Heimia salicifolia, the sun opener, sinicuichi

Category: Shrubs
Family: Lythraceae
Origin: southwestern US to Argentina
Evergreen: yes
Flower Color: yellow
Bloom Time: mid-summer into fall
Height: 4 to 8 ft
Width: 3 ft
Exposure: sun
Irrigation: medium
Cold Hardiness: 7 F
Description: Reportedly, consumption of the leaves induces vivid dreams and deepens consciousness. We have no personal experience though. Texas valley native, growing to 4 to 8 ft. Lots of small yellow flowers beginning summer into fall. Herbaceous in 8b. Medium to low water. This plant returned from 7 F.
Links:wildflower.org plants.USDA.gov