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Terrell, Alan C.
Nyctaginia capitata Choisy
Devil's bouquet, Scarlet muskflower
USDA Symbol: nyca
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf Retention: Deciduous Size Notes:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: Flowers open in cool of evening and close in the hot sun of the next day.
NM , TX Native Habitat:
Sandy, loamy or caliche soils along roadsides and in fields, mainly in the southern half of Texas. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Fragrant Flowers: yes
Deer Resistant: High
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Mr. Smarty Plants says
Need plants with red flowers to grow in shaded area in yard in Austin.
May 04, 2010
I have a shaded area where all the shrubs die. I would like to plant some flowers there instead of shrubs. What red flower plants can sustain a lot of shade.
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Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 1104
Collected May 28, 1991 in Bexar County by Harold C. WalkerNPSOT 0473
Collected Jun 30, 1987 in Bexar County by Harry CliffeNPSOT 0952
Collected Sep 1, 1994 in Bexar County by Harry CliffeNPSOT 0157
Collected May 21, 1991 in Bexar County by Lottie MillsapsNPSOT 0723
Collected Aug 4, 1992 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
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Record Modified: 2010-08-17
Research By: LMD, MAC