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Krameria erecta (Littleleaf ratany)
Schwartzman, Steven

Krameria erecta

Krameria erecta Willd. ex Schult.

Littleleaf Ratany, Range Ratany

Krameriaceae (Krameria Family)

Synonym(s): Krameria glandulosa, Krameria imparata, Krameria parvifolia, Krameria parvifolia var. glandulosa, Krameria parvifolia var. imparata

USDA Symbol: KRER

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

A low, grayish, intricately branched, very twiggy shrub with bilaterally symmetrical reddish-lavender flowers.

This species is commonly found among creosote bush. Similar species lack glands beneath flowers and have different barb arrangements on prickles of fruit.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Leaf: Gray-Green
Flower:
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr

Distribution

USA: AZ , CA , NM , NV , TX , UT
Native Distribution: Se. California to w. Texas; n. Mexico.
Native Habitat: Desert slopes, flats, and dry plains.

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
CaCO3 Tolerance: High

Benefit

Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2017-12-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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