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Leucophyllum laevigatum     
Chihuahuan rain sage   
Scrophulariaceae Family     

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


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leaf detail
Form: open, irregular shrub
Seasonality: evergreen
Size: 5ft with equal or greater spread
Leaves: simple, alternate, oval with no petiole, green
Flowers: in leaf axils, blue; bloom from summer through fall
Fruit: insignificant
Stems/Trunks: not ornamental
Range/Origin: Texas ('Big Bear Country'); SW US
Hardiness: to 18°F, may drop leaves in mid-teens



Chihuahuan rain sage
Leucophyllum laevigatum

aka Blue Texas ranger
greenest foliage of the Leucophyllum species
longer blooming period than other Leucophyllum and not as affected by rainfall (bloom is consistent, not in flushes)
best left in natural form, sprawling and open

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