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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Plants
Sairocarpus nuttallianus (Bentham) D.A. Sutton (Lesser Snapdragon)

Cabeza Prieta Peak


Habitat: canyons
Life Form: forb,annual
Leaf Description: alternate,simple,entire
Flower Color: violet
Flowering Period: Mar. to May
Spines: spineless
Family: Plantaginaceae (plantain 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 69 (8.7 MB pdf)

Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Sairocarpus nuttallianus (Bentham) D.A. Sutton (opens in a new tab).






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