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Purshia mexicana (Mexican cliffrose)
Flaigg, Norman G.

Purshia mexicana

Purshia mexicana (D. Don) Henrickson

Mexican Cliffrose, Chinacates, Chivatillo, Romerillo Cimarră³N, Romero, Romero Cedro

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Synonym(s): Cowania mexicana, Cowania mexicana var. dubia


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow


Native Distribution: Arizona south to Guanajuato and Hidalgo in central Mexico

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Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2015-12-15
Research By: TWC Staff

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