Ibervillea Primer
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Ibervillea Primer
Introduction to Ibervillea Plants

Introduction to Ibervillea Plants

Ibervillea tenuisecta

Ibervillea family is native to the Sonoran and Chihuahuan Deserts and have a range from Texas, through western Mexico, to Baja California. Its growth habit is to form a large tuber, mostly underground, and be topped with crawling seasonal vines. The tuber can grow to 2 feet wide (75cm), and some species of Ibervillea root are used to treat diabetes. It is active during the warm months when watering is fine. When it drops its leaves and vines slow watering to a craw. Some species can withstand frost, while others are pretty tender. Several species should be of interest to Caudex collectors.

Ibervillea Species Profile

Ibervillea Species Profile

Ibervillea sonorae
Species NamePhotoInteresting Facts
Ibervillea lindheimeri Ibervillea lindheimeri Origin: Southern Texas and adjacent Mexico
Max Size Caudex: 16 inches (40cm)
Cold Tolerance: 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b.
Ibervillea sonorae Ibervillea sonorae Origin: Sonora, Mexico
Max Size Caudex: 24 inches (60cm)
Cold Tolerance: 10-13.
Ibervillea tenuisecta Ibervillea tenuisecta Origin: Northwestern Mexico
Max Size Caudex: 12 inches (35cm)
Cold Tolerance: 9-12.