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Ayenia compacta

Ayenia compacta Rose

California Ayenia, Compact Ayenia, Desert Ayenia

Sterculiaceae (Cacao family)

Synonym(s): Ayenia californica


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: Petals have distinct claws.


Native Habitat: Rocky slopes, gravelly or sandy washes, dry canyons.

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


Record Modified: 2020-12-16
Research By: CBR

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