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Sonoran Desert Plants
Plumbago zeylanica (Doctor-bush,estrenina)

Coffee Pot Mountain


Habitat: mountains
Life Form: subshrub
Leaf Description: alternate,simple,entire
Flower Color: white or whitish to blue or violet or indigo
Flowering Period: May to Sept.
Spines: spineless
Family: Plumbaginaceae (leadwort 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 73 (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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