Capsicum annuum var. glabriusculum

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Scientific Name Capiscum annum var. glabriusculum USDA PLANTS Symbol
CAANG
Common Name Cayenne Pepper, Chilitepin, Bird Pepper ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
527045
Family Solanaceae (Nightshade) Encyclopedia of Life Reference
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Description Habitat: Well-drained, moist areas; Rio Grande Valley, south central Texas and Gulf Coast.
Plant: Perennial shrub usually up to 3 feet tall.
Leaves: Alternate, ovate to lanceolate on petioles; smooth edges; 2-1/2 inches long.
Inflorescence: Small white star-shaped flowers about 1/2-inch diameter, 5 lobes and 5 bluish stamens; from leaf axils.
Bloom Period: Spring to fall.
Fruit: Small red pepper berries, ellipsoidal about 1/3-inch diameter; burning sensation if eaten.
References: "Wildflowers of Texas" by Michael Eason.
Texas Status
Native

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