|Scientific Name||Zeltnera calycosa (Centaurium calycosum)||USDA PLANTS Symbol||CECA3|
|Common Name||Rosita||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||822494|
|Description||Habitat: Moist soils along streams, in meadows and on hillsides.
Plant: Erect annual up to 2 feet tall, usually shorter, simple or branched.
Leaves: Smooth stem leaves well-spaced, opposite, sessile, lanceolate to ovate, 3/4 to 2 inches long, up to 1/2-inch wide.
Inflorescence: Bright pink to rose-colored, rarely white flowers, calyx tube opening into star shape with 5 pointed lobes, white at base, about 1 inch across; protruding stamens with coiled yellow anthers.
Bloom Period: April to June.
References: "Wildflowers of Texas" by Michael Eason and SEINet; Centaurium calycosum in "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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