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Sonoran Desert Plants
Vauquelinia californica ssp.sonorensis (Arizona Rosewood, Sonoran Rosewood)

Ajo Peak at Night

 

 Vauquelinia californica ssp.sonorensis

 Vauquelinia californica ssp.sonorensis

 Vauquelinia californica ssp.sonorensis

 Vauquelinia californica ssp.sonorensis

 Vauquelinia californica ssp.sonorensis

 Vauquelinia californica ssp.sonorensis

 Vauquelinia californica ssp.sonorensis

Habitat: canyons, cliffs, rocky slopes
Life Form: tree
Leaf Description: alternate simple toothed woolly underneath
Flower Color: white or whitish
Flowering Period: May to June
Spines: spineless
Family: Rosaceae (rose family)
Abundance: locally common
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S. and S. Rutman. 2015. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona Part 19. Eudicots: Polygalaceae to Simmondsiaceae. Phytoneuron 2016-47: 1-71. Published 23 June 2016. ISSN 2153 733X page 49 (13.7 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 Vauquelinia californica ssp.sonorensis (opens in a new tab).

 

 

 

 

 

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