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PlantFiles: Catstongue
Priva lappulacea

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

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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)

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive TexasPuddyPrint 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.

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

Catstongue Priva lappulacea is Native to Texas and other States.

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