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Nama species [Boraginaceae]

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Scientific Name Nama havardii USDA PLANTS Symbol NAHA
Common Name Havard Nama, Havard Fiddleleaf ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 503920
Family Boraginaceae (Forget-me-not) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Open sandy, gravelly areas, often in washes.
Plant: Erect annual usually about 6 inches tall, sometimes to 16 inches tall; sturdy, hairy stems branching from base and above.
Leaves: Highly variable stem leaves and those below inflorescence, alternate, oblong to oval-spatulate and petiolate with soft hairs on both surfaces; edges may roll downward.
Inflorescence: Pink, purplish, sometimes white bell-shaped flowers 1/2 inch across with 5 rounded lobes with dark veins and white-throat; yellow stamens.
Bloom Time: March to June.
Notes: Found only in a few counties of far West Texas, mainly in Big Bend.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, “Little Big Bend” by Roy Morey and www.americansouthwest.net
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Texas Status:
Native
Scientific Name Nama hispida (Nama hispidum) USDA PLANTS Symbol NAHI
Common Name Sand Bells, Bristly Nama ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 835388
Family Boraginaceae (Forget-me-not) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Sand and gravelly or rocky soils in various habitats; widespread in Texas.
Plant: Erect or ascending, broadly branching annual 4 to 20 inches tall; hairy stems and leaves.
Leaves: Variable leaves, alternate, linear-oblong to obovate or narrowly spatulate, 1/2 to 2-3/4 inches long and up to 1/3-inch wide; curled edges; surfaces covered with bristly hairs, glandular and non-glandular, moreso than N. havardii.
Inflorescence: Solitary in leaf axils or small terminal clusters of pink to lavender to bright purple bell-shaped flowers with yellow throats, 1/2 inch across; linear-lanceolate calyx lobes divided nearly to the base.
Bloom Period: March to July.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, “Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country” by Marshall Enquist and SEINet.
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Texas Status:
Native

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