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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Plants
Ziziphus obtusifolia var. canescens (White Crucillo, Graythorn, abrojo)

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 Ziziphus obtusifolia var. canescens

 Ziziphus obtusifolia var. canescens

 Ziziphus obtusifolia var. canescens

 Ziziphus obtusifolia var. canescens

 Ziziphus obtusifolia var. canescens

 Ziziphus obtusifolia var. canescens

Habitat: washes, riparian areas
Life Form: shrub,tall
Leaf Description: alternate simple canescent
Flower Color: greenish or green
Flowering Period: May to Sept.
Spines: thorns
Family: Rhamnaceae (buckthorn family)
Abundance: 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 46 (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 Ziziphus obtusifolia var. canescens (opens in a new tab).

 

 

 

 

 

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