This section is from the book "The Standard Cyclopedia Of Horticulture Vol2", by L. H. Bailey. See also: Western Garden Book: More than 8,000 Plants - The Right Plants for Your Climate - Tips from Western Garden Experts.
(Greek-made word, referring to the sharp nettle-like hairs). Loasacese. Several N. American annual or biennial herbs, by some authors referred to Mentzelia. Plants with stinging hairs: leaves alternate or the lower ones opposite, cordate or ovate, more or less lobed: flowers yellow or white; calyx-tube oblong, the limb persistent, 5-lobed; petals 5, united at the base and inserted on the throat of the calyx; stamens numerous, the filaments filiform; ovary 1-loculed, bearing a 5-cleft style. E. bartonioides, Zucc. (Mentzelia bartonioides, Benth. and Hook.), is sometimes cultivated It is a pretty summer-flowering annual, thriving in warm garden soil. stems about 1 ft., somewhat succulent, more or less decumbent, hispid-hairy: leaves alternate, petioled, broad-ovate and toothed-lobed: flowers large, on long pedicels, opening in sunshine, the petals ovate-pointed, the numerous yellow hair-like stamens projecting and brush-like. Mex., New Mex., and Texas. B.M. 4491 (as Microsperma bartonioides). Gt. 5:320. L.H.B.
Eucodonia is referred to Achimenes. E. Eheren-bergii, Hanst.=A. lanata, Hanst (See p. 208, Vol. I). It is offered abroad. E. naegelioides, Hort. =Eucodonop-sis nagelioldes, Van Houtte, being a hybrid between Eucodonia Ehrenbergii and Naegelia zebrina splendens. Flowers single on the summits of the peduncles, declined, rose-purple. F.S. 16:1608. variety lilacinella, Van Houtte, has large flowers white at the throat and striped and pointed with purple, and lilac-marbled on the limb. F.S. 18:1858-9.