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Sonoran Desert Plants
Johnstonella racemosa (S.Watson ex A.Gray) Brand (Bushy Cryptantha)



Habitat: mountains
Life Form: forb,annual or forb,perennial
Leaf Description: oblanceolate to linear,setaceous,simple,opposite or whorled
Flower Color: white or whitish
Flowering Period: winter and spring
Spines: spineless
Family: Boraginaceae (borage family)
Abundance: uncommon
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, C.M. Guilliams, and J. Malusa. 2015. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona: Part 10. Eudicots: Berberidaceae, Bignoniaceae and Boraginaceae. Phytoneuron 2015-1, 1-60 page 31 (5.9 MB pdf)

Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Johnstonella racemosa (S.Watson ex A.Gray) Brand (opens in a new tab).






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