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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Plants
Dicliptera resupinata (Fold-wing, alfalfilla)

Coffee Pot Mountain


 Dicliptera resupinata

 Dicliptera resupinata

Habitat: rocky slopes, canyons, mountains
Life Form: forb,annual or forb,perennial
Leaf Description: opposite,simple,entire,ovate to lanceolate
Flower Color: lavender
Flowering Period: Apr. to Oct.
Spines: spineless
Family: Acanthaceae (acanthus family)
Abundance: uncommon

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






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