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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Plants
Chamaesaracha coronopus (False Nightshade, Small Groundcherry, Green-leaf Five-eyes)

Cabeza Prieta Peak


 Chamaesaracha coronopus

Habitat: roadsides, disturbed areas, bajadas, valleys
Life Form: forb,perennial
Leaf Description: alternate simple lanceolate
Flower Color: whitish or white or whitish
Flowering Period: Apr. to Sept.
Spines: spineless
Family: Solanaceae (nightshade family)
Abundance: locally common
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S. and S. Rutman. 2016. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: A Flora of Southwestern Arizona. Part 20. Eudicots: Solanaceae to Zygophyllaceae. Phytoneuron 2016-52: 1-66. Published 4 August 2016. ISSN 2153 733X page 6 (7.5 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 Chamaesaracha coronopus (opens in a new tab).






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