Galphimia angustifolia [Malpighiaceae]

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Scientific Name Galphimia angustifolia (Thryallis angustifolia) USDA PLANTS Symbol GAAN3
Common Name Narrowleaf Goldenshower ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 29268
Family Malpighiaceae (Barbados-Cherry) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Dry, rocky limestone ground, open or thinly wooded hills, prairies; often found among grasses.
Plant: Perennial. Bushy clump of leaves with a few to several erect flower-bearing, somewhat hairy stems; overall 6 to 18 inches tall.
Leaves: Stem leaves opposite, linear-lanceolate, 1 to 2 inches long.
Inflorescence: Racemes 3 to 6 inches long with a few yellow to yellow-orange blossoms, becoming red with age, about 5/8-inch across; 5 petals, triangular-ovate in shape, very narrow at base, with prominent central rib and crinkly edges; 5 green sepals extending forward between petals then curving back, bearded at tip; prominent stamens.
Bloom Period: May to October.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist, and Flora of North America.
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