Acleisanthes wrightii

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Scientific Name Acleisanthes wrightii USDA PLANTS Symbol
ACWR3
Common Name Wright's Trumpets ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
19549
Family Nyctaginaceae (Four O’clock) eFloras.org Reference
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Description Habitat: Open, semi-desert prairies; rocky, limestone soils; far West Texas and Big Bend.
Plant: Perennial with several somewhat hairy stems, erect or spreading from base.
Leaves: Opposite pairs of unequal length, curly, pale-yellowish green, oval to ovate, or ovate-lanceolate, 3/8 to 2 inches long; petioles half as long as blades.
Inflorescence: White, erect, trumpet-shaped blossoms about 1/2-inch across with elongated tubular portion 1 to 2 inches long connecting to stem.
Bloom period: Spring to fall.
References: Descr. adapted from "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, "Rare Plants of Texas" by Poole, Carr, Rice and Singhurst, and Flora of North America.
Texas Status
Native
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