Leucophyllum species

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Scientific Name Leucophyllum candidum USDA PLANTS Symbol
LECA12
Common Name Boquillas Silverleaf, Brewster County Barometerbush ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
33628
Family Scrophulariaceae (Figwort) SEINet Reference
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Description Habitat: Gravelly, rocky limestone hills in the Big Bend area and south into Mexico
Plant: Small multi-branched shrub, less than 4 feet tall; newer stems whitish, fuzzy.
Leaves: Small, fuzzy, silvery-white obovate, and alternately-attached.
Inflorescence: Small intense violet blossoms in leaf axils; blooms after rains.
References: Adapted from "Little Big Bend" by Roy Morey and University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Service.
Texas Status
Native
Scientific Name Leucophyllum frutescens USDA PLANTS Symbol
LEFR3
Common Name Texas Purple Sage, Texas Barometer-bush, Cenizo ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
33629
Family Scrophulariaceae (Figwort) Wildflower Center Ref.
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Description Compact shrub 2 to 5 ft. tall and 4 to 6 ft. wide; silvery-gray to greenish leaves about 1 inch or less long, tapering from a rounded tip to the base, smooth edges; bell-shaped, violet to purple flowers 1 inch long. Description excerpt from www.wildflower.org. Texas Status
Native

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