Lagerstroemia indica

Family:LYTHRACEAE
Species:Lagerstroemia indica Linnaeus
Common Name:Crape Myrtle
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Plant Notes:Crape Myrtle is an introduced large deciduous shrub or small tree in the Loosestrife family (Lythraceae). It is native to Asia from China and Korea south to India. Crape Myrtle is widely cultivated in the South and often persists or escapes. It can be found around old home sites, on roadsides, along fence rows, and in disturbed woods. It is a multi-trunked shrub or small tree reaching heights of 30-40 feet. The roots are shallow and produce new plants when damaged. The exfoliating bark is smooth and light grey in color. It peels in long papery sheets. The deciduous leaves are opposite or sub-opposite in arrangement. Leaves are short petiolate, glabrous, elliptic to obovate in outline, with entire margins. The leaves turn various shades of yellow, orange, or red before falling in the autumn. Flowers are produced in terminal and axillary paniculate cymes. The individual flowers have a leathery, glabrous floral tube. There are 6 clawed petals that have a crinkled margin and range in color from white through pink, lavender, purple, or red. The fruit is a capsule with many small winged seed. Crape Myrtle is a popular ornamental, flowering during the heat of summer when few other shrubs are blooming. It is drought tolerant and resistant to most pests. Powdery mildew can severely affect Crape-Myrtle in the south. Hybrids with the Japanese Crepe Myrtle (Lagerstroemia fauriei Koehne) produced by The National Arboretum are said to be more resistant. Crape Myrtle is commonly available from nurseries. It comes in a wide variety of colors and growth forms.--A. Diamond
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Status:Not Native
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Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

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Classification

FamilyLYTHRACEAE - Loosestrife family
Genus Lagerstroemia
Species Lagerstroemia indica Linnaeus - Crape Myrtle

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Synonyms

No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Autauga, Baldwin, Bullock, Butler, Calhoun, Choctaw, Cleburne, Coffee, Conecuh, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, DeKalb, Escambia, Etowah, Franklin, Geneva, Hale, Henry, Houston, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Mobile, Monroe, Montgomery, Pike, Randolph, Russell, St. Clair, Sumter, Talladega

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: AUA, JSU, TROY, UNA, USAM, UWAL, UWFP

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1966 - 2006

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
JSU143884 Calhoun 18 Jul 1969 Norma J. Beaty
s.n.
JSU
Lagerstroemia indica Linnaeus
TROY000006879 Pike 20 Apr 1991 Don Mayne
9
TROY
Lagerstroemia indica Linnaeus
TROY000006872 Coffee 10 Jul 2000 Brian H. Martin
761
TROY
Lagerstroemia indica Linnaeus
UNA00065680 Lowndes 11 Aug 2006 Alvin R. Diamond
16770
UNA
Lagerstroemia indica L.
AUA_ACC042430 Lee 9 AUG 1972 MOODY, GARY
192
AUA
LAGERSTROEMIA INDICA L.
TROY000035155 Henry 25 Jul 2012 Alvin R. Diamond
23197
TROY
Lagerstroemia indica Linnaeus
TROY000006875 Dale 03 Jul 2000 Tiffany Pennington
858
TROY
Lagerstroemia indica Linnaeus
JSU130586 Etowah 15 Jul 1969 G. A. Wayner
s.n.
JSU
Lagerstroemia indica Linnaeus
UWAL0046297 Autauga 17 Aug 2017 Parker, Matthew R.
1096
UWAL
Lagerstroemia indica Linnaeus
USAM000008354 Mobile 29 Jul 1979 Michael G. LeLong
10906
USAM
Lagerstroemia indica Linnaeus
UWFP012589 Baldwin 10 Jul 1990 James R. Burkhalter
12070
UWFP
Lagerstroemia indica Linnaeus
TROY000040680 Houston 19 Jun 2014 Alvin R. Diamond
25225
TROY
Lagerstroemia indica Linnaeus
AUA_ACC047537 Conecuh 25 OCT 1987 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
3738
AUA
LAGERSTROEMIA INDICA L.
JSU130582 Choctaw 1 Nov 1997 R. D. Whetstone
19171
JSU
Lagerstroemia indica Linnaeus
AUA_ACC049984 Pike 15 JUL 1988 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
5212
AUA
LAGERSTROEMIA INDICA L.
AUA_ACC034422 Covington 8 JUN 1979 COGGINS, W. A.
AUA
LAGERSTROEMIA INDICA L.
JSU143882 Calhoun 13 Jul 1969 Jessica tudor
s.n.
JSU
Lagerstroemia indica Linnaeus
TROY000006877 Monroe 31 Oct 2006 Alvin R. Diamond
17183
TROY
Lagerstroemia indica Linnaeus
TROY000006874 Conecuh 11 Jul 2005 Alvin R. Diamond
15519
TROY
Lagerstroemia indica Linnaeus
AUA_ACC017282 Russell 12 JUL 1969 SIMMONDS, E. P.
38
AUA
LAGERSTROEMIA INDICA L.
JSU143880 Calhoun 05 May 1968 Margaret Fox
s.n.
JSU
Lagerstroemia indica Linnaeus
TROY000034135 Marengo 28 Jun 2011 J. Kevin England
2972
TROY
Lagerstroemia indica Linnaeus
AUA_ACC017342 Lee 28 JUL 1969 MCVAY, D. A.
123
AUA
LAGERSTROEMIA INDICA L.
TROY000039274 Montgomery 03 Jun 2014 Alvin R. Diamond
25141
TROY
Lagerstroemia indica Linnaeus
UWAL0012707 Bullock 13 Jul 2012 Dykes, Bailee
0987
UWAL
Lagerstroemia indica Linnaeus
AUA_ACC057513 Mobile 15 AUG 1973 KRAL, ROBERT
51357
AUA
LAGERSTROEMIA INDICA L.
JSU143883 Calhoun 10 Jul 1969 K. E. Landers
s.n.
JSU
Lagerstroemia indica Linnaeus
TROY000042713 Geneva 26 Jul 2015 Alvin R. Diamond
26644
TROY
Lagerstroemia indica Linnaeus
TROY000006870 Bullock 13 Aug 2002 Alvin R. Diamond
13581
TROY
Lagerstroemia indica Linnaeus
JSU130581 Calhoun 13 Jul 1969 Jan E. Payne
s.n.
JSU
Lagerstroemia indica Linnaeus
UWAL0011025 Henry 25 Jul 2012 Diamond, Alvin R.
23197
UWAL
Lagerstroemia indica Linnaeus
TROY000048493 Autauga 17 Aug 2017 Matthew R. Parker
1096
TROY
Lagerstroemia indica Linnaeus
UWAL0038605 Lawrence 01 Sep 2018 England, J. Kevin
9425
UWAL
Lagerstroemia indica Linnaeus
JSU130579 Calhoun 17 Aug 1986 C. L. Lawler
986
JSU
Lagerstroemia indica Linnaeus
JSU130583 Cleburne 15 Jul 1969 Sarah Ballard
s.n.
JSU
Lagerstroemia indica Linnaeus
UWAL0006676 Sumter 14 Sep 1993 Stanton, Lee E.
s.n.
UWAL
Lagerstroemia indica L.
AUA_ACC050886 Dale 9 AUG 1992 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
8382
AUA
LAGERSTROEMIA INDICA L.
JSU130590 Jefferson 4 Sep 1972 R. L'Eplattenier
s.n.
JSU
Lagerstroemia indica Linnaeus
JSU130588 Jackson 15 Jul 1998 K. R. Brodeur
1026
JSU
Lagerstroemia indica Linnaeus
UWAL0004880 Marengo 28 Jun 2011 England, J. Kevin
2972
UWAL
Lagerstroemia indica Linnaeus
TROY000048485 Autauga 17 Aug 2017 Matthew R. Parker
1108
TROY
Lagerstroemia indica Linnaeus
JSU130585 Etowah 7 Aug 1994 L. M. Hodge
2996
JSU
Lagerstroemia indica Linnaeus
JSU130594 St. Clair 5 Sep 1983 D. D. Beavers
s.n.
JSU
Lagerstroemia indica Linnaeus
TROY000036041 Bullock 13 Jul 2012 Bailee Dykes
987
TROY
Lagerstroemia indica Linnaeus
TROY000021323 Randolph 14 Oct 1988 C. F. Nixon
4393
TROY
Lagerstroemia indica Linnaeus
AUA_ACC065808 Butler 9 JUL 2006 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
16672
AUA
LAGERSTROEMIA INDICA L.
TROY000006871 Butler 09 Jul 2006 Alvin R. Diamond
16672
TROY
Lagerstroemia indica Linnaeus
JSU130593 Randolph 13 Jul 1969 Kenneth E. Landers
s.n.
JSU
Lagerstroemia indica Linnaeus
UWAL0037423 Bullock 17 Jun 2016 Soehren, Eric C.
0325
UWAL
Lagerstroemia indica L.
AUA_ACC065617 Conecuh 24 JUL 2004 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
14522
AUA
LAGERSTROEMIA INDICA L.
JSU130584 DeKalb 6 Jul 1969 Linda Millican
s.n.
JSU
Lagerstroemia indica Linnaeus
AUA_ACC064997 Conecuh 11 JUL 2005 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
15519
AUA
LAGERSTROEMIA INDICA L.
UWAL0043273 Baldwin 26 Aug 2010 Larsen, H.S.
1741
UWAL
Lagerstroemia indica L.
UWAL0031956 Geneva 26 Jul 2015 Diamond, Alvin R.
26644
UWAL
Lagerstroemia indica Linnaeus
JSU143881 Calhoun 18 May 1971 Fay Edmondson
s.n.
JSU
Lagerstroemia indica Linnaeus
TROY000006873 Conecuh 24 Jul 2004 Alvin R. Diamond
14522
TROY
Lagerstroemia indica Linnaeus
TROY000006876 Lowndes 11 Aug 2006 Alvin R. Diamond
16770
TROY
Lagerstroemia indica Linnaeus
JSU130587 Etowah 12 Jul 1969 Jan Cofield
s.n.
JSU
Lagerstroemia indica Linnaeus
UWAL0016386 Houston 19 Jun 2014 Diamond, Alvin R.
25225
UWAL
Lagerstroemia indica Linnaeus
UWAL0033454 Franklin 13 Aug 2016 England, J. Kevin
6773
UWAL
Lagerstroemia indica Linnaeus
UNA00019056 Hale 28 Jul 1966 Norris H. Williams
346
UNA
Lagerstroemia indica L.
USAM000008357 Mobile 17 Oct 1968 Michael G. LeLong
4873
USAM
Lagerstroemia indica Linnaeus
JSU130580 Calhoun 1 Nov 1983 C. F. Nixon
1018
JSU
Lagerstroemia indica Linnaeus
USAM000008355 Mobile 14 Jul 2003 Ab R. Pate
61
USAM
Lagerstroemia indica Linnaeus
AUA_ACC055164 Crenshaw 30 JUL 1995 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
9741
AUA
LAGERSTROEMIA INDICA L.
JSU130591 Macon 30 Jul 1978 R. Kral
62344
JSU
Lagerstroemia indica Linnaeus
JSU143879 Etowah 11 May 1967 Pat Prater
s.n.
JSU
Lagerstroemia indica Linnaeus
USAM000008356 Baldwin 27 Apr 1974 Michael G. LeLong
7683
USAM
Lagerstroemia indica Linnaeus
UWAL0006675 Sumter 23 May 1984 Jones
0042
UWAL
Lagerstroemia indica L.
UNA00064545 Conecuh 11 Jul 2005 Alvin R. Diamond
15519
UNA
Lagerstroemia indica L.
AUA000035557 Covington 13 Jul 2011 HANSEN, CURTIS J.
5113
AUA
LAGERSTROEMIA INDICA L.
TROY000006878 Montgomery 04 May 1991 Walt Porter
17
TROY
Lagerstroemia indica Linnaeus
JSU130595 Talladega 2 Aug 1992 J. M. Ballard
432
JSU
Lagerstroemia indica Linnaeus
UWAL0046292 Autauga 17 Aug 2017 Parker, Matthew R.
1108
UWAL
Lagerstroemia indica Linnaeus
UWFP012591 Escambia 25 Jul 2011 James R. Burkhalter
23251
UWFP
Lagerstroemia indica Linnaeus
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