Catstongue
Priva lappulacea

Family: Verbenaceae (ver-be-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Priva (Pree-va) (Info)
Species: lappulacea

Category:

Herbs

Perennials

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Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Oct 23, 2009, TexasPuddyPrint from Edinburg, TX wrote:

This is the larval host plant for the Potrillo Skipper (Cabares potrillo). A large patch of it was found growing wild at Llano Estero Grande World Birding Center in Weslaco, TX. The plant is low growing - forms a ground cover of sorts. Will say the little seed burs stick to your shoe laces and pant legs but they aren't prickly so they are easy enough to remove :o)

If you're looking to photograph a Potrillo Skipper that would be the best place to look. I've seen several of them flitting around it.

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On Feb 13, 2007, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Catstongue Priva lappulacea is Native to Texas and other States.