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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Plants
Matthiola longipetala (Night-scented Stock)

Cabeza Prieta Peak


Habitat: disturbed areas
Life Form: forb,annual
Leaf Description: alternate rough
Flower Color: pink to purplish or magenta
Flowering Period: Apr. and May
Spines: spineless
Family: Brassicaceae (mustard family)
Abundance: introduced,rare
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, A. Salywon, and J. Malusa. 2015. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona: Part 11. Eudicots: Brassicaceae and Burseraceae. Phytoneuron 2015-6, 1-48 page 27 (5.6 MB pdf)

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






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