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Aspicarpa hirtella

Aspicarpa hirtella Rich.

Chaparral Asphead, Carrechuela

Malpighiaceae (Barbados Cherry Family)


USDA Symbol: ASHI3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub , Shrub
Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot tall, stems erect or decumbent, spreading branches up to about 3 feet long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct


Native Habitat: Dry rocky slopes among boulders, grassy slopes with oaks, pines and junipers.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2020-07-24
Research By: CBR

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