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Peucephyllum schottii

Peucephyllum schottii A. Gray

Desert Fir, Desert Pine, Pigmycedar, Schott's Pygmycedar

Asteraceae (Aster Family)


USDA Symbol: PESC4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Size Notes: Up to about 10 feet tall.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Purple
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May


USA: AZ , CA , NV , UT

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.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2019-05-17
Research By: CBR

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