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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Plants
Euphorbia polycarpa (Desert Spurge, golondrina)

Cabeza Prieta Peak

 

 Euphorbia polycarpa

 Euphorbia polycarpa

 Euphorbia polycarpa

 Euphorbia polycarpa

Habitat: valleys, bajadas
Life Form: forb,perennial or forb,annual
Leaf Description: opposite simple entire folded
Flower Color: white or whitish and red and black
Flowering Period: year round
Spines: spineless
Family: Euphorbiaceae (spurge family)
Abundance: common
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, and N.C. Taylor. 2015. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: A flora of southwestern Arizona. Part 13. Eudicots: Euphorbiaceae. Phytoneuron 2015-26: 1-65. Published 15 April 2015. SSN 2153 733X page 37 (6.7 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 Euphorbia polycarpa (opens in a new tab).

 

 

 

 

 

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