List by Scientific Name - List by Common Name

Monoptilon bellioides

Mojave Desert Star

Monoptilon bellioides
Monoptilon bellioides
Monoptilon bellioides

Life form2, 3: forb, annual
Habitat: bajadas, rocky slopes
leaf presence3: leaves usually present
leaf arrangement3: alternate
leaf format3: simple
leaf shape3: linear or oblanceolate
leaf surface3: hairy
leaf margin3: entire
Flower color2: white or whitish or lavender or violet
Flowering period2: Feb. to Apr.
Armament2, 3: spineless
Family1, 2, 3: Asteraceae (sunflower family)
Conserved or Obsolete Family1: Compositae (composite family)
Status: common
Locations where collected or observed:
      Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge
      Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
      Tinajas Altas area
      Ajo vicinity and BLM land
      Barry M. Goldwater Range
      Sonoran Desert National Monument

*For information on nomenclature, authorship, or plant characteristics, see these references:

copyright © Hank Jorgensen 2007