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Crossosoma bigelovii S. Watson
Crossosoma, Ragged rockflower
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.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr
, NV Native Distribution:
Deserts of s. & w. AZ,
& n.w. Mex. Native Habitat:
Dry, rocky slopes & cliffs below 3000 ft.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Rocky soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
PropagationDescription: 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 either on display or available from the following:
Tohono Chul Park, Inc.
- Tucson, AZ
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff