leucophyllum frutescens

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texas sage

Pink-purple flowers, silver leaves. A tough-as-nails drought tolerant evergreen that explodes with hundreds of colorful flowers after a rain. Loves sunlight, doesn’t like shade. Very popular landscaping bush in warm, hot and desert areas. Same properties as sagebrush.
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Leucophyllum frutescens , a desert plant, whose grey felted leaves protect the lovely pink flowers that only appear when it is rained on or where there is heavy humidity, was another good choice.
Watson Bumelia celastrina Kunth Coma Leucophyllum frutescens Cenizo (Berland.) IM Johnst.
La vegetacion dominante pertenece al matorral espinoso tamaulipeco, el cual esta dominado por especies como Acacia amentacea DC., Leucophyllum frutescens (Ber-land.) I.M.
Cosmos bipinnatus (Asteraceae), Salvia splendens (Lamiaceae), Zinnia elegans (Asteraceae), Leucophyllum frutescens (Scrophulariaceae), and Helianthus debilis (Asteraceae) were somewhat less suitable annuals for snail growth, resulting in snails with mean shell heights of 10 to 20 mm and snail masses of 0.3 to 2 g.
Other shrubs and subshrubs, such as Diospyros texana, Jefea brevifolia, and Leucophyllum frutescens appeared to decline in cover by 2014, but these changes were not statistically significant.
However, there are plants less studied as Leucophyllum frutescens, Scrophulariaceae family, is commonly known as "cenizo." This plant is the bush par excellence of Nuevo Leon, while, in Texas, it is called the "bush barometer" due to its surprising flowering depending on the humidity in the environment and precipitation rain [24].
The species Amyris madrensis, Amyris texana, Havardia pallens, Bernardia myricaefolia, Condalia hookeri, Randia laetevirens, Sideroxylum langinosum, Forestiera angustifolia, Celtis pallida, Fraxinus greggi, Ehretia anacua, and Celtis laevigata are characteristic of the most productive sites (intermittent and ephemeral floodplains), whereas Lippia graveolens, Acacia rigidula, Acacia berlandieri, Calliandra conferta, Turnera diffusa, Krameria lanceolata, Helietta parvifolia, and Leucophyllum frutescens are typical shrub species found in low productivity and semi-arid sites.
Others include Vitex agnus-castus (Chaste tree), Jatropha pandurifolia (Coral bush), Malvaviscus arboreus (Turkscap), Hibiscus rosa-sinensis (Shoe flower), Lycium arabicum, Leucophyllum frutescens (Texas ranger) and Carissa grandiflora (Natal plum).
Vegetation in the plots included blackbrush (Acacia rigidula), guajillo (Acacia berlandieri), honey mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa), Texas prickly pear cactus (Opuntia engelmannii), tasajillo (Opuntia leptocaulis), strawberry cactus (Echinocereus enneacanthus), cenizo (Leucophyllum frutescens), guayacan (Guaiacum angustifolium), leather stem (Jatropha dioica), lotebush (Ziziphus obtusifolia), Spanish dagger (Yucca treculeana), and other species.