|Scientific Name||Cordia boissieri||USDA PLANTS Symbol||COBO2|
|Common Name||Texas Olive, Anacahuita, Mexican Olive||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||31744|
|Family||Cordiaceae (Cordia) formerly Boraginaceae (Forget-me-not)||SEINet
|Description||Habitat: Brushland, thickets, prairies and roadsides.
Plant: Shrub or tree up to 20 ft. high and 10 to 15 ft. across; multiple trunks with gray or light-brown bark, deeply fissured and shredding;, drooping branches, no thorns.
Leaves: Non-deciduous, alternate, ovate or oblong-ovate up to 5 inches long and with entire or crenellate margins.
Inflorescence: Clusters of white trumpet-shaped blossoms with yellow throats, each up to 2 inches across; petals resembling crepe paper; 5 stamens.
Bloom Period: Year-round but most profusely in the spring.
References: Wildflower Center, University of Florida, and Arizona State University.
|BONAP Distribution Map
Map Color Key
Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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