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Sonoran Desert Plants
Thamnosma montana (Turpentine-broom)

Cabeza Prieta Peak

 

 Thamnosma montana

 Thamnosma montana

Habitat: bajadas, rocky slopes
Life Form: shrub
Leaf Description: alternate simple
Flower Color: dark violet
Flowering Period: Feb. to Apr.
Spines: thorns
Family: Rutaceae (citrus family)
Abundance: locally 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 55 (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 Thamnosma montana (opens in a new tab).

 

 

 

 

 

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