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Leucophyllum prunosum     
Sierra bouquet   
Scophulariaceae Family     

Compiled by the Master Gardeners
of the University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension.


Form: dense round shrub
Seasonality: evergreen
Size: to 6ft with equal spread
leaf close-up
cupped leaf on
Leucophyllum prunosum
Leaves: gray-green almost silvery, leaf margins curl up into cup shape
Flowers: internodal; violet blue, fragrant, blooms sporadically throughout summer (in response to water)
Fruit: small capsule of seeds; not significant
Stems/Trunks: silver when young, woody with age
Range/Origin: throughout southwest US and northern Mexico
Hardiness: low teens



Fragrant rain sage
Leucophyllum prunosum

aka Tamalepian sage, Fragrant rain sage, Fragrant cloud
one of many Leucophyllum sp. often called Texas ranger

new to landscaping industry, gaining in popularity due to fragrance

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