Knifeleaf Condalia

Knifeleaf CondaliaSquaw-bush

Condalia spathulata Gray

Whole plant

Family : Rhamnaceae

Longevity : Perennial

Origin : Native

Season : Warm

Knifeleaf Condalia can be found on dry, rocky hillsides of the Edwards Plateau and South Texas Plains. It is a spiny shrub growing up to 10 feet in height. The leaves are grayish-green, 1/5 to 1/2 inch long and 1/25 to 1/12 inch wide. The greenish flower has no petals, but has sepals that measure 1/8 inch in diameter. The small black fruits are black fruits are eaten by small mammals, quail and some song birds. The young shoots are browsed by livestock and white-tailed deer. Knifeleaf Condalia blooms during the summer and fall.

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