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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Plants
Croton sonorae (Sonora croton)

Cabeza Prieta Peak

 

 Croton sonorae

 Croton sonorae

 Croton sonorae

 Croton sonorae

 Croton sonorae

 Croton sonorae

Habitat: rocky slopes
Life Form: medium shrub
Leaf Description: alternate simple leaves
Flower Color: greenish
Flowering Period: Aug.
Spines: spineless
Family: Euphorbiaceae (spurge 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 504

"Flora of the Gran Desierto and Rio Colorado of Northwest Mexico (Southwest Center Series)", Richard Felger, 2001. University of Arizona Press, Tucson
    page 270

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