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Sonoran Desert Plants
Langloisia setosissimum (Bristly Calico)

Cabeza Prieta Peak


 Langloisia setosissimum

 Langloisia setosissimum

Habitat: bajadas, washes
Life Form: forb,annual
Leaf Description: alternate simple bristly leaves
Flower Color: lavender or violet or purple or white or whitish
Flowering Period: Feb. to June
Spines: spineless
Family: Polemoniaceae (phlox family)
Abundance: common
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, and J.M. Porter. 2016. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona. Part 18. Eudicots: Polemoniaceae - Phlox Family. Phytoneuron 2016-35: 1-24. Published 11 May 2016. ISSN 2153 733X page 12 (2 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 Langloisia setosissimum (opens in a new tab).






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