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Crape myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica)


Plant Family: Loosestrife (Lythraceae)
Project BudBurst Plant Group: Deciduous Trees and Shrubs

Identification Hints: Crape myrtles are very popular as landscape trees in the southeastern United States. They come in a variety of colors, most commonly shades of pink, red, and white. Crape myrtles are deciduoustrees that generally have multiple stems and very showy flowers that have crinkled petals.

Did you Know? The United States National Arboretum hasa Quick Guide Chart to many common varieties of Crape myrtle. You can learn about flower color, bark, height, growth habit and fall color of over 30 varieties.The origins of many crape myrtle varieties are India, Asia, and parts of northern Australia. Crape myrtles are very popular in the southeastern United States and are sometimes nicknamed the "lilac of the South".


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Observational data for Crape myrtle:

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Date Contributor Common Name Species Phenophase Latitude Longitude Obs#
Fri Jan 01 00:00:00 GMT 2010 anders Crape myrtle Lagerstroemia indica First Leaf 45.000000000000000 -104.000000000000000 10642
Mon Feb 01 00:00:00 GMT 2010 anders Crape myrtle Lagerstroemia indica First Flower 45.000000000000000 -104.000000000000000 10643
Mon Feb 01 00:00:00 GMT 2010 anders Crape myrtle Lagerstroemia indica First Flower 45.000000000000000 -104.000000000000000 10644
Fri Jan 01 00:00:00 GMT 2010 anders Crape myrtle Lagerstroemia indica Full Flower 45.000000000000000 -104.000000000000000 10646
Mon Mar 01 00:00:00 GMT 2010 anders Crape myrtle Lagerstroemia indica Full Flower 45.000000000000000 -104.000000000000000 10645
Mon Apr 09 00:00:00 GMT 2012 srseavey Crape myrtle Lagerstroemia indica Leaves Unfolding (Early) 36.866200000000000 -76.059600000000000 14867
Thu Sep 27 00:00:00 GMT 2012 snewman14 Crape myrtle Lagerstroemia indica Flowers (Late) 33.650100000000000 -97.203600000000000 16758
Mon Oct 15 00:00:00 GMT 2012 snewman14 Crape myrtle Lagerstroemia indica Fruit (Early) 38.926200000000000 -77.053100000000000 17016
Tue Apr 02 00:00:00 GMT 2013 askinner Crape myrtle Lagerstroemia indica Flowers (Early) 37.225200000000000 -80.420400000000000 18456
Wed Apr 10 00:00:00 GMT 2013 cbleacher16 Crape myrtle Lagerstroemia indica Bud Burst 33.960000000000000 -84.276800000000000 18764
Tue Apr 09 00:00:00 GMT 2013 MiaCora Crape myrtle Lagerstroemia indica Bud Burst 35.047100000000000 -78.951700000000000 18843
Fri Apr 12 00:00:00 GMT 2013 MiaCora Crape myrtle Lagerstroemia indica First Leaf 35.047100000000000 -78.951700000000000 18844
Sat Apr 06 00:00:00 GMT 2013 aschlader Crape myrtle Lagerstroemia indica Bud Burst 33.967400000000000 -84.285000000000000 18890
Fri Apr 12 00:00:00 GMT 2013 aschlader Crape myrtle Lagerstroemia indica First Leaf 33.967400000000000 -84.285000000000000 18891
Sat Mar 30 00:00:00 GMT 2013 katewinslow Crape myrtle Lagerstroemia indica Bud Burst 33.784500000000000 -84.349000000000000 18955
Fri Apr 05 00:00:00 GMT 2013 katewinslow Crape myrtle Lagerstroemia indica First Leaf 33.784500000000000 -84.349000000000000 18956
Sun Apr 14 00:00:00 GMT 2013 katewinslow Crape myrtle Lagerstroemia indica All Leaves Unfolded 33.784500000000000 -84.349000000000000 18957
Wed Apr 17 00:00:00 GMT 2013 greenbean Crape myrtle Lagerstroemia indica First Leaf 37.579600000000000 -77.462000000000000 19012
Mon Apr 01 00:00:00 GMT 2013 scerniglia16 Crape myrtle Lagerstroemia indica Leaves Unfolding (Middle) 34.020800000000000 -84.245300000000000 19218
Sat May 04 00:00:00 GMT 2013 Mango55 Crape myrtle Lagerstroemia indica Bud Burst 40.208200000000000 -76.771900000000000 20008
Wed May 08 00:00:00 GMT 2013 Mango55 Crape myrtle Lagerstroemia indica First Leaf 40.208200000000000 -76.771900000000000 20297
Mon May 13 00:00:00 GMT 2013 Mango55 Crape myrtle Lagerstroemia indica All Leaves Unfolded 40.208200000000000 -76.771900000000000 20298
Wed Apr 17 00:00:00 GMT 2013 Angelyn Crape myrtle Lagerstroemia indica Bud Burst 35.619100000000000 -82.765100000000000 20774
Sat Apr 20 00:00:00 GMT 2013 Angelyn Crape myrtle Lagerstroemia indica First Leaf 35.619100000000000 -82.765100000000000 20775
Thu Apr 25 00:00:00 GMT 2013 Angelyn Crape myrtle Lagerstroemia indica All Leaves Unfolded 35.619100000000000 -82.765100000000000 20776
Wed Jul 17 00:00:00 GMT 2013 larag Crape myrtle Lagerstroemia indica Flowers (Middle) 32.801900000000000 -96.766000000000000 21601
Mon Jul 22 00:00:00 GMT 2013 Angelyn Crape myrtle Lagerstroemia indica First Flower 35.619100000000000 -82.765100000000000 21636
Sun Sep 29 00:00:00 GMT 2013 rkclark Crape myrtle Lagerstroemia indica Fruit (Middle) 35.869200000000000 -78.727900000000000 22306
Sun Oct 20 00:00:00 GMT 2013 kweatherspoon0001 Crape myrtle Lagerstroemia indica Leaves Dropping (Middle) 36.621900000000000 -88.351800000000000 22718
Tue Nov 05 00:00:00 GMT 2013 nelsen15c Crape myrtle Lagerstroemia indica Leaves Dropping (Early) 36.218800000000000 -81.680600000000000 22965
Tue Nov 05 00:00:00 GMT 2013 Nectarlane Crape myrtle Lagerstroemia indica 50% Color 40.168200000000000 -74.813500000000000 23121

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