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Sonoran Desert Plants
Ayenia microphylla (Shrub Ayenia)

Ajo Peak at Night


Habitat: rocky slopes
Life Form: subshrub
Leaf Description: alternate simple
Flower Color: reddish to purplish
Flowering Period: Mar. to Oct.
Spines: spineless
Family: Malvaceae (mallow family)
Abundance: locally common
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, C.J.S. Davis, and R. Lindley. 2015. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: A flora of southwestern Arizona. Part 16. Eudicots: Malpighiaceae to Moraceae. Phytoneuron 2015-60: 1-54. Published 5 November 2015. ISSN 2153 733X page 14 (6.9 MB pdf)

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






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