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Thamnosma montana

Thamnosma montana Torr. & Frém.

Desert Rue, Turpentinebroom

Rutaceae (Rue Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: THMO

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Often leafless, densely branched, yellowish-green shrub; branches are pungent and dotted with glands.

Desert Rue belongs to the family Rutaceae, which includes lemons, oranges, and grapefruits. The fruit is a miniature of these citrus fruits and may smell overpowering at times.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Leaf: Yellow-Green
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr

Distribution

USA: AZ , CA , NV , UT
Native Distribution: S. Nevada, extreme sw. Utah, se. California, scattered parts of western half of Arizona.
Native Habitat: Slopes and mesas, usually rocky or gravelly areas; below 4500’ (1370 m).

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
CaCO3 Tolerance: High

Benefit

Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Additional resources

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

Metadata

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

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