Edwards Plateau Five Eyes

Chamaesaracha edwardsiana

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Chamaesaracha (kam-ay-sar-AWK-uh) (Info)
Species: edwardsiana (ed-wards-ee-AY-na) (Info)

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Groundcovers

Perennials

Shrubs

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

White/Near White

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

8.6 to 9.0 (strongly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Apr 18, 2007, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Edwards Plateau Five Eyes (Chamaesaracha edwardsiana) is also known as plateau false-groundcherry. It grows natively on limestone outcrops in the Edwards Plateau Region of Texas and can also be found in New Mexico. It has been found once or twice in Brazos County, Texas.

It is emerges from woody roots (considered a subshrub) and is well-branched from the base. Its stems start out erect but become spreading or reclining with age. They may be between 7 to 30 cm long and can be purplish at the base. The stems are glabrous to pubescent having short, stellate or sometimes simple or branched hairs. Glandular hairs are often present.

The 2.5 to 7 cm long, 7 to 15 mm wide, usually undulate leaves are very narrowly rhombic to linear-lanceolate. They sometimes h... read more

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