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Wildflowers of Texas, Plant Resources Center, University of Texas at Austin

Scarlet Musk-flower   Nyctaginia capitata    
Four-o'clock family — Nyctaginaceae

Also known as:
Devil's Bouquet

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This plant, which flowers almost any time during the year in response to rain, is beautiful from a distance, but close-up you'll find that the flowers have a disagreeable odor, and the stems and leaves are covered with sticky glands. It is found in dry landscapes, mostly in southern and western Texas.

Dried Specimens: (click for larger view)


Flowering Months: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

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