Warnockia scutellarioides (Engelm. & A. Gray) M.W. Turner
Prairie Brazosmint, Prairie Brazoria
Lamiaceae (Mint Family)
Synonym(s): Brazoria scutellarioides
USDA Symbol: WASC
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual
Size Notes: 6-12 inches tall
Size Class: 0-1 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
DistributionUSA: OK , TX
Native Habitat: In calcareous soils in Central Texas. Well-drained clays, limestone.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Conditions Comments: Prairie brazoria, an attractive prairie plant, grows well in a formal garden and in extensive colonies. It tends to reseed itself, so brazoria colonies can be easy to acquire. The genus is named after Barton Warnock, a prominent West Texas botanist. The species name scuttelarioides, refers to the resemblance it bears to the skullcaps.
BenefitUse Ornamental: Twines on fences & other plants, Arbor, Ground cover
Use Wildlife: Provides nectar for adult butterflies.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Deer Resistant: No
PropagationDescription: Spring annual that blooms later and longer than most. Start in fall to give it time to grow over the winter.
Seed Collection: Collect seed in May, June.
Commercially Avail: yes
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0013 Collected May 10, 1990 in Bexar County by Judith C. Berry
NPSOT 1026 Collected May 1, 1995 in Bexar County by Mike Fox
NPSOT 0219 Collected May 12, 1992 in Comal County by Mary Beth White
NPSOT 0174D Collected Apr. 28, 1991 in Bexar County by Judith C. Berry
NPSOT 0581 Collected May 11, 1990 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
NPSOT 0044 Collected May 4, 1990 in Bexar County by Lottie Millsaps
NPSOT 0150 Collected May 1, 1991 in Bexar County by Lottie Millsaps
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Warnockia scutellarioides in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Warnockia scutellarioides in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Warnockia scutellarioides
MetadataRecord Modified: 2017-09-26
Research By: LAL