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Sonoran Desert Plants
Chylismia arenaria (Fortuna Suncup)

Coffee Pot Mountain


Habitat: washes,rocky slopes
Life Form: forb,annual
Leaf Description: alternate simple
Flower Color: yellow to red
Flowering Period: Feb. to Apr.
Spines: spineless
Family: Onagraceae (evening primrose family)
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 29 (8.7 MB pdf)

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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