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Sonoran Desert Plants
Nitrophylla occidentalis (Alkali Weed)

Coffee Pot Mountain


 Nitrophylla occidentalis

 Nitrophylla occidentalis

Habitat: wet saline areas
Life Form: forb,perennial
Leaf Description: opposite,narrow,succulent
Flower Color: pink or magenta
Flowering Period: Apr. to May
Spines: spineless
Family: Amaranthaceae (amaranth family)
Abundance: rare
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, and J. Malusa. 2014. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona: Part 8. Eudicots: Acanthaceae to Apocynaceae. Phytoneuron 2014-85, 1-71 page 41 (8.5 MB pdf)

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