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Psorothamnus spinosus

Smoke Tree, palo cenizo

Psorothamnus spinosus
Psorothamnus spinosus
Psorothamnus spinosus

Life form2, 3: tree
Habitat: washes
leaf presence3: leaves only on new growth
leaf arrangement3: alternate
leaf format3: apparently simple
leaf shape3: ovate
leaf surface3: woolly hairy and red spotted
leaf margin3: toothed
Flower color2: lavender to violet to purple
Flowering period2: Apr. to June
Armament2, 3: spineless
Family1, 2, 3: Fabaceae (bean family)
Conserved or Obsolete Family1: Leguminosae (pea family)
Synonym(s)1: Dalea spinosa
Status: locally common
Locations where collected or observed:
      Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge
      Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
      Sonoran Desert National Monument
      Yuma area and southeastern California
      Barry M. Goldwater Range

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