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Sonoran Desert Plants
Larrea tridentata (Sessé & Moçiño ex de Candolle) Coville var. tridentata (Creosote Bush, hediondilla, gobernadora)

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 Larrea tridentata (Sessé & Moçiño ex de Candolle) Coville var. tridentata

 Larrea tridentata (Sessé & Moçiño ex de Candolle) Coville var. tridentata

 Larrea tridentata (Sessé & Moçiño ex de Candolle) Coville var. tridentata

Habitat: valleys, bajadas
Life Form: shrub,medium
Leaf Description: alternate bifoliate shiny
Flower Color: yellow
Flowering Period: Spring
Spines: spineless
Family: Zygophyllaceae (caltrop family)
Abundance: abundant,widespread
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S. and S. Rutman. 2016. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: A Flora of Southwestern Arizona. Part 20. Eudicots: Solanaceae to Zygophyllaceae. Phytoneuron 2016-52: 1-66. Published 4 August 2016. ISSN 2153 733X page 58 (7.5 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 Larrea tridentata (Sessé & Moçiño ex de Candolle) Coville var. tridentata (opens in a new tab).

 

 

 

 

 

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