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Sonoran Desert Plants
Talinum paniculatum (Pink Babys-breath,Jewels of Opar)

Coffee Pot Mountain


 Talinum paniculatum

Habitat: rocky slopes,mountains
Life Form: forb,perennial or subshrub
Leaf Description: alternate,large,smooth,elliptic,entire
Flower Color: pink or magenta
Flowering Period: Jul. to Sept.
Spines: spineless
Family: Talinaceae (talinum family)
Abundance: rare
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S. and S. Rutman. 2016. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: A Flora of Southwestern Arizona. Part 20. Eudicots: Solanaceae to Zygophyllaceae. Phytoneuron 2016-52: 1-66. Published 4 August 2016. ISSN 2153 733X page 36 (7.5 MB pdf)

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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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