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Ziziphus parryi

Ziziphus parryi Torr.

California Crucillo, Lotebush, Parry's Abrojo, Parry's Jujube

Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn family)

Synonym(s): Condalia parryi, Condaliopsis parryi, Ziziphus parryi var. parryi


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Fruit Type: Drupe
Size Notes: Up to about 12 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green , Purple
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May


Native Habitat: Chaparral, pinyon-juniper woodlands, rocky washes and arroyos, hill slopes.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FAC
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

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 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

From the Archive

Wildflower Newsletter 1991 VOL. 8, NO.3 - Native Plants Provide a Wealth of Foods and Fibers, Letter from the President, A...

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2020-11-16
Research By: CBR

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