Tiquilia species

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Scientific Name Tiquilia hispidissima (Coldenia hispidissima) USDA PLANTS Symbol
TIHI
Common Name Hairy Crinklemat ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
505518
Family Boraginaceae (Forget-me-not)
SEINet Reference
Description Habitat: Sunny, dry desert environment, incl. gypsum areas.
Plant: Low-growing/prostrate, woody, perennial, much-branched, 1 to 2 inches tall; forming mats 8 to 15-inches across; hairy stems.
Leaves: Clusters of narrow, linear (sometimes ovate or elliptic) leaves, less than 1/2 inch long and 1/16-inch wide; edges rolled under; moderately hairy surfaces.
Inflorescence: Small pink funnel-shaped flowers with 5 petals, less than 1/4-inch across; hairy calyx.
Blooming Period: May to August.
References: "wildflowers of Texas" by Michael Eason and SEINet.
Texas Status
Native
Scientific Name Tiquilia mexicana (Coldenia mexicana) USDA PLANTS Symbol
TIME
Common Name Mexican Crinklemat ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
505520
Family Boraginaceae (Forget-me-not)
SEINet Reference
Description Habitat: Sunny, dry desert environment, sandy or gravelly locations in Big Bend area.
Plant: Mat-forming perennial up to several inches tall; hairy, branching stems, prostrate stems woody and whitish toward the base, reddish above.
Leaves: Clusters of small, narrow, elliptic or ovate leaves with pointed bases and tips; about 3/8-inch long and 1/4-inch wide; surfaces very hairy.
Inflorescence: Pink to magenta funnel-shaped flowers with 5 rounded, spreading lobes; from leaf axils; about 1/4-inch across.
Blooming Period: March to June.
References: "Wildflowers of Texas" by Michael Eason, "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston and www.americansouthwest.net.
Texas Status
Native

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