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Sonoran Desert Plants
Boerhavia coccinea (Red Spiderling,Scarlet Spiderling)

Coffee Pot Mountain


 Boerhavia coccinea

 Boerhavia coccinea

 Boerhavia coccinea

 Boerhavia coccinea

Habitat: roadsides,disturbed areas,yards,disturbed areas
Life Form: forb,perennial
Leaf Description: opposite simple,glandular or ,ovate
Flower Color: dark red
Flowering Period: Apr. to Nov.
Spines: spineless
Family: Nyctaginaceae (4-o'clock family)
Abundance: introduced,common
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 10 (8.7 MB pdf)

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