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mountain butterfly
Schizanthus lacteus
Schizanthus lacteus
mountain butterfly Nightshade Family
Schizanthus lacteus Solanaceae
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English common name
  •mountain butterfly
Spanish common name
  •cacatúa
accepted scientific name
  •Schizanthus lacteus Phil.
rules for finding collection records
  Schizanthus lacteus (88)
family name
  • Solanaceae
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Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: Six petals, Irregularly shaped flowers, Tubular shaped flowers
Petal colors: color color color
Flower size is about 0.85 inches
Leaf: Alternate, Simple, Compound
Plant Observed beginning of September thru 3rd week of December

How Likely at this Location (16%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (63%)
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Fundación R.A. Philippi
base map where plant found
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Desert
Brush
Wetland
Sand
Salt Marsh
Rocky
Riparian
Meadow
Grassland
Native Plant Status
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native Native
native Not Present