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Sonoran Desert Plants
Triteleiopsis palmeri (Blue Sand-lily)

Ajo Peak at Night


 Triteleiopsis palmeri

 Triteleiopsis palmeri

 Triteleiopsis palmeri

Habitat: sand dunes
Life Form: forb,perennial
Leaf Description: basal grasslike leaves
Flower Color: blue
Flowering Period: Mar. to Apr.
Spines: spineless
Family: Asparagaceae (asparagus family)
Abundance: locally common
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, and J. Malusa. 2013. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona: Part 5. Monocots except grasses. Phytoneuron 2013-76, 1-59 page 25 (4.6 MB pdf)

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Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Triteleiopsis palmeri (opens in a new tab).






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