Crossosoma bigelovii S. Watson
Crossosoma, Ragged Rockflower
Crossosomataceae (Crossosoma Family)
USDA Symbol: CRBI2
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.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr
DistributionUSA: AZ , CA , NV
Native Distribution: Deserts of s. & w. AZ, s.e. CA & 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 DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Tohono Chul Park, Inc. - Tucson, AZ
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Crossosoma bigelovii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Crossosoma bigelovii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Crossosoma bigelovii
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff