Acleisanthes wrightii

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Scientific Name Acleisanthes wrightii USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Wright's Trumpets ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Nyctaginaceae (Four O’clock) Flora of North America Ref. Click Here
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: "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.
BONAP Distribution Map

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