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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Plants
Zeltnera arizonica (Arizona centaury)

Coffee Pot Mountain


 Zeltnera arizonica

 Zeltnera arizonica

Habitat: saline wet areas
Life Form: forb,annual
Leaf Description: lanceolate or oblanceolate or obovate,simple,entire
Flower Color: pink or magenta
Flowering Period: Mar. to Nov.
Spines: spineless
Family: Gentianaceae (gentian family)
Abundance: locally common
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 8 (8.5 MB pdf)

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