Tiquilia species

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Scientific Name Tiquilia hispidissima USDA PLANTS Symbol
TIHI
Common Name Hairy Crinklemat ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
505518
Family Boraginaceae (Forget-me-not) SEINet Reference
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Description Habitat: Sunny, dry desert environment, incl. gypsum areas.
Plant: Low-growing, woody, perennial, 1 to 2 inches tall; forming mats 8 to 15-inches across; hairy stems.
Leaves: Clusters of narrow, hairy, curled linear leaves, about 3/8-inch long
Inflorescence: Small pink funnel-shaped flowers with 5 petals, less than 1/4-inch across, hairy calyx.
Blooming Period: May to August.
References: Descr. adapted from SEINet.
Texas Status
Native
Scientific Name Tiquilia mexicana USDA PLANTS Symbol
TIME
Common Name Mexican Crinklemat ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
505520
Family Boraginaceae (Forget-me-not) SEINet Reference
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Description Habitat: Sunny, dry desert environment, sandy or gravelly locations in Big Bend area.
Plant: Mat-forming perennial up to several inches tall; hairy stems, prostrate stems woody and whitish toward the base, reddish above.
Leaves: Clusters of small, narrow, hairy elliptic or ovate leaves with pointed bases and tips; less than 1/3-inch long.
Inflorescence: Pink, white/lavender funnel-shaped flowers with 5 lobes; from leaf axils; about 1/2-inch across.
Blooming Period: March to June.
References: Descr. adapted from www.americansouthwest.net and "Trees and Shrubs of Mexico" by Standley.
Texas Status
Native

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