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Crossosoma bigelovii

Crossosoma bigelovii S. Watson

Crossosoma, Ragged rockflower

Crossosomataceae (Rockflower Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: CRBI2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Ragged rockflower or crossosoma is a much-branched, spreading desert shrub, 3-6 ft. tall, with rigid, spiny branchlets and gray-green leaves which may fall off during drought stress. Flowers are white to pinkish and apple blossom-like.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 6-12 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr

Distribution

USA: AZ , CA , NV
Native Distribution: Deserts of s. & w. AZ, s.e. CA & n.w. Mex.
Native Habitat: Dry, rocky slopes & cliffs below 3000 ft.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Rocky soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available

Propagation

Description: Propagation by seed is possible.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: No pretreament is required.
Commercially Avail: yes

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Tohono Chul Park, Inc. - Tucson, AZ

Additional resources

USDA: Find Crossosoma bigelovii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Crossosoma bigelovii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Crossosoma bigelovii

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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