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Sonoran Desert Plants
Krameria erecta (Range Rhatany, Little-leaf Rhatany, cosahul)

Crater Range


 Krameria erecta

 Krameria erecta

 Krameria erecta

 Krameria erecta

Habitat: bajadas
Life Form: shrub,low
Leaf Description: alternate simple
Flower Color: pinkish or pink or magenta
Flowering Period: Apr. to Oct.
Spines: spineless
Family: Krameriaceae (ratany family)
Abundance: rare
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S. and S. Rutman. 2015. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: A flora of southwestern Arizona. Part 15. Eudicots: Fagaceae to Lythraceae. Phytoneuron 2015-59: 1-53. Published 20 Oct 2015. ISSN 2153 733X page 18 (8.5 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 Krameria erecta (opens in a new tab).






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