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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Plants
Brandegea bigelovii (Desert Star-vine)

Cabeza Prieta Peak

 

 Brandegea bigelovii

 Brandegea bigelovii

 Brandegea bigelovii

 Brandegea bigelovii

 Brandegea bigelovii

 Brandegea bigelovii

 Brandegea bigelovii

Habitat: washes
Life Form: vine,non-woody
Leaf Description: alternate, simple, 3-
Flower Color: cream
Flowering Period: Jan. to May
Spines: spineless
Family: Cucurbitaceae (gourd family)
Abundance: common
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, and J. Malusa. 2015. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: A flora of southwestern Arizona. Part 12. Eudicots: Campanulaceae to Cucurbitaceae. Phytoneuron 2015-21: 1-39. Published 30 March 2015. ISSN 2153 733X page 27 (4.4 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 Brandegea bigelovii (opens in a new tab).

 

 

 

 

 

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