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Sonoran Desert Plants
Portulaca suffrutescens (Shrubby Purslane)

Coffee Pot Mountain


 Portulaca suffrutescens

 Portulaca suffrutescens

Habitat: valleys,bajadas
Life Form: subshrub
Leaf Description: linear to oblanceolate,whorled below flowers
Flower Color: copper to orange
Flowering Period: Jul. to Sept.
Spines: spineless
Family: Portulacaceae (purslane family)
Abundance: rare
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S. and S. Rutman. 2015. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona Part 19. Eudicots: Polygalaceae to Simmondsiaceae. Phytoneuron 2016-47: 1-71. Published 23 June 2016. ISSN 2153 733X page 29 (13.7 MB pdf)

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