Texas
Wildbuds

Chilopsis linearis

(Desert Willow)

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Chilopsis linearis, Blue Creek Canyon, Big Bend National Park 4440

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Chilopsis linearis, Blue Creek Canyon, Big Bend National Park 4445

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Chilopsis linearis, Cerro Castellan, Big Bend National Park 2399

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Chilopsis linearis, Cerro Castellan, Big Bend National Park 2376

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Chilopsis linearis, Blue Creek Canyon, Big Bend National Park 4450

Scientific Name Chilopsis linearis USDA PLANTS Symbol CHLI2
Common Name Desert Willow ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 34318
Family Bignoniaceae (Trumpet-creeper) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Sandy soils in dry desert streambeds; often cultivated in central and southern Texas.
Plant: Deciduous shrub or small tree, 6 to 30 feet tall.
Leaves: Dark green, often drooping, linear to lanceolate 4 to 7 inches long, mostly alternate.
Inflorescence: Drooping tubular blossoms borne in racemes, each flower 1 to 1-1/2 inches long, spreading at the opening into 5 ruffled, petal-like pink or lavender lobes with dark streaks.
Bloom Period: April to September.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, Wildflower Center and SEINet.
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Texas Status:
Native

Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX

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