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Coursetia glandulosa

Coursetia glandulosa A. Gray

Coursetia, Rosary Baby-bonnets, Rosary Babybonnets

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Coursetia microphylla

USDA Symbol: COGL8

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Rosary baby-bonnets or coursetia is a deciduous shrub, up to 20 ft. tall. Its showy flowers, which appear with the pinnate leaves, are white tinged pink with a yellow center. Narrow pods follow. Stems are sometimes heavily encrusted with an orange-colored substance, resulting from an insect infestation.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Size Class: 12-36 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr


Native Distribution: S. AZ & n. Sonora
Native Habitat: Dry, rocky canyon slopes; 4000 ft. or lower

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Rocky soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available

Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)

Cincta rothschildia
(Rothschildia cincta)

Adult Food Source
Learn more at BAMONA


Bibref 1186 - Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America (2005) Covell, C.V., Jr.
Bibref 1185 - Field Guide to Western Butterflies (Peterson Field Guides) (1999) Opler, P.A. and A.B. Wright

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Additional resources

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


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

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