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Sonoran Desert Plants
Ptelea trifoliata (Three-leaf Hoptree)

Coffee Pot Mountain


 Ptelea trifoliata

 Ptelea trifoliata

 Ptelea trifoliata

 Ptelea trifoliata

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)

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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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