The following Participating Institutions are custodians for this species in the CPC National Collection:
Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens
The conservation of Bartonia texana is fully sponsored.
Dave Berkshire contributed to this Plant Profile.
Slender, erect, glabrous annual to 30 cm tall. Leaves are alternate and reduced to scales (ca. 1 mm long). Flowers are in slender, lax racemes or panicles and very small (2.5 mm long) and whitish.
Distribution & Occurrence
Along wooded streams, in bogs, and creek bottoms in swampy tupelo (Nyssa aquatica) forests and bay-gall (Ilex coriacea) thickets. Often on elevated clumps of sphagnum moss or other organic matter. (NatureServe) Also in and around acid seeps in pine-oak forests on gemtle slopes. (Jackie M. Poole, et al, 2007)
Conservation, Ecology & Research
Correll, D.S.; Correll, H.B. 1975. Aquatic & wetland plants of southwestern United States. 2 vols. Stanford, Calif. Stanford University Press.
Poole, J.M.; Carr, W.R.; Price, D.M.; Singhurst, J.R. 2007. Rare Plants of Texas. College Station, Texas. Texas A&M University Press. 640p.