Nama species

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Scientific Name Nama havardii USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Havard Nama, Havard Fiddleleaf ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Boraginaceae (Forget-me-not) SEINet Reference
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Description Habitat: Open sandy, gravelly areas, often in washes.
Plant: Erect annual usually up to 6 inches tall sometimes to 15 inches tall; sturdy, hairy stems branching from base and above.
Leaves: Highly variable stem leaves and below inflorescence, oblanceolate with soft hairs on both surfaces; edges may roll downward.
Inflorescence: Pink, purplish, sometimes white bell-shaped flowers 1/2 inch across with 5 rounded lobes with dark veins and white-ringed, yellow center; yellow stamens.
Bloom Time: March to June.
Notes: Found only in a few counties of far West Texas, mainly in Big Bend.
References: Descr. adapted from “Little Big Bend” by Roy Morey and
Texas Status
Scientific Name Nama hispida (Nama hispidum) USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Sand Bells, Bristly Nama ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Boraginaceae (Forget-me-not) Wildflower Center Ref:
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Description Erect broadly branching annual 3 to 12 inches tall; hairy stems and leaves; variable leaves, alternate, narrowly spatulate, 1/2 to 1-1/4 inches long, curled edges, bristly hairs, moreso than N. havardii; pink to lavender bell-shaped flowers with yellow throats, 1/2 inch across. Descr. excerpt from “Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country” by Marshall Enquist and SEINet. Texas Status
Scientific Name Nama torynophyllum (Nama torynophylla) USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Mat Nama ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Boraginaceae (Forget-me-not) Wildflower Center Ref.
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Description Sandy areas; mat-growing plant with stems radiating from a central point; small, fleshy, green leaves; very small pink flowers, 1/6 inch across, with 5 pleated lobes. Descr. excerpt from “Little Big Bend” by Roy Morey. Texas Status

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