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Sonoran Desert Plants
Veronica peregrina subsp. xalapensis (Purslane Speedwell, Necklace-weed)

Crater Range


Habitat: washes
Life Form: forb,annual
Leaf Description: opposite simple
Flower Color: whitish
Flowering Period: Mar. to Sept.
Spines: spineless
Family: Plantaginaceae (plantain family)
Abundance: 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 72 (8.7 MB pdf)

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






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