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Cenizo, Texas silverleaf, barometer bush
Leucophyllum frutescens is an evergreen shrub in the figwort family, Scrophulariaceae, native to the state of Texas in the southwestern United States and the states of Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas in northern Mexico. Although commonly known as Texas Sage, it is not a true sage and is distinct from the genus Salvia. The species is also called Texas Ranger, Texas Rain Sage, Cenizo, Texas Silverleaf, Ash-bush, Wild Lilac, Purple Sage, Senisa, Cenicilla, Palo Cenizo, or Hierba del Cenizo.[+]
The solitary axillary flowers are bell- or funnel-shaped, with five lobes and two lips. This species is found in rocky, calcareous soils.
Cenizo (Leucophyllum frutescens) in a park at Al Intisar Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, May 3, 2015
Al Istiqlal Street, Doha, Qatar
Cenizo (Leucophyllum frutescens) in a park at Al Intisar Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, December 1, 2015
Al Istiqlal St, Doha, Qatar
QNHG (Qatar Natural History Group) and associated people, for a possibility to participate in their field excursions and to learn about local nature.