Scientific Name: Centaurium beyrichii
Common Names: Quinineweed, Mountain Pink
Mountain Pink thrives on the barren, gravel-strewn limestone hills of Central Texas and westward. The flowers, which bloom in early summer, branch to form a perfect bouquet. Called quinine weed by pioneers, the plants were dried and used to reduce fevers.
Bloom Color(s): pink
Bloom Period: May to July
Plant Family: Gentianaceae
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Sightings: Canyon Lake off of 2673 in Turkey Cove
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