Wildflowers forum: Teucrium genus

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Jun 25, 2012 9:30 PM CST
Teucrium is a genus in the family Lamiaceae (Mint family)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teucrium


Teucrium cubense
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Jun 25, 2012 10:08 PM CST
Teucrium cubense - Small Coastal Germander

Native in the Southern United States.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teucrium_cubense

Pictures taken in Corpus Christi, Tx, in different locations in the city.
They are wild plants
I am pretty sure of identification of this plants. If not, please correct me.

2010-April-10

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2011-November-18

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Tomorrow I will submit some more pictures.
I think the plant can present interest for gardening with native plants
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Horntoad
Jun 25, 2012 11:09 PM CST
I agree that it is Teucrium cubense and it does look like it might be good for a native garden. I planted some Teucrium canadense that we have growing around here. Here are some photos of wild specimens I took in May of this year. The butterflies love them.


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Jun 26, 2012 6:03 AM CST

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I have Teucrium canadense also, it is very pretty, but spreads like wildfire, very easy to pull though, it makes a great tall groundcover. Smiling
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Jun 28, 2012 9:45 PM CST
Thanks Jay for ID confirmation.
Teucrium canadense look nice and if they attract butterflies is good for a butterflies garden.
In a butterflies garden you have the chance to take nice pictures of "flying flowers".
Josephine maybe you want to try to grow and Teucrium cubense. I think it is not difficile. Smiling

From what I could see and Teucrium cubense supports also the wildlife and attracts some butterflies.
When I saw the plants, last year in October, I was amazed how good look the plants, compared to vegetation around them. Remember the terrible drought of last year.
When I take photographs of wild flowers, I try to catch as many details that could be useful in identifying them. But usually I am not satisfied.
On December 9 last year, I was specifically to make more pictures of these plants.
Of course I took pictures and to others.

I'm sorry for the delay in submitting these photos. I had to make a selection of many pictures. (Always, when I have time, I try to make more pictures and for the event that some are not good.)

I will upload more pictures.
I hope that they are interesting for those who want to see the plants in habitat. And to see details of plants.
I did not choose some plants that looked better.
You will notice some problems on leves, due to insect. But in general I can say that these problems were minor.
Generally the plants looked good, with a strong green leather leaves and they makes them suitable( like foliage plant) in a garden focused on native flora.
Flowers, tiny but contrasts nicely with the green leaves.
Even if I made ​​a selection, they remained many pictures. That because I present several plants in habitat.
I hope that will not be boring.

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Jun 28, 2012 9:53 PM CST
Very nice photos. I agree that it is a very attractive plant, even without the flowers and would make a nice addition to a native garden. I would not mind have some myself.
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Jun 29, 2012 6:05 AM CST

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Me too Jay, I think they are adorable, but I have no access to their seeds.
Justin, you do a very nice job of documenting a plant's habit of growth, so what you are doing is a very good thing.
I bet the Wildflower Center could use some of your pictures, some of the ones they have are not very good.
Keep up the good work! Smiling
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Jun 29, 2012 6:17 AM CST
Thank you for the great photos and information on this native.
I was reading about it , would you say it is a shrub ? or what is a sub-shrub? (just a smaller shrub)
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Some times these beautiful plants are also herbs.
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Jan 5, 2013 2:46 PM CST
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LindaTX8
Jan 19, 2013 1:20 PM CST
I think Teucrium cubense is the one I have also. The Enquist book has T. laciniatum, but I have never seen it, even though it is supposed to be found in the Hill Country. I asked one of the native plant nursery owners and he hadn't found that one either.
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Jan 20, 2013 8:55 AM CST
Thank you for the beautiful photos and information on this genus of plants.
I can't believe that they are a native wildflower!
I shall need to research for hardier members of this genus!
I had not heard of it before! Thanks for the introduction!

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