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Sonoran Desert Plants
Psorothamnus emoryi var. emoryi (Emory indigo-bush, Emory's smokebush)



 Psorothamnus emoryi var. emoryi

 Psorothamnus emoryi var. emoryi

Habitat: sand dunes
Life Form: shrub,medium
Leaf Description: alternate pinnate
Flower Color: purple or indigo or violet
Flowering Period: Spring
Spines: spineless
Family: Fabaceae (bean family)
Abundance: locally common
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S. and S. Rutman. 2015. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: a flora of southwestern Arizona. Part 14. Eudicots: Fabaceae - legume family. Phytoneuron 2015-58: 1-83. Published 20 Oct 2015. ISSN 2153 733X page 63 (13.1 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 Psorothamnus emoryi var. emoryi (opens in a new tab).






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