Dyschoriste schiedeana var. decumbens [Acanthaceae]

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Scientific Name Dyschoriste schiedeana var. decumbens (Dyschoriste decumbens) USDA PLANTS Symbol DYSCD
Common Name Spreading Snakeherb ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 833951
Family Acanthaceae (Acanthus) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Dry, clay soils on plains, mesas, and foothills, 4,000 to 5,500 ft.
Plant: Mostly prostrate greyish--green perennial with stems branching from base.
Leaves: Stem leaves in tight, crowded clusters, spatulate to oblanceolate, tips rounded or with a small point, 3/4 to 1-1/4 inches long, sub-sessile; surfaces with small pubescent hairs.
Inflorescence: A few small blue to violet flowers borne in clusters or single in leaf axils; corollas about 3/4-inch long, bilabiate but appearing to have 5 small lobes; 4 protruding stamens; calyx about the same length as the corolla, cleft into 5 long, pointed segments with small pudbescent hairs.
Bloom Period: April to October.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston and SEINet.
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