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Sonoran Desert Plants
Polanisia dodecandra ssp. Trachysperma (Western Clammyweed)

Coffee Pot Mountain


 Polanisia dodecandra ssp. Trachysperma

 Polanisia dodecandra ssp. Trachysperma

Habitat: valleys
Life Form: forb,annual
Leaf Description: simple, oblanceolate to elliptic, entire, sticky
Flower Color: white or whitish
Flowering Period: summer
Spines: spineless
Family: Cleomaceae (cleome family)
Abundance: uncommon
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 19 (4.4 MB pdf)

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