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Sonoran Desert Plants
Commicarpus scandens (Climbing Wart-club)

Ajo Peak at Night


 Commicarpus scandens

 Commicarpus scandens

 Commicarpus scandens

Habitat: valleys, bajadas
Life Form: subshrub
Leaf Description: opposite,simple,ovate to lanceolate,sinuate
Flower Color: white or whitish
Flowering Period: Mar. to Oct.
Spines: spineless
Family: Nyctaginaceae (4-o'clock family)
Abundance: uncommon
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 18 (8.7 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 Commicarpus scandens (opens in a new tab).






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