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Sonoran Desert Plants
Dithyrea californica (California Spectacle-pod)

Coffee Pot Mountain

 

 Dithyrea californica

 Dithyrea californica

 Dithyrea californica

Habitat: sand dunes
Life Form: forb,annual
Leaf Description: alternate simple
Flower Color: white or whitish
Flowering Period: Feb. to Apr.
Spines: spineless
Family: Brassicaceae (mustard family)
Abundance: locally common
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, A. Salywon, and J. Malusa. 2015. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona: Part 11. Eudicots: Brassicaceae and Burseraceae. Phytoneuron 2015-6, 1-48 page 17 (5.6 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 Dithyrea californica (opens in a new tab).

 

 

 

 

 

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