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Galphimia gracilis (Slender Goldshower)

T ropPlant Accession Number (TPAN) : 0015 Botanical Name:   Galphimia gracilis Common Name:   Slender Goldshower, Gold Shower, Galphimia Cultivar: N/A Family: Malpighiaceae Galphimia gracilis Photo by Matthew Gaston Native To:   Eastern Mexico Landscaping Information Plant Type : Shrub Texture:     Fine  Form:   Upright-Narrow Height (on average, in landscape use):   4'-8' Height to Spread Ratio: 1:1 Growth Rate:  Medium  Landscape Values:  Accent, Background, Border, Color, Edging, Facer, Filler, Foundation, Quick Effect Outstanding Quality: Flower Color Galphimia gracilis Photo by Matthew Gaston Botanical Descriptions Flowers:   0.75" long, 5 vivid bright petals, arranged in racemes with 10-25 flowers.  Galphimia gracilis flower Photo by Matthew Gaston Fruits:   0.2", segmented  Foliage Color:   Young/immature: Soft Green. Mature: Bright Medium Green to Blue-Green.  Foliage Tip: Round