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Sonoran Desert Plants
Hesperidanthus linearifolius (Purple Rock-mustard)

Coffee Pot Mountain


Habitat: mountains
Life Form: forb,annual
Leaf Description: alternate simple entire or toothed
Flower Color: purple to pink or magenta
Flowering Period: summer
Spines: spineless
Family: Brassicaceae (mustard family)
Abundance: rare
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 20 (5.6 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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