Stenandrium barbatum

(Early Shaggytuft)


Stenandrium barbatum, Agua Fria Rd, Brewster Co. 1241/1247


Stenandrium barbatum, Agua Fria Rd, Brewster Co. 1270


Stenandrium barbatum, Agua Fria Rd, Brewster Co. 1248/1261

Scientific Name Stenandrium barbatum USDA PLANTS Symbol STBA
Common Name Early Shaggytuft, Shaggy Stenandrium ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 34399
Family Acanthaceae (Acanthus) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Dry limestone or clay soils; open areas.
Plant: Dwarf, multiheaded, tufted perennial 2-3/8 inches tall or less with a woody, stout underground stem.
Leaves: Crowded, gray-green leaves, up to 1-3/4 inches long and about 1/4-inch wide, oblanceolate, narrowing to an indistinct petiole; blades covered with long, shaggy white hairs.
Inflorescence: Blossoms about 3/4-inch across with 5 spreading pink lobes with white streaks; lower three lobes broader.
Bloom Period: March to June.
Reference: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston and "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi.
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