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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Palafoxia rosea (Bush) Cory
Rosy palafox, Rose palafoxia
USDA Symbol: paro
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
This genus is named after José de Palafox y Melzi, Duke of Saragossa (1776–1847), a Spanish captain-general, in the war against the invading armies of Napoleon.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
CO , KS , NM , OK , TX , WY Native Habitat:
Prairie, Plains, Meadows, Pastures, Savannahs USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay, Limestone-based, Caliche type
BenefitUse Ornamental: Rocky hillside, Wildflower meadow
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0483
Collected Jul 30, 1993 in Atascosa County by Louise Morrell
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Record Modified: 2010-10-20
Research By: TWC Staff