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Zeltnera species [Gentianaceae]

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Scientific Name Zeltnera beyrichii (Centaurium beyrichii) USDA PLANTS Symbol CEBE
Common Name Mountain Pink, Rock Centaury ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 822506
Family Gentianaceae (Gentian) Wildflower Center Ref. Click Here
Description Habitat: Gravelly, rocky limestone soils; prairies, hillside, roadsides.
Plant: Erect, bushy annual about 12 inches tall with single, much-branched stem; branches in upper portions grouped together.
Leaves: Smooth stem leaves opposite, sessile, narrowly linear-oblanceolate, up to 1-1/4 inches long, 1/8 inch wide; uppermost nearly thread-like.
Inflorescence: Numerous bright pink to rose-colored flowers in terminal clusters or at branch forks; calyx tube opening into star shape with 5 pointed lobes, white at base, about 3/4 inch across; protruding stamens with coiled yellow anthers.
Bloom Period: May to August.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, "Wildflowers of Texas" by Michael Eason and "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilsvsgi.
BONAP Distribution Map

Texas Status:
Native
Scientific Name Zeltnera calycosa (Centaurium calycosum) USDA PLANTS Symbol CECA3
Common Name Rosita ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 822494
Family Gentianaceae (Gentian) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Moist soils along streams, in meadows and on hillsides.
Plant: Erect annual up to 2 feet tall, usually shorter, simple or branched.
Leaves: Smooth stem leaves well-spaced, opposite, sessile, lanceolate to ovate, 3/4 to 2 inches long, up to 1/2-inch wide.
Inflorescence: Bright pink to rose-colored, rarely white flowers, calyx tube opening into star shape with 5 pointed lobes, white at base, about 1 inch across; protruding stamens with coiled yellow anthers.
Bloom Period: April to June.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, "Wildflowers of Texas" by Michael Eason and SEINet.
BONAP Distribution Map

Texas Status:
Native
Scientific Name Zeltnera glandulifera (Centaurium glanduliferum) USDA PLANTS Symbol CEGL6
Common Name Sticky Centaury, Glandular Mountain Pink ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 822507
Family Gentianaceae (Gentian) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Gravelly, rocky limestone soils; prairies, hillside, roadsides of Big Bend area.
Plant: Erect, bushy annual 6 or more inches tall with single, much-branched, glandular-hairy stem; branches in upper portions grouped together.
Leaves: Glandular-hairy stem leaves opposite, sessile, narrowly linear-oblanceolate, up to 1-1/4 inches long, 1/8 inch wide; uppermost nearly thread-like.
Inflorescence: Numerous bright pink to rose-colored flowers in terminal clusters or at branch forks; calyx tube opening into star shape with 5 pointed lobes, white at base, about 3/4 inch across; protruding stamens with coiled yellow anthers.
Bloom Period: May to August.
References: Centaurium beyrichii var. glanduliferum in "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston; "Wildflowers of Texas" by Michael Eason.
BONAP Distribution Map

Texas Status:
Native

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