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Boerhavia megaptera

Large-winged Spiderling

Life form2, 3: forb, annual
Habitat: mountains, rocky slopes
leaf presence3: leaves usually present
leaf arrangement3: opposite
leaf format3: simple
leaf shape3: oblong to lanceolate
leaf surface3: punctate
leaf margin3: entire
Flower color2: pink or magenta
Flowering period2: Summer and fall
Armament2, 3: spineless
Family1, 2, 3: Nyctaginaceae (4-o'clock family)
Status: rare
Location where collected or observed:
      Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

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