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Sonoran Desert Plants
Colubrina californica (California snake bush,snakewood)

Coffee Pot Mountain


 Colubrina californica

 Colubrina californica

 Colubrina californica

 Colubrina californica

Habitat: rocky slopes,washes
Life Form: shrub,tall
Leaf Description: alternate simple
Flower Color: greenish or green
Flowering Period: June to Aug.
Spines: spineless
Family: Rhamnaceae (buckthorn family)
Abundance: locally common
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S. and S. Rutman. 2015. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona Part 19. Eudicots: Polygalaceae to Simmondsiaceae. Phytoneuron 2016-47: 1-71. Published 23 June 2016. ISSN 2153 733X page 42 (13.7 MB pdf)

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






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