Stillingia texana

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Scientific Name Stillingia texana USDA PLANTS Symbol
STTE3
Common Name Texas Toothleaf, Queen's Delight ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
28417
Family Euphorbiaceae (Spurge) SEINet Reference
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Description Habitat: Dry calcareous soils in fields and on hillsides.
Plant: Upright perennial 8 to 24 inches tall, multiple leafy stems from base.
Leaves: Alternate dark green stem leaves, narrowly elliptic to lanceolate with small teeth along edges; prominent mid vein.
Inflorescence: Terminal spike 1-1/4 to 3-1/2 inches long with many small yellowish-green male and female flowers.
Bloom Period: April and May.
Reference: Descr. adapted from Flora of North America, "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist, and "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston.
Texas Status
Native

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