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Brandegea bigelovii

Desert Star-vine

Brandegea bigelovii
Brandegea bigelovii

Life form2, 3: vine, non-woody
Habitat: washes
leaf presence3: leaves usually present
leaf arrangement3: alternate
leaf format3: simple
leaf shape3: cordate and ovate
leaf surface3: rough or bumpy
leaf margin3: digitate 5 lobed
Flower color2: cream
Flowering period2: Jan. to May
Armament2, 3: spineless
Family1, 2, 3: Cucurbitaceae (gourd family)
Status: common
Locations where collected or observed:
      Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge
      Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
      Tinajas Altas area
      Sonoran Desert National Monument

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