|Scientific Name||Zeltnera glandulifera (Centaurium glanduliferum)||USDA PLANTS Symbol||CEGL6|
|Common Name||Sticky Centaury, Glandular Mountain Pink||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||822507|
|Description||Habitat: Gravelly, rocky limestone soils; prairies, hillside, roadsides of Big Bend area.
Plant: Erect, bushy annual 6 or more inches tall with single, much-branched, glandular-hairy stem; branches in upper portions grouped together.
Leaves: Glandular-hairy stem leaves opposite, sessile, narrowly linear-oblanceolate, up to 1-1/4 inches long, 1/8 inch wide; uppermost nearly thread-like.
Inflorescence: Numerous bright pink to rose-colored flowers in terminal clusters or at branch forks; calyx tube opening into star shape with 5 pointed lobes, white at base, about 3/4 inch across; protruding stamens with coiled yellow anthers.
Bloom Period: May to August.
References: Centaurium beyrichii var. glanduliferum in "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston; "Wildflowers of Texas" by Michael Eason.
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