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Yavapai County Native & Naturalized Plants

Margaranthus solanaceus - netted globecherry

Synonyms: Margaranthus lemmonii , Margaranthus purpurascens
Plant Form: Forb

Family: Solanaceae

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Leaves and fruit
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Forb Plant Description

Origin: Native   Life Cycle: Annual
General Desc: Plant is erect and most leaf axils contain a flower and branch.
Identification notes: Urn-shaped flowers; flowers in stem axils; berry-like fruit enclosed in a papery balloon formed by the calyx.
Height: 8 to 24 inches


Habitat Description: Sandy flood plains and road margins.
Plant Communities: Pinyon Juniper Woodland, Riparian, Disturbed Areas
Elevation: 3500 - 5500 feet

Flower Characteristics

Color: Greenish-yellow to purplish     Shape: Bell-shaped not in clusters     Tubular: N     Flowering Period: Aug - Nov
Description: Flowers are usually single from the leaf axils. Corollas are greenish-yellow or purplish and about 1/8 inch long.

Leaf and Stem Characteristics

Leaf Color: Green     Leaf Type: Simple     Leaf Shape: Round or oval     Leaf Margin: Smooth     Leaf Attachment: Alternate     Leaves Clasp: N
Hairs: Leaves and stems     Spines: N
Leaf Description: Leaves are alternate, oval, and up to 2-3/8 inches long. Stems are erect and up to 24 inches tall.

Fruit and Seed Characteristics

Fruit Color: Green to red   
Fruit Type: Berry-like
Fruit Notes: Fruit is a berry about 3/16 inch in diameter, red when mature and enclosed in a papery balloon formed by the calyx.

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