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

Bush Anisacanth   Anisacanthus linearis    
Acanthus family — Acanthaceae

Also known as:
Narrowleaf Desert Honeysuckle, Dwarf Anisacanthus, Chisos Anisacanthus, Big Bend Anisacanthus

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The bush anisacanth occurs naturally in Texas only in the Big Bend country in dry stream beds and canyons, but it is a great xeroscape plant that is gaining in popularity. The unusual red flowers attract hummingbirds. It is a deciduous shrub that blooms mostly in the summer and fall.

Dried Specimens: (click for larger view)


Flowering Months: May, June, July, August, September, October

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