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Sonoran Desert Plants
Boerhavia erecta (Spiderling, juantilipin)

Coffee Pot Mountain

 

Habitat: valleys, washes, bajadas
Life Form: forb,annual
Leaf Description: opposite simple,ovate,crenate or entire
Flower Color: white or whitish to pink or magenta
Flowering Period: Summer and fall
Spines: spineless
Family: Nyctaginaceae (4-o'clock family)
Abundance: locally common
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S. and S. Rutman. 2016. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: A flora of southwestern Arizona. Part 17. Eudicots: Nyctaginaceae to Plumbaginaceae. Phytoneuron 2016-34: 1-77. Published 11 May 2016. ISSN 2153 733X page 10 (8.7 MB pdf)

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

 

 

 

 

 

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