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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Plants
Ptelea trifoliata (Three-leaf Hoptree)



Habitat: mountains
Life Form: tree
Leaf Description: alternate,trifoliate,smooth,entire
Flower Color: white or whitish
Flowering Period: March to May
Spines: spineless
Family: Rutaceae (citrus family)
Abundance: uncommon
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 54 (13.7 MB pdf)

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






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