Half Flower Scaevola plumieri
Goodenia (Naupaka) family — Goodeniaceae
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This odd-flowered, fleshy shrub is so rare in Texas that most botanists have never seen it here. At one time there was a fairly large but very local patch on a barrier island of the Gulf, but Hurricane Carla in 1961 obliterated it, and now it is extremely rare. It is more common on beaches elsewhere in tropical America, luckily!
Dried Specimens: (click for larger view)
Flowering Months: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
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