This plant has several name, depending on where you find yourself. In west Texas it's called Purple Sage; also known as: Texas Ranger Plant and in Arizona it is commonly called Purple Texas Sage. This plant needs no attention at all. It blooms when there is moisture in the air, thus announcing rain for us in drought-stricken areas. Grows in full sun.
Known as "Barometer bush", Texas sage, or cenizo, Leucophyllum frutescens is picking up on a slight uptick in Austin's humidity this week. They're in bloom all over Austin. My little dwarf variety is in full bloom for the first time.
The Calleta Silkmoth (Eupackardia calleta) is a moth of the Saturniidae family. Found in Mexico, Guatemala and the southernmost part of the United States, it’s the only species in the Eupackardia genus. The larvae mainly feed on Fraxinus species, Leucophyllum frutescens, Sapium biloculare and Fouquieria splendens. (Photo by: Igor Siwanowicz)