USDA ARS United States Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville Area

Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN)

  GRIN Taxonomy for Plants
Jump to common names  Jump to economic impacts  Jump to distribution  Jump to references  Jump to synonyms  Jump to links to other online resources  Jump to images

***Please tell us why you value GRIN Taxonomy***

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

Genus: Leucophyllum
Family: Scrophulariaceae tribe: Leucophylleae. Also placed in: Myoporaceae
Nomen number: 102296
Place of publication: Contr. Gray Herb. 70:89. 1924
Name verified on: 08-Dec-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 08-Dec-2008
No species priority site assigned.


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:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • also cultivated


  • Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston. 1970. Manual of the vascular plants of Texas.
  • Henrickson, J. 1985. Systematics of Leucophyllum and Eremogeton (Scrophulariaceae). Sida 11:133–140.
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Mabberley, D. J. 1997. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2.
  • Turner, B. L. et al. 2003. Atlas of the vascular plants of Texas. Sida Botanical Miscellany no. 24.


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
  • Check for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

Abbreviations & symbols in GRIN Taxonomy

| USDA | ARS | GRIN | NPGS | New Search |

Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (13 October 2015)

Please send us your comments

Close Window

Ctrl P to print