Bouchetia anomala [Solanaceae]

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Scientific Name Bouchetia anomala (Bouchetia erecta) USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Painted-tongue ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Solanaceae (Nightshade) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Prairies and rocky slopes.
Plant: Erect perennial up to 9 inches long, several to many stemmed from base; foliage short-hairy, with appressed to upward-curved hairs, scattered minute glandular hairs.
Leaves: Alternate, narrowly oblong-spatulate to lanceolate, up to 2 inches long and about 3/8-inch wide, usually much smaller; covered with small hairs; margins entire and somewhat wavey.
Inflorescence: Single flowers on pedicels from forks of diverging branches, 1/3 to 1/2-inch across; white or light pink-purple funnel-shaped corolla with 5 lobes with gren veins; calyx with 5 lobes; 5 stamens with yellow anthers; greenish stigma extending slightly above anthers
Bloom Period: May to October.
References: "Shinners & Mahler’s Flora of North Central Texas" by Diggs, Lipscomb and O’Kennon and Vascular Plants of Williamson County.
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Texas Status:
Endemic to Texas

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