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Sonoran Desert Plants
Plumbago zeylanica (Doctor-bush, estrenina)



 Plumbago zeylanica

Habitat: mountains
Life Form: subshrub
Leaf Description: alternate,simple,entire
Flower Color: white or whitish to blue or violet or indigo
Flowering Period: May to Sept.
Spines: spineless
Family: Plumbaginaceae (leadwort 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 73 (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 Plumbago zeylanica (opens in a new tab).






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