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County Rd 30
Sue Smith
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County Rd 30
Sue Smith
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Max Licher @http://swbiodiversity.org
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Max Licher @http://swbiodiversity.org
Plant Description

Origin: Native
General Description: Evergreen. Rounded, multi-stemmed,evergreen shrub. Gives off a musty odor after rain. When pollinated, petals twist 90 degrees. Varnish-like coating on leaves conserves water by slowing evaporation. During extreme drought plant grows tougher, smaller leaves.
Identification notes: Only one other shrub in this family and no other species of Larrea in Yavapai County. Bifoliolate leaves (2 leaflets).
Height: To 10 feet     Width: To 10 feet


Habitat

Habitat Description: Dry plains, mesas, slopes, hillsides. Widespread at low elevation.
Plant Communities: Desert Scrub
Elevation: 0 - 4500 feet


Flowers

Color: Yellow   Shape: Regular, not in clusters    Tubular: N   Flowering Period: Mar - Nov
Description: Bright yellow flower, 1/4–1/2 inch long, with 5 yellow petals, 5 yellow sepals, 10 stamens, and 1 pistil. The main blooming period is in the spring but blossoms will occur later depending on the moisture.


Leaves

Leaf Color: Dark green to yellowish-green   Type: Compound   Shape: Round or oval   Margin: Smooth   Attachment: Opposite   Hairs: N
Description: Waxy, strong-scented, and resinous. Two oblong leaflets, about 3/8 inch, are joined at the base and pointed at the tip.


Fruit

Color: White   Type: Capsule   Description: Flower followed by a fuzzy white, dry capsule, 1/4 inch in diameter.


Bark/Branches

Bark Color: Gray and black    Bark Texture (Mature): Rough   Bark and Branch Description: Stems are gray with dark nodes, giving a jointed appearance.
Spines, thorns or prickles: N

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