|Scientific Name||Tiquilia hispidissima (Coldenia hispidissima)||USDA PLANTS Symbol||TIHI|
|Common Name||Hairy Crinklemat||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||505518|
|Description||Habitat: Sunny, dry desert environment, especially in gypseous soils.
Plant: Low-growing/prostrate, woody, perennial, much-branched, 1 to 2 inches tall; forming mats 8 to 15-inches across; hairy stems.
Leaves: Clusters of narrow, linear (sometimes ovate or elliptic) leaves, less than 1/2 inch long and 1/16-inch wide; edges rolled under; moderately hairy surfaces.
Inflorescence: Small pink funnel-shaped flowers with 5 petals, less than 1/4-inch across; hairy calyx.
Blooming Period: May to August.
References: "Wildflowers of Texas" by Michael Eason and SEINet; Coldenia hispidissima in "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston.
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