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Sonoran Desert Plants
Fagonia pachyacantha (Sticky fagonbush)

Ajo Peak at Night

 

 Fagonia pachyacantha

 Fagonia pachyacantha

 Fagonia pachyacantha

Habitat: bajadas, valleys
Life Form: subshrub
Leaf Description: alternate or opposite trifoliate,glandular
Flower Color: magenta or pink
Flowering Period: spring
Spines: straight
Family: Zygophyllaceae (caltrop family)
Abundance: uncommon
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 54 (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 Fagonia pachyacantha (opens in a new tab).

 

 

 

 

 

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