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Portulaca suffrutescens

Shrubby Purslane

Life form2, 3: subshrub
Habitat: valleys, bajadas
leaf presence3: leaves usually present
leaf arrangement3: whorled below flowers
leaf format3: simple
leaf shape3: linear to oblanceolate below flowers
Flower color2: copper to orange
Flowering period2: Jul. to Sept.
Armament2, 3: spineless
Family1, 2, 3: Portulacaceae (purslane family)
Status: rare
Locations where collected or observed:
      Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
      Sonoran Desert National Monument

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