Fagonia laevis Standl.
California Fagonbush, Fagonia
Zygophyllaceae (Creosote-Bush Family)
Synonym(s): Fagonia californica ssp. laevis, Fagonia californica var. laevis, Fagonia californica var. longipes, Fagonia longipes
USDA Symbol: FALA
A low, round, open plant with green, forking, angular stems and scattered flowers like pale lavender stars at branch ends.
This plant is so open that it hardly casts a shadow. The stems and small leaves present little surface area to the sun and hot dry air, an adaptation to desert conditions that conserves precious water.
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
DistributionUSA: AZ , CA , NV , UT
Native Distribution: Southern Utah south through western Arizona and southeastern California to northwestern Mexico.
Native Habitat: Rocky slopes and washes in deserts.
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Fagonia laevis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Fagonia laevis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Fagonia laevis
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff