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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Plants
Pholisma sonorae (Sandfood, camote de los medanos)

Ajo Peak at Night


Habitat: sand dunes, sandy areas
Life Form: forb,perennial parasite
Leaf Description: simple,sessile,linear to scalelike,
Flower Color: lavender or violet or purple
Flowering Period: Mar. to May
Spines: spineless
Family: Lennoaceae (lennoa family)
Abundance: locally common
Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Pholisma sonorae (opens in a new tab).






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