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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Plants
Psorothamnus schottii (Indigo bush)

Coffee Pot Mountain


 Psorothamnus schottii

 Psorothamnus schottii

 Psorothamnus schottii

Habitat: bajadas, valleys, hillsides
Life Form: shrub,tall
Leaf Description: fascicled,linear
Flower Color: indigo to violet to blue
Flowering Period: March to May
Spines: spineless
Family: Fabaceae (bean family)
Abundance: common in SE California

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






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