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Field Guide/Shaggy Tuft

Shaggy Tuft(Stenandrium barbatum)
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Location
Habitat rocky and clay riverbanks, limestone flats
Range Texas and New Mexico south to northern Mexico
Flowers
Color pink
Flowering March to June
Notes one of the first flowers to bloom in East Texas' spring period, flowers are short, brilliantly colored spikes about .5" (1.5 cm) wide, in the shape of a narrow tube connected to five lobes, with two darker upper lobes and three lighter lower lobes
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Leaves
Description Narrow lanceolate, growing broader above the middle, covered in gray hairs
Width 1.5" (4 cm)
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