|Scientific Name||Acourtia runcinata||USDA PLANTS Symbol||ACRU3|
|Common Name||Peonia, Featherleaf Desertpeony||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||36455|
|Description|| Habitat: Rocky calcareous, sandy clay, and gypsum soils in woodlands and desert scrub.
Plant: Low, upright perennial, 3 to 12 inches tall.
Leaves: Flat or upright basal leaves are large, oblong-oblanceolate overall, with deep, rounded lobes with spiny edges; blades up to 9 inches long; petioles from less than 1 inch to 3.5 inches long.
Inflorescence: Small flowers, single or in groups of 3, on stalks up to 12 inches long, each up to 1 inch across, with 25 to 53 florets with pink to lavender corollas.
Bloom Period: April to June.
References: Flora of North America, "Wildflowers of Texas" by Michael Eason and "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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