|Scientific Name||Aloysia wrightii||USDA PLANTS Symbol||ALWR|
|Common Name||Wright's Beebrush||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||32134|
|Description||Habitat: Rocky or gravelly slopes in gullies, canyons, on maesa and in desert scrub; 1,500 to 6,000 ft
Plant: Aromatic much-branched shrub up to 5 ft. tall and about as wide; brittle stems with thin bark.
Leaves: Opposite, strong-smelling, often crowded blades, small, ovate or nearly round, 0.1 to 0.6 (rarely up to 1.2) inches long and 0.1 to 0.5 inches wide and with rounded tips; edges crenulate or crenate-serrate with small rounded teeth; deep veins on upper surface, lower is densely hairy.
Inflorescence: Open, many-flowered, leafy panicles composed of slender, densely-flowered spikes 0.4 to 1.6 inches long; small, white flowers about 0.1-inch long and less than 0.1 inch across; the tubular calyx is about 0.1 inch long and densely covered with grayish hairs.
Bloom Period: June October.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, University of Arizona and SEINet.
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