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Sonoran Desert Plants
Monolepis nuttalliana (Poverty weed, patata)

Ajo Peak at Night

 

Habitat: saline valley bottoms
Life Form: forb,annual
Leaf Description: alternate simple succulent
Flower Color: greenish or green
Flowering Period: Jan. to Apr.
Spines: spineless
Family: Amaranthaceae (amaranth family)
Abundance: locally common
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, and J. Malusa. 2014. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona: Part 8. Eudicots: Acanthaceae to Apocynaceae. Phytoneuron 2014-85, 1-71 page 40 (8.5 MB pdf)

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

 

 

 

 

 

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