Leucophyllum candidum [Scrophulariaceae]

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Scientific Name Leucophyllum candidum USDA PLANTS Symbol LECA12
Common Name Boquillas Silverleaf, Brewster County Barometerbush ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 33628
Family Scrophulariaceae (Figwort) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Gravelly, rocky limestone hills in the Big Bend area and south into Mexico at elevations from 2000 to 4000 ft.
Plant: Small multi-branched shrub, less than 4 feet tall; newer stems whitish, fuzzy.
Leaves: Small, fuzzy, silvery-white, mostly broadly obovate to obovate-orbicular, reniform, or ovate, 1/2-inch long; alternate to subopposite.
Inflorescence: Small, bell-shaped, dark to light violet-purple blossoms in leaf axils, 1/2 to 7/8-inch long, 5-lobed corolla with hairy throat and orange-dotted white blotch inside; blooms after rains.
Blooming period: May to November.
References: "Little Big Bend" by Roy Morey, Texas A&M and Flora of North America.
BONAP Distribution Map

Texas Status:
Native

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