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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Plants
Boerhavia megaptera (Large-winged Spiderling)

Cabeza Prieta Peak


Habitat: mountains, rocky slopes
Life Form: forb,annual
Leaf Description: opposite,simple,oblong to lanceolate,entire,punctate
Flower Color: pink or magenta
Flowering Period: Summer and fall
Spines: spineless
Family: Nyctaginaceae (4-o'clock family)
Abundance: rare
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S. and S. Rutman. 2016. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: A flora of southwestern Arizona. Part 17. Eudicots: Nyctaginaceae to Plumbaginaceae. Phytoneuron 2016-34: 1-77. Published 11 May 2016. ISSN 2153 733X page 12 (8.7 MB pdf)

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






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