Bouvardia ternifolia [Rubiaceae]

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Scientific Name Bouvardia ternifolia (Bouvardia glaberrima) USDA PLANTS Symbol BOTE2
Common Name Firecrackerbush ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 34953
Family Rubiaceae (Madder) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Dry sandy soils on rocky slopes and canyon bottoms, pine-oak and juniper-oak woodlands, on rimrock or among boulders, mountainous areas, 2500 to 8000 ft.
Plant: Upright perennial shrub with numerous branches, 40 to 60 inches tall.
Leaves: Smooth or velvety leaves in nodes of 3 to 4 on short petioles; blades ovate to lanceolate with pointed tips, 3/4 to 3-1/2 inches long; margins with short, rough hairs.
Inflorescence: A few to several bright red tubular flowers in terminal cymes, each about 5/8 to 1-1/4 inches long; corollas 4-lobed and covered with short hairs; stamens not protruding, style protruding; calyx with 4 lanceolate to thread-like lobes.
Bloom Period: May to November.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston and SEINet.
BONAP Distribution Map

Texas Status:
Native

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