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Sonoran Desert Plants
Carlowrightia arizonica (Arizona Wrightwort, Lemilla)

Senita

 

Habitat: bajadas, washes
Life Form: shrub,low
Leaf Description: opposite simple
Flower Color: white or whitish
Flowering Period: Aug. to Sept.
Spines: spineless
Family: Acanthaceae (acanthus family)
Abundance: rare
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, and J. Malusa. 2014. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona: Part 8. Eudicots: Acanthaceae to Apocynaceae. Phytoneuron 2014-85, 1-71 page 4 (8.5 MB pdf)

Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Carlowrightia arizonica (opens in a new tab).

 

 

 

 

 

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