General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 6 to 8 inches
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Mauve
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Tip

Common names
  • Snake Herb
  • Polkadots
  • Snake-Herb
  • Narrowleaf Dyschoriste
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Dyschoriste linearis
  • Synonym: Dyschoriste ovata

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Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2018-05-04
Location: Friend's garden
Date: 2016-04-24
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2018-05-22
Location: Molly Hollar Wildscape Arlington, Texas.
Date: Spring 2010
This plant makes an excellent ground cover.
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2018-05-04
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2017-03-31
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2018-05-14
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2018-03-10
Location: Molly Hollar Wildscape Arlington, Texas.
Date: Summer 2010
This plants are very hardy and drought tolerant.
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2017-04-03
Location: Medina Co., Texas
Date: April, 2009
Snake Herb

Snake Herb
  • Posted by imabirdnut (North Texas - Zone 7b) on Sep 4, 2012 5:19 PM concerning plant:
    Host plant for these Butterflies...
    Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia)
    Texan Crescent (Anthanassa texana)
    Vesta Crescent (Phyciodes graphica)

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