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Cienfuegosia drummondii

Cienfuegosia drummondii (A. Gray) Lewt.

Yellow Flymallow

Malvaceae (Mallow Family)


USDA Symbol: cidr

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

The species name of this plant is named for Thomas Drummond, (ca. 1790-1835), naturalist, born in Scotland, around 1790. In 1830 he made a trip to America to collect specimens from the western and southern United States. In March, 1833, he arrived at Velasco, Texas to begin his collecting work in that area. He spent twenty-one months working the area between Galveston Island and the Edwards Plateau, especially along the Brazos, Colorado, and Guadalupe rivers. His collections were the first made in Texas that were extensively distributed among the museums and scientific institutions of the world. He collected 750 species of plants and 150 specimens of birds. Drummond had hoped to make a complete botanical survey of Texas, but he died in Havana, Cuba, in 1835, while making a collecting tour of that island.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow



Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2015-01-05
Research By: DEW

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