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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Plants
Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba, Goat-nut, jojoba)

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 Simmondsia chinensis

 Simmondsia chinensis

 Simmondsia chinensis

 Simmondsia chinensis

 Simmondsia chinensis

 Simmondsia chinensis

Habitat: bajadas, washes
Life Form: shrub,medium
Leaf Description: alternate simple glaucous leaves
Flower Color: greenish or green
Flowering Period: Dec. to July
Spines: spineless
Family: Simmondsiaceae (jojoba family)
Abundance: locally common
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S. and S. Rutman. 2015. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona Part 19. Eudicots: Polygalaceae to Simmondsiaceae. Phytoneuron 2016-47: 1-71. Published 23 June 2016. ISSN 2153 733X page 66 (13.7 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 Simmondsia chinensis (opens in a new tab).

 

 

 

 

 

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