Tiquilia species [Boraginaceae]

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Scientific Name Tiquilia greggii (Coldenia greggii) USDA PLANTS Symbol TIGR
Common Name Plumed Crinklemat ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 505517
Family Boraginaceae (Forget-me-not) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Limestone soils in dry, open desert scrub and rocky slopes.
Plant: Rounded shrub usually about 1 ft tall, but may be taller, much-branched and compact.
Leaves: Many hairy ovate to elliptic leaves, 1/3 inch long or less and and 1/4-inch wide or less.
Inflorescence: Small magenta or pink funnel-shaped flowers in a cluster about 3/4-inch across surrounded by feathery, woolly calyx hairs; each blossom with 5 petals and about than 1/4-inch across.
Blooming Period: May to September and after rains.
References: "Little Big Bend" by Roy Morey, "Wildflowers of Texas" by Michael Eason and “Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston.
BONAP Distribution Map

Texas Status:
Native
Scientific Name Tiquilia hispidissima (Coldenia hispidissima) USDA PLANTS Symbol TIHI
Common Name Hairy Crinklemat ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 505518
Family Boraginaceae (Forget-me-not) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Sunny, dry desert environment, incl. gypsum areas.
Plant: Low-growing/prostrate, woody, perennial, much-branched, 1 to 2 inches tall; forming mats 8 to 15-inches across; hairy stems.
Leaves: Clusters of narrow, linear (sometimes ovate or elliptic) leaves, less than 1/2 inch long and 1/16-inch wide; edges rolled under; moderately hairy surfaces.
Inflorescence: Small pink funnel-shaped flowers with 5 petals, less than 1/4-inch across; hairy calyx.
Blooming Period: May to August.
References: "Wildflowers of Texas" by Michael Eason and SEINet.
BONAP Distribution Map

Texas Status:
Native
Scientific Name Tiquilia mexicana (Coldenia mexicana) USDA PLANTS Symbol TIME
Common Name Mexican Crinklemat ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 505520
Family Boraginaceae (Forget-me-not) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Sunny, dry desert environment, sandy or gravelly locations in Big Bend area.
Plant: Mat-forming perennial up to several inches tall; hairy, branching stems, prostrate stems woody and whitish toward the base, reddish above.
Leaves: Clusters of small, narrow, elliptic or ovate leaves with pointed bases and tips; about 3/8-inch long and 1/4-inch wide; surfaces very hairy.
Inflorescence: Pink to magenta funnel-shaped flowers with 5 rounded, spreading lobes; from leaf axils; about 1/4-inch across.
Blooming Period: March to June.
References: "Wildflowers of Texas" by Michael Eason, "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston and www.americansouthwest.net.
BONAP Distribution Map

Texas Status:
Native

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