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Sonoran Desert Plants
Boerhavia pterocarpa (Wing-fruit Spiderling)

Coffee Pot Mountain


Life Form: forb,annual
Leaf Description: opposite,simple,entire,ovate to lanceolate,smooth
Flower Color: pink or magenta
Flowering Period: Summer and fall
Spines: spineless
Family: Nyctaginaceae (4-o'clock family)
Abundance: rare
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S. and S. Rutman. 2016. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: A flora of southwestern Arizona. Part 17. Eudicots: Nyctaginaceae to Plumbaginaceae. Phytoneuron 2016-34: 1-77. Published 11 May 2016. ISSN 2153 733X page 13 (8.7 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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