Taxon: Leucophyllum frutescens (Berland.) I. M. Johnst.

Genus: Leucophyllum
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Tribe: Leucophylleae
Nomen number: 102296
Place of publication: Contr. Gray Herb. 70:89. 1924
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 08-Dec-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 08-Dec-2008
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • barometer-bush  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • purple-sage  (Source: F Tex) - English
  • Texas silverleaf  (Source: F Tex) - English
  • cenizo  (Source: World Econ Pl) - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: boundary/barrier/support (fide Dict Gard)
  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Pl Book)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States Texas

  • Cultivated


  • Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston Manual of the vascular plants of Texas. 1970 (F Tex)
  • Henrickson, J. 1985. Systematics of Leucophyllum and Eremogeton (Scrophulariaceae) (Sida) 11:133-140.
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. (L US Can ed2)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  • Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  • Turner, B. L. et al. Atlas of the vascular plants of Texas. Sida Botanical Miscellany no. 24. 2003 (Atlas Tex)


Check other web resources for Leucophyllum frutescens (Berland.) I. M. Johnst. :


  • Flower: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image