (Bibref 293).


Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston

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Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2012-09-17
Research By: JAM

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