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Cistanthe parryi var. hesseae

Cistanthe parryi (A. Gray) Hershkovitz var. hesseae (J.H. Thomas) Kartesz & Gandhi

Hesse's Pussypaws, Santa Cruz Mountains Pussypaws, Santa Cruz Mtns. Pussypaws

Portulacaceae (Purslane family)

Synonym(s): Calyptridium parryi var. hesseae


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 4 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug


Native Habitat: Open, sandy areas, chaparral, woodlands.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
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 Cistanthe parryi var. hesseae in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Cistanthe parryi var. hesseae in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Cistanthe parryi var. hesseae


Record Modified: 2020-11-12
Research By: CBR

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