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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Plants
Janusia gracilis (Janusia)

Cabeza Prieta Peak

 

 Janusia gracilis

 Janusia gracilis

 Janusia gracilis

 Janusia gracilis

Habitat: rocky slopes, bajadas
Life Form: woody vine
Leaf Description: opposite simple leaves
Flower Color: yellow
Flowering Period: Apr. to Oct.
Spines: spineless
Family: Malpighiaceae (malpighia family)
Abundance: present

 


References

"Arizona Flora", Thomas A. Kearney and Robert H. Peebles, 1960, University of California Press, Berkeley, Los Angeles, London (out of print)
    page 497

"Sonoran Desert Wildflowers", Richard Spellenberg, 2003, Globe Pequot Press, Guilford, Connecticut
    page 192

"A Field Guide to the Plants of Arizona", Ann Orth Epple and Lewis E. Epple, 1995, Falcon Press, Helena, Montana and LewAnn Publishing Co., Mesa, AZ
    plate 356
    page 134

"Native Plants for Southwestern Landscapes", Judy Mielke, 1993, University of Texas Press, Austin
    page 167
    page 169

"Wildflowers of the Desert Southwest", Meg Quinn, 2000, Rio Nuevo Publishers, Tucson
    page 43

"Flora of the Gran Desierto and Rio Colorado of Northwest Mexico (Southwest Center Series)", Richard Felger, 2001. University of Arizona Press, Tucson
    page 348
    page 349

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