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Sonoran Desert Plants
Eustoma exaltatum ssp.exaltatum (Catchfly Gentian)

Coffee Pot Mountain


 Eustoma exaltatum ssp.exaltatum

 Eustoma exaltatum ssp.exaltatum

 Eustoma exaltatum ssp.exaltatum

Habitat: saline wet areas
Life Form: forb,perennial
Leaf Description: simple,sessile,oblong,entire,thickish
Flower Color: cream,white or whitish
Flowering Period: Jun.to Sept.
Spines: spineless
Family: Gentianaceae (gentian family)
Abundance: uncommon
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S. and S. Rutman. 2015. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: A flora of southwestern Arizona. Part 15. Eudicots: Fagaceae to Lythraceae. Phytoneuron 2015-59: 1-53. Published 20 Oct 2015. ISSN 2153 733X page 7 (8.5 MB pdf)

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