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Sonoran Desert Plants
Kallstroemia californica (California Caltrop, mal de ojo, baiburin)

Crater Range

 

 Kallstroemia californica

 Kallstroemia californica

Habitat: valleys, bajadas
Life Form: forb,annual
Leaf Description: opposite pinnate
Flower Color: orange yellow
Flowering Period: May to Oct.
Spines: spineless
Family: Zygophyllaceae (caltrop family)
Abundance: 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 55 (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 Kallstroemia californica (opens in a new tab).

 

 

 

 

 

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