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Sonoran Desert Plants
Mollugo cerviana (Thread-stem Carpet-weed,Indian Chickweed)

Coffee Pot Mountain


Habitat: near water,washes,sand dunes
Life Form: forb,annual
Leaf Description: basal,spatulate,simple,entire,smooth
Flower Color: white or whitish
Flowering Period: Summer and fall
Spines: spineless
Family: Molluginaceae (carpet-weed family)
Abundance: introduced
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, C.J.S. Davis, and R. Lindley. 2015. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: A flora of southwestern Arizona. Part 16. Eudicots: Malpighiaceae to Moraceae. Phytoneuron 2015-60: 1-54. Published 5 November 2015. ISSN 2153 733X page 45 (6.9 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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