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Sonoran Desert Plants
Boerhavia spicata Choisy v.palmeri S.Watson (Spiderling,juantilipin)

Coffee Pot Mountain


 Boerhavia spicata Choisy v.palmeri S.Watson

 Boerhavia spicata Choisy v.palmeri S.Watson

Habitat: washes,disturbed areas
Life Form: forb,annual
Leaf Description: opposite simple,ovate,entire
Flower Color: white or whitish to pink or magenta
Flowering Period: Summer and fall
Spines: spineless
Family: Nyctaginaceae (4-o'clock family)
Abundance: locally 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 14 (8.7 MB pdf)

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