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Sonoran Desert Plants
Descurainia pinnata (Western Tansy Mustard,pamita)

Coffee Pot Mountain


 Descurainia pinnata

 Descurainia pinnata

Habitat: disturbed areas
Life Form: forb,annual
Leaf Description: alternate pinnate
Flower Color: yellow white or whitish
Flowering Period: spring
Spines: spineless
Family: Brassicaceae (mustard family)
Abundance: common
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, A. Salywon, and J. Malusa. 2015. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona: Part 11. Eudicots: Brassicaceae and Burseraceae. Phytoneuron 2015-6, 1-48 page 13 (5.6 MB pdf)

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