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Teucrium species [Lamiaceae]

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Scientific Name Teucrium cubense USDA PLANTS Symbol TECU
Common Name Small Coastal Germander ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 32354
Family Lamiaceae (Mint) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Generally found in low, wet areas in sandy or silty soils along arroyos, washes or stream banks; the plants shown below were found in Big Bend at ~6000 ft in the Chisos Basin in gravelly soil.
Plant: Upright annual or perennial with several stems from base, 6 to 28 inches tall, unbranched.
Leaves: Opposite 1/2 to 2 inches long with 2 to 8 lobes cut almost halfway through leaf and may be cut again.
Inflorescence: Small flowers 1/2 to 3/4 inch long with 5 white petals with purple streaks united at base and forming lobes; lower lip with 3 lobes, center lobe long and broad; arching stamens.
Bloom Period: March to May.
References: "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi, and SEINet.
BONAP Distribution Map

Texas Status:
Native
Scientific Name Teucrium laciniatum USDA PLANTS Symbol TELA
Common Name Cut-leaf Germander ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 32359
Family Lamiaceae (Mint) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Limestone or gypsum soils in pastures, plains, open areas.
Plant: Low-growing perennial with several to many erect stems branching from base in tufts, 3 to 6 inches tall, rarely taller.
Leaves: Opposite leaves 0.4 to 2 inches long, deeply pinnately-lobed 2 to 8 times and lobes may be cut again with tips rolled inward (revolute).
Inflorescence: Flowers crowded at stem tips, 1/2 to 1 inch long with 5 white petals with purple streaks united at base and forming lobes; lower lip with 3 lobes, center lobe very long and broad with hairs on upper surface; upper two lobes much smaller; long, protruding stamens and stigma.
Bloom Period: May to September.
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

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