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Navarretia prolifera

Navarretia prolifera Greene

Bur Pincushionplant, Burr Pincushion-plant, Burr Navarretia

Polemoniaceae (Phlox family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 6 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul


Native Habitat: Dry, rocky flats near drainage channels.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 36 - Jepson eFlora (2019) The Jepson Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2021-06-22
Research By: CBR

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