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Petalonyx linearis

Petalonyx linearis Greene

Long Leaved Sandpaper Plant, Narrow-leaf Sandpaper Plant, Narrowleaf Sandpaper Plant

Loasaceae (Loasa family)


USDA Symbol: PELI5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub , Shrub
Size Notes: Up to about 5 feet tall, often much shorter.


Native Habitat: Sandy and gravelly canyon and arroyo bottoms, creosote bush scrub.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
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 Petalonyx linearis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Petalonyx linearis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Petalonyx linearis


Record Modified: 2020-11-04
Research By: CBR

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