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Mountain Pink


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Native Growing Area

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

Duration: Annual

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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