Yeatesia platystegia (Torr.) Hilsenb.
Montell Bractspike, Wild Shrimp Plant
Acanthaceae (Acanthus Family)
Synonym(s): Tetramerium platystegium
USDA Symbol: YEPL
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Flowers are pale lavender fading to near white.
Native Habitat: This native is unique to Texas and is found on the Rio Grande Plains and the Edwards Plateau.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Conditions Comments: Flowers have conspicuous bracts and open over a long period like most members of this family, and stems branch freely. More of a south Texas plant that winters over here in a warmer microclimate in the garden or through milder winters.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Nectar Source: yes
Web ReferenceWebref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Yeatesia platystegia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Yeatesia platystegia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Yeatesia platystegia
MetadataRecord Modified: 2023-03-02
Research By: LAL