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Sonoran Desert Plants
Herniaria hirsuta v. cinerea (Burstwort)

Coffee Pot Mountain


 Herniaria hirsuta v. cinerea

Habitat: disturbed areas
Life Form: forb,annual
Leaf Description: elliptical, alternate, simple, entire,
Flower Color: green
Flowering Period: winter and spring
Spines: spineless
Family: Caryophyllaceae (pink family)
Abundance: rare
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, and J. Malusa. 2015. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: A flora of southwestern Arizona. Part 12. Eudicots: Campanulaceae to Cucurbitaceae. Phytoneuron 2015-21: 1-39. Published 30 March 2015. ISSN 2153 733X page 16 (4.4 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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