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Heimia salicifolia (shrubby yellowcrest)


Wikipedia Abstract

Heimia salicifolia is a species of flowering plant in the Loosestrife family, Lythraceae. It is native to the Americas, ranging from the southwestern United States (Texas and New Mexico) through Mexico and Central America to Argentina. Common names include shrubby yellowcrest, sinicuichi, sun opener, willow-leaf heimia, sini. The plant has been used for shamanic purposes by native peoples in Central America and Mexico.
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Edible [1]  May be edible. See the Plants For A Future link below for details.
Flower Type [1]  Hermaphrodite
Leaf Type [1]  Deciduous
Lifespan [2]  Perennial
Structure [1]  Shrub
Height [1]  9.84 feet (3 m)
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
El Palmar National Park II   Entre Rios, Argentina  
El Rey National Park II 110298 Salta, Argentina
Mburucuyá National Park II   Corrientes, Argentina  
Río Pilcomayo National Park II 123699 Formosa, Argentina


Icerya aegyptiaca[3]
Pulvinaria grabhami (cottony camellia scale)[4]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Kew Millennium Seed Bank Partnership


North America;

External References

USDA Plant Profile



Attributes / relations provided by
1Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License
2USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
3Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
4Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
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