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Sonoran Desert Plants
Loeseliastrum schottii (Schotts Calico)

Ajo Peak at Night


Habitat: washes, sandy areas
Life Form: forb,annual
Leaf Description: opposite,oblong,bristle toothed or
Flower Color: blue or lavender or white or whitish
Flowering Period: Mar. to May
Spines: spineless
Family: Polemoniaceae (phlox family)
Abundance: uncommon
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, and J.M. Porter. 2016. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona. Part 18. Eudicots: Polemoniaceae - Phlox Family. Phytoneuron 2016-35: 1-24. Published 11 May 2016. ISSN 2153 733X page 20 (2 MB pdf)

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






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