|Scientific Name||Menodora scabra||USDA PLANTS Symbol||MESC|
|Common Name||Rough Menodora||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||32985|
|Description||Habitat: Dry, rocky or sandy soils; hillsides, mesas, scrublands.
Plant: Perennial with several to many erect stems from a woody base; 4 to 16 inches tall.
Leaves: Opposite lower, becoming alternate above; sessile; blades linear-oblong to elliptic-oblong with a tapering base; 3/8 to 1-1/4 inches long and up to 1/4-inch wide; minutely but distinctly rough-hairy, at least along margins.
Inflorescence: Small, terminal clusters of a few bright yellow flowers, each flower about 1/2-inch across, funnel-shaped with 5 or 6 lobes (petals) with rounded tips bending slightly backwards at maturity; 7 to 12 (+/-) narrow, pointed, rough-hairy calyx lobes (sepals) below; two protruding stamens less than 1/3-inch long; protruding pistil 3/8-inch long.
Bloom Period: April to June.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, American Southwest, and SEINet.
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