|Scientific Name||Teucrium cubense||USDA PLANTS Symbol||TECU|
|Common Name||Small Coastal Germander||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||32354|
|Description||Habitat: Generally found in low, wet areas in sandy or silty soils along arroyos, washes or stream banks; the plants shown here were found in Big Bend at ~6000 ft in the Chisos Basin in gravelly soil. |
Plant: Upright annual or perennial with several stems from base, 6 to 28 inches tall, unbranched.
Leaves: Opposite 1/2 to 2 inches long with 2 to 8 lobes cut almost halfway through leaf and may be cut again.
Inflorescence: Small flowers 1/2 to 3/4 inch long with 5 white petals with purple streaks united at base and forming lobes; lower lip with 3 lobes, center lobe long and broad; arching stamens.
Bloom Period: March to May.
References: "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi, and SEINet.
|BONAP Distribution Map
Map Color Key
Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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