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Boerhavia erecta

Spiderling, juantilipin

Life form2, 3: forb, annual
Habitat: valleys, washes, bajadas
leaf presence3: leaves usually present
leaf arrangement3: opposite
leaf format3: simple
leaf shape3: ovate
leaf margin3: crenate or entire
Flower color2: white or whitish to pink or magenta
Flowering period2: Summer and fall
Armament2, 3: spineless
Family1, 2, 3: Nyctaginaceae (4-o'clock family)
Status: locally common
Locations where collected or observed:
      Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge
      Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
      Tinajas Altas area

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