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Sonoran Desert Plants
Calyptridium monandrum Nuttall (Sand-cress, Common Pussypaws)

Ajo Peak at Night

 

 Calyptridium monandrum Nuttall

Habitat: valleys
Life Form: forb,annual
Leaf Description: alternate,spatulate,simple,entire,succulent,smooth
Flower Color: pink
Flowering Period: Mar. to May
Spines: spineless
Family: Montiaceae (miners lettuce family)
Abundance: common
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, C.J.S. Davis, and R. Lindley. 2015. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: A flora of southwestern Arizona. Part 16. Eudicots: Malpighiaceae to Moraceae. Phytoneuron 2015-60: 1-54. Published 5 November 2015. ISSN 2153 733X page 47 (6.9 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 Calyptridium monandrum Nuttall (opens in a new tab).

 

 

 

 

 

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